Airtel Super Singer Junior

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Airtel Super Singer Junior
Created by Vijay TV
Country of origin India
Production
Executive producer(s) Vijay TV
Location(s) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Running time 1 hour
Broadcast
Original channel STAR Vijay
Original run 2007  – Present
External links
Website

Airtel Super Singer Junior - Thamizhagathin Chellakuralukkana Thedal (the search for the sweet voice of Tamil Nadu) - is a reality show hosted by Vijay TV,[1] a popular Tamil channel of the Star Network. It is a singing talent hunt for the children of age group 6-14. This is the junior version of the Airtel Super Singer show which premiered in 2006. Auditions are held in various parts of TamilNadu, India. The show attracts many kids from all over the state and rigorous multi-level selection procedures are done in order to select the contestants for the stage show.

Season 1[edit]

The first season of the Airtel Super Singer Junior show premiered in 2007 and was compered by Chinmayi. Of the many kids who auditioned for the show, 25 were selected to go on to the stage show which consisted of a variety of interesting rounds. The judges at the studio were K.S. Chitra and Usha Uthup. Krishnamoorthy emerged the winner after a hard fought finals with an equally brilliant Vignesh, who had an amazing flavor for folk. The other finalists were Saicharan and Aparna (who won against "Madhumitha Shankar" in the wild card round) who also gave a very tough competition.

Season 2[edit]

The second season of the premiered in 2009. The show was initially compered by Divyadharshini[disambiguation needed] during the audition rounds. This role was then handed over to Divya, a former VJ and upcoming playback singer, who hosted the stage show consisting of the final 25 contestants. The judges are K.S. Chitra, Mano and Malgudi Subha. The voice trainer is Ananth Vaidyanathan. Finalists: Shravan, Roshan, Alka, Srikanth & Nithyashree, making it the first time in the competition that 5 contestants will be heading to the finals.

Name Position Prize
Alka Title Winner A beautiful villa worth Rs. 25 lakhs
Shravan First runner-up A stylish car
Srikanth Most popular contestant Rs. 3 lakhs
Nithyashree.J.J and Roshan - Rs. 2 lakhs each
Priyanka and Srinisha - Rs. 1 lakh each

Actor Karthi attended the grand finale.

Show Highlights[edit]

  • Week: 4/19/2010 thru 4/22/2010

Round: Unplugged

  • Week: 4/12/2010 thru 4/15/2010

Round: Chithirai Special - Sing with Judges Best Singers: Nithyashree (Chitra), Alka (Mano), Srinisha (Malgudi Subha)

  • Week: 4/5/2010 thru 4/8/2010

Rounds: Part 1 - National Film Award Winning Songs Guests: P.Suseela, S.Janaki Contestants: (No Elimination) Nithyashree - 1. Paadariyaen - Sindhu Bhairavi (danger zone) Roshan - 1. Ennavalae - Kaadhalan, 2. Puthu Vellai Mazhai - Roja (danger zone) Priyanka - 1. Ovvoru Pookkalumae - Autograph, 2. Paattu Cholli - Azhagi Alka Ajit - 1. Paal Polavae (Naalai Indha Vaelai) - Uyarndha Manidhan, 2. Oru Deivam Thantha - Kannathil Muthamittal (danger zone) Shravan - 1. Thangathamarai Magalae - Minsara kanavu (Runner up / Immunity) Srinisha - 1. Chittukuruvikkena Kattupaadu - Savalae Samali (Winner / Immunity) Prasanna Sundar - 1. Koopitta Kuralukku - Thunaivan, 2. Strawberry Pennae - Minsara Kanavu

  • Week: 3/29/2010 thru 4/1/2010

Round - Retro Top 8 Contestants: Ajith Raveen, Roshan (danger zone), Srikanth (Eliminated), Prasanna Sundar, Srinisha, Priyanka (danger zone), Shravan, Nithyashree (Immunity)

  • Week - 3/22/2010 thru 3/25/2010

Round - "Nila (moon)" Songs Top 9 Contestants: Alka Ajit, Roshan, Srikanth, Prasanna Sundar, Sharath (Eliminated), Srinisha, Priyanka, Shravan, Nithyashree Guest - P.B.Srinivas

  • Week - 3/15/2010 thru 3/18/2010 Top 10 Contestants: Alka Ajit, Roshan, Srikanth, Prasanna Sundar (danger zone), Sharath, Srinisha, Priyanka, Shravan, Nithyashree, Sahana (Eliminate

Top 4 contestants : Alka Ajit, Roshan, Shravan and Nithyashree (eliminated)).

