Kuwait: Keenly Contested 'Singing Superstar' a Grand Success
Report & Pics: Wilson and Priya Saldanha Shirthady / Kuwait
Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait
Kuwait, Sep 29: Following the success of “Dhoom Machale" with Dance India Dance fame choreographer Terence Lewis, Indian Youth Society-Kuwait presented "Singing Superstar" a multi-lingual singing competition on Thursday September 27 at 8.30 pm at Kuwait Medical Association Auditorium, Jabriya Kuwait. Vasundhara Das, the gorgeous Indian actress and singer was judge.
The programme started with a formal welcome by president Shabbir Qamar followed by the grand entry of judge of the day Vasundhara Das. Shabbir then introduced compere of the day Somnath Karmakar who is also a mimicry artiste. He entertained the audience with the voices of different Bollywood actors.
The competition started with senior category where Kevin Koshy Jacob, Poornima Anna Dominic, Tojan Varghese Mathew, Paridhi Garg, Andrea Petula D’Souza and Aleena Rehan performed to impress the judge and the audience.
Indian Idol finalist Rajdeep Chatterjee entertained the audience with some selected numbers. Little kids won every heart in the audience with their dances, which reminded one of the festive season of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. The atmosphere was further enlivened with the rib-tickling jokes by Rehman Khan, the stand up comedian who was seen in 'Laughter Challenge 3', 'Punjabi Chakde', 'Comedy Champion', 'Dekh India Dekh', 'Raju Haazir Ho', 'Chinchpokli to China', 'Bade Miya Chota Miya' and so many other comedy shows on television.
Sponsors of the event were honoured with bouquets. A souvenir to mark the event was released by Dr Nuna Goel along with the other sponsors. Audition judges, Akash Panwar and other members of Indian Youth Society were also honoured for their contribution.
In junior category Julia Anil Thevalakar, Rinie Mariam Lal, Vineeth A Joseph, Reeves Thomas George, Moses Kurian Mathew, Ramisa Nawal, Merlin Abraham and Kishan Paul Raja performed for the title. As expected, the super senior category entertained the audience the maximum, wherein Noufal kacheri Valappil, Neelima Elsa Dominic, Vishal Kumar Bhatiani, Subhashish Bhattacharya, Khalifa Abdulaziz, Urooj Shaikh, Jaya Dheeraj, Anuj Singhal and Abdul Gafoor M K performed with full spirit.
Finally, the results were declared by Vasundhara Das to huge rounds of applause from the audience. In the junior category, Julia Anil Thevalakar bagged the first place while Vineeth A Joseph and Kishan Paul Raja shared the second place. In senior category Poornima Anna Dominic was the runner-up while Tojan Varghese Mathew was declared the winner. In super senior category Neelima Elsa Dominic won the title for her voice and technically perfect song, and Jaya Dheeraj was the runner-up. The programme came to an end with performances by Vasundhara Das and Rajdeep Chatterjee.
The Indian Youth Society was established by the initiative of a bunch of young Indians with the purpose of creating a youth revolution. The society has been successful in amassing wide popularity amongst the youth of Kuwait and in spreading the Indian culture amongst the people of Kuwait. The main attraction of the competition and the show was that the participants could perform in any language.
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