Voice of Bangalore - 2007

Garuda Mall, Bangalore is back with Voice of Bangalore event. This time it would be season 4 of Voice of Bangalore. This show has received an amazing response in the last three years.  Like other TV shows "Indian Idol", "TVS Sa Re Ga Ma", this event also provides an oppertunity to talented singers. You can get more details here. I had attended the first Voice of Bangalore in year 2007 and let me share its highlights for you all readers of Express YourSelf ! It may inspire you to attend this event live at Garuda Mall, if you are in Bangalore. 

Gili Voice of Bangalore Season 1 Mega Final.
Venue: Garuda Mall, Bangalore
Time: 6 to 9:30 Sept 14, 2007
  • A live talent hunt show by Garuda Mall and Radio City
  • 9 weeks of auditioning, commenced from July 26,
  • More than 5500 participants.
  • Auditioned by eminent personalities from music industry like, Chandrika Gururaj, Praveen Godkhindi, Pallavi, Sangeetha Katti, Ganesh Desai, Supriya Acharya, Sunitha S, Fayaz Khan, Jimmy Raj, Satyaprakash, Biju Nair and others.
  • The auditions at the Garuda Mall, ITPL, WIPRO (Electronic City campus), National College and M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology.
  • 17 singers for Semi finals
  • The 6 finalists : Shakti Prasad, Divya H, Priyanka Gaharwal, Aniketh Prabhu, Raghupathi and Supriya
  • Three rounds: Compulsory Kannada song, Hindi song and then duet song.
  • Judging panel : Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu, music director Guru Kiran, Kannada director Indrajit Lankesh and film producer Ashwini Ramprasad.

Now look at the show, performance, comments from judges and winner announcement.

We had Hindi songs
  1. Ek Radha Ek Mira...Dono Ne Shaam ko Chaaha
  2. Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil Se Aah Nikalti Rahi
  3. Satyam Shivam Sundaram...Title song
  4. Na Jaane Kabse...Nind Kam Aati Hai...
  5. Tere Bin Nahi Jina..Nahi Jina...
  6. Naino Ki Mat Suniyo
Hindi Duet songs
  1. Jai Jai Shiv Shankar. Kanta Lage Na Kankar
  2. Jane Ja....Dhundata Fir Raha...Main Tumhe Raat Din..
  3. Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche Har Jabaan Par.
List of items, that the winners got as prizes.
  • 'Voice of Bangalore' honour
  • Music Director Guru Kiran also signed them for his next movie
  • An exciting opportunity to sing in Indrajith Lankesh's next Hindi venture, 'Life' starring Shiney Ahuja
  • Gili Diamonds worth Rs 1,00,000
  • Free stay packages from Country Vacations
And the winners for first season Gili Voice of Bangalore were software engineer Shakti Prasad (male), and data analyst Supriya Ramakrishnaiah (female).

At last Kumar Shanu has message for all the participants, who could not win : "Ruk jana nahi tu kahi harke...". Kumar Sanu and Guru Kiran also performed at the show.

Look at some still photographs here

Times of India had covered this event. Click here


Anonymous said...

nice to read whole article..manish all the best.for yr book..am very much sure..u can do that..no doubt abt..

nilam doshi
wish u all the success

Manish Panchmatia said...

Hi all

You will find complete video report for Voice of Bangalore 2010 soon at this blog. Meanwhile see the snaps.


Manish Panchmatia

Supriya said...

Hi Manish

You have done some impressive work. I would like you to correct a few things mentioned in the blog. The winners or the finalists were not given any opportunity by neither Indrajit Lankesh nor Guru Kiran.

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