The Last Semi Final round lets 3 of the contestants to enter the Finals. The competition was really tough because the contest would not only compete each other's, but they would sing with 3 professional playback singers in carnatic,melody and western musics. Shravan and Alka successfully emerged as top 2 contestants and were qualified for finals then the two least scorers : Roshan (68 marks) and Nithyashree (60 marks) have to compete each other in a 1 minute rapid fire rounds and Roshan was qualified for the finals. n jj

  • Wild Card Results - 3/6/2010

Wildcard Winners as announced by the judges were Srikanth and Nithyashree and will enter the finals along with Alka Ajith, Roshan and Shravan. The wild card results created a lot of frustrations and disappointments among Vijay TV viewers citing that the public votes were manipulated and played no role in the results. Expectations were extremely high and various blogs were very much in favour of the wild card winner as Priyanka followed by Srinisha.[2][3] Views have been aired that Srikanth and Nithyashree though talented pose no competency to the other finalists in the final round.

Special Awards[edit]

Genre Nominees Winner
Classical Shravan, Sahana, Sri Hari, Prasanna Sundar Forhad, Sri Hari (Special Mention)
Entertainment Nithyashree, Srikanth, Srinisha Nithyashree
Folk Vishnu Sharan, Oviya, Bala Sarangan Bala Sarangan
Western Nithyashree, Sharath, Sowmiya Sowmiya
Melody Priyanka, Roshan, Alka Alka & Roshan
Most Progressive Singer Priyanka, Bala Sarangan, Prasanna Sundar, Shravan Prasanna Sundar & Priyanka
Most Popular No nominees Srikanth
  • Week - 7/6/2010 thru 10/6/2010

Finals - Finalists Alka Ajit, Shravan, Roshan, Nithyashree and Srikanth give their finals performance in the classical, folk, western (melody and fast) rounds.

Final Performances[edit]

Genre sadhu Roshan Nithyashree Srikanth
Classical Ennai enna seithai venkuzhale Paatum Naan Vanthaaal Maha Kannodu Kanbathellam Isai Thamizh
Folk Raangi Rangamma Thillangapadi Uppu Karvadu Kaathadi Pola Yendi Veyilodu Vilayaadi
Western (melody) Ithu Varai Nee Marilyn Monroe Azhagiya Cindrella Jillenu Oru Kaathal Nenjukkul Peithidum
Western (fast) Mambo Maamiya Oyaayiye Yaayiye Girlfriend Venum Kannum Kannum Nokia Bumchikku Bumchikku
  • 17/6/2010

Grand Finals - Finalists Alka Ajit, Shravan, Roshan, Nithyashree and Srikanth give their final performances on the grand stage with thousands of spectators.

Grand Finale Performances[edit]

Round Alka Ajith Shravan Roshan Nithyashree Srikanth
1 Singara Velane Om Sivoham Udhaya Udhaya Mayya Mayya Maadhavi Ponmayilal
2 Munbe Vaa Uyirum Neeye Oru Poiyavathu Sol Ivaloru Ilangkuruvi Namma Ooru Singaari

Other good Singers in the show are Monissha, Sanjana, Sriprasanna, got eliminated before entering the final 15 contestants's bandwagon.

Memorable performances[edit]

