Singing along with the music

KARAOKE CHAMPIONSHIP

Singing along with the music

Karaoke singing is gaining popularity in the City. A clear proof of this was the final round of the ‘Bangalore Karaoke Championship’, which was held at the Alliance Francaise recently. 

The show was organised by Satya Prakash Bhatnagar of the production company Satyaz and saw a lot of enthusiastic performers, from students to professionals. In the end, there were 13 finalists and two rounds that reflected two different moods to showcase their versatility. 

All the participants were bubbling with excitement and shared their enthusiasm about the experience.Ankita Kundu, a sixth grader, said that it was a challenging experience to sing in front of a closed group. “I was nervous to perform. Yet it was a fun experience. I sang Barso Re Megha in the solo round and Teri Ore Teri Ore and Jaanejaan Dhoondta Phir Raha in the duet round,” said Ankita.

Kavita Tawadare and Sumanth S Naik, who sang a duet, said that they had been practising regularly for the last 15 days. “He was always home and we used to practise so much that my family got bored listening to the same songs again and again,” smiled Kavita. Sumanth added that singing a duet was a challenge since co-ordination is a must.

Being a closed space, the AFB auditorium made the performance more intimate, said Vasundhara Shiv Kumar, a student of architecture, who also performed at the show. “A unique thing about this competition was that people of different age groups were a part of it,” she noted.

Asif of ‘Indian Idol — Season 5’ fame, who had come from Mumbai for the event, was all praises for the participants and felt that there were many quality voices in the City. “Events like these help in the revolution of music. The performances that I saw here were all remarkable,” commented Asif.

Prakash Sontakke, who was also present at the show, said that it was exciting to see so many youngsters perform. “Generally, only experienced singers are able to bring out such emotions while they are singing. I’ve seen some great coordination here,” said Prakash.

Music-lovers were also more than happy when they got to hear their favourite numbers at the competition. Akanksha Agarwal, a member of the audience, said, “Singing by oneself and singing to a track used for karaoke are two different experiences altogether. Each of the performers put up a great show and the efforts put in to each song could be seen.”

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