  • Alka Ajith - Sowkiyama, Senthoora Poove, Marudhaani (Melody Round), Mannipaaya (VTV Special), Azhagu Nilave (Special Awards Round), Idhazhil Kadhai Eludhum (Semi-finals Melody Round), Ennai Enna Seidhaai (Finals Day 1), Idhu Varai (Finals Day 3), Singara Velanay (Grand Finale)
  • Nithyashree - Cheena Thana Doi, Innimai Niraindha Ulagam (Retro Round), Adiye Kolluthey, Pattathu Raani (Wild Card Public Voting Round)
  • Prasanna Sundar - Senthamizh Nattu (Boys vs. Girls), Maadhavi Ponmayila (Classical Round), Taxi Taxi, Something Something (Western Round)
  • Priyanka - Chinna Thai Aval, Kathirikka Kundu Kathirikka (Boys vs. Girls), Mundhinam Paarthane (VTV Special), Azhagai Pookuthey (Melody Round), Naalai Intha & Kalyaana Thane Nila (Moon Songs Round), Vaan Megam (Rain Songs Round), Nenjathai Alli Konjam (Unplugged Round), Maraindirundhu Paarkum (Wild Card), Aatamma Perottamma, Kanniley Ennaundu, Machchan Meesa, Mannavan Vanthaanadi (Wild Card Public Voting Round)
  • Roshan - Santhana Thendralai (Grand Opening), Sangeetha Jathi Mullai (Classical Round), Anjali Anjali, Kaadhal Rojavae, Songs in medley round, Ennadi Raakkamma, Isai Kaettaal, Ninaithu Ninaithu Paarthaen, Vedham Anuvilum Oru Naadham, O Divya O Divya (Melody Round), Poove Sempoove, Vellai Pookal, Pudhu Vellai Mazhai, Uyirum Neeye, Sonnalum Ketpathillai (Special Awards Round)
  • Sahana - Nila Kaiygirathu (Debut Round), Annul Mele Panithuli (VTV Special), Mannavan Vanthaanadi
  • Shravan - Uyirin Uyire, Strawberry Kanne (Debut Round), Hosanna (VTV Special), Nilave Ennidam, Minsaara Poove (Semi-finals Classical Round), Paattum Naane (Finals Day 1)
  • Sri Hari - Neeye Unakku Endrum (Wild Card Round)
  • Srikanth - Singaari Sarakku, Shankaraa, Anjala (VTV Special), Andru Vanthathu Athey Nila, Bumchikku Bumchikku (Finals Day 4)
  • Srinisha - Pazham Nee Appa, Pon vaanam, Rahathulla, Maasi maasam, Kannodu kaanpathellaam, Vennila Vennila, Chittukurvikenna Kattupaadu
  • Vishnu Charan - Chithiram Pesuthadi, Kathilakka Neram Illai (Wild Card), Mayakkama Kalakkama (Wild Card), Ullathil Nalla Ullam

Season 3[edit]

The third season of the program premiered in 2011. The show was initially compered by Kalyani, Ramya and Bhavana during the audition rounds. This role was then handed over to Radio Mirchi RJ, MaKaPa Anand and Bhavana a former VJ who hosted the stage show consisting of the final 25 contestants. The judges are K.S. Chitra, Mano and Malgudi Subha. The voice trainer is Ananth Vaidyanathan. As of now there are 5 contestants. Apart from direct finalists SSJ04 Pragathi Guruprasad, SSJ07 Sukanya, SSJ010 Gautham. The other 27 contestants were Anu, Shruthilaiya, Theresa Martin, Vishwam, Allan Francis, Bharath Narayan, Vignesh, Anal Akash, Benita Maria Yazhini, Sarika Navananthan, Srisha, Malavika, Shruthika, Kavya, Rajaganapathy, Santhosh Balaji, Madhumitha, Mukund, Shanmukapriya, Haripriya, Magisha Baheerathan,Sephy,Aajeedh, Anjana, Rakshitha, Jayanth and Akilesh. But only 10 from these were selected for the wild card round. And two from them SSJ 05 - Aajeedh & SSJ 09 - Yazhini has been selected as the 4th and 5th finalists.

Season 3 Memorable Performances[edit]

Season 3 Special Awards[edit]

Special awards have been given to the top three singers and the wild card entrants.

Contestant ID Contestant Name Award
SSJ 01 Jeyanth Most Energetic Singer
SSJ 02 Rakshitha Best Western Singer
SSJ 03 Anjana The Cutest Singer
SSJ 04 Pragathi Guruprasad Best Classical Singer
SSJ 05 Aajeedh Most Stylish Singer
SSJ 06 Anu Most Expressive Singer
SSJ 07 Sukanya Most Creative Singer
SSJ 08 Akileswaran Best Entertainer
SSJ 09 Yazhini Best Melody Singer
SSJ 10 Gautham The Soulful Singer
SSJ 11 Rajaganapathy Best Comeback
SSJ 12 Sephy Best Performer
SSJ 13 Malavika Most Progressive Singer

Season 3 Direct Finalists[edit]

  1. Sukanya (SSJ07)
  2. Pragathi Guruprasad (SSJ04)
  3. Gautham (SSJ10)

Season 3 Wild-Card Entrants[edit]

  1. Aajeedh Khalique (SSJ 05)
  2. Yazhini (SSJ 09)

Season 3 Grand Finale Performances[edit]

Grand finale was on 26 October 2012, evening at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium live from 6.30 PM and went on till 2 AM. A. R. Rahman was the special guest here among all the usual judges. The results were announced by 12.30 AM by A. R. Rahman and the title winner was Aajeedh Khalique and the 1st Runner up was Pragathi Guruprasad.

Round Pragathi Guruprasad Aajeedh Khalique Sukanya Yazhini Gowtham
1 Isaiyarasi Vande Mataram Minsaara Poove Mannavan Vandhaanadi Paatum Naane
2 Mayya Mayya Iru Pookal Anjali Anjali[disambiguation needed] Chandralekha Vidu Kathaiya

Season 3 Winners[edit]

The winner of the title 'Airtel Super Singer Junior 3' was Aajeedh Khalique, and the second place was bagged by Pragathi Guruprasad. The third place went to Benita Maria Yazhini.

Place Contestant Name
#1 SSJ 05 Aajeedh Khalique
#2 SSJ 04 Pragathi Guruprasad
#3 SSJ 09 Benita Maria Yazhini
#4 SSJ 07 Sukanya
#5 SSJ 10 Goutham

Season 4[edit]

The fourth season of the Airtel Super Singer Junior show premiered from 31 March 2014.[4] Children from the age of 6 years to the age of 14 years participated in the first leg of the auditions from across the state of Tamil Nadu.[4] A townhouse worth 70 lakh rupees at Arun Excello Temple Green Township will be presented to the winner.[4] It was anchored by Ma.Ka.Pa.Anand, Prianka and Bhavana.

The show is telecast on weekdays at 9:00pm.[4]

Elimination chart[edit]

Legend
Did Not Perform Female Male Airtel Super Singer Junior 4
Wait listed (WL) or
Danger zone (DZ)
Eliminated (Elim)
Round: Introduction Songs Round New Songs Round Free Style Round Raja Raja than Round(Isaignani's Birthday Celebrations) Western Songs Round Dance Attack Round(Top 20 Selection) Dooring Talkies Round Folk Round(Top 20 Selection) Getup Round Free Style Round(Chinese Background) Dedication Round Neeya Naana Round Bakthi Padalgal(Devotional) Round Isai Kuyilin Idhigasa Paadalgal Round(TOP 15 Selection) Top 15 Celebrations Hip Hop and Remix Round Deva Ragangal - Ganna & Kuthu Padalgal Round Mellisai padalgal Round Retro Round Isai Vaanin Ilaya Nila-SPB and S.Janaki Round Top 10 Selection Round Top 10 Celebrations-Enacting Round
Week: May 12-16 May 19-23 May 26-30 June 2-6 June 9-13 June 16-20 June 23-27 June 30-July 4 July 7-11 July 14-18 July 21-25 July 28-August 1 August 4-8 August 11-14 August 18-22 August 25-29 September 01-05 September 08-12 September 15-19 September 22-26 September 29-October 3 October 6-October 10
Place Contestant Result
01 Anal Akash DZ DZ DZ DZ
02 Angelin DZ
03 Anushya DZ
04 Bharath DZ
05 Hari Priya DZ
06 Jessica Judes DZ DZ DZ
07 Pravasthi
08 Spoorthi
09 Srihari Sunil DZ DZ DZ
10 Srisha
11 Shradha Ganesh DZ DZ Elim
12 Robin DZ DZ Elim
13 Arjun DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ Elim
14 Shivani DZ DZ DZ Elim
15 Monika DZ DZ Elim
16 Sunandha DZ DZ DZ Elim
17 Aishwarya DZ Elim
18 Saran DZ DZ DZ DZ Elim
19 Shalini (Foreign Contest) Elim
20 Krishna Sai DZ Elim
21 Karthika Prathosh Elim
22 Kumudhini Elim
23 Mohammed Harsad Elim
24 Rohini Elim
25 Sonika DZ Elim
26 Priya DZ Elim
27 Nazim Elim
28 Senthil Nathan (Not Contesting)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "indya.com - STAR - VIJAY". Vijay.indya.com. 1981-06-12. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Airtel Super Singer". Starvijay-ssj.blogspot.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Airtel Super Singer Junior 2 | Events - Chennai 360". ChennaiOnline. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Young Voices - The Hindu". The Hindu. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 

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