“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
Colors Singing Megastar Australia was held on 9th April 2017 in Parravilla Function Lounge in Sydney has proved that talent has no boundaries. A solo singing competition that resonated across Australia resulting in a packed house attendance and audience response was overwhelming. All together there were 30 contestants from different ethnic backgrounds like Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Fiji and India. The songs presented in the solo singing competition included some great new & old hits like Mere Dholna, Sun Raha Hai Na Tu and classics like Chura Liya Hai Tumne which had audience slipping into nostalgia. The allurement of the show was that all the singers were finer than other.
The show started with a short dance performance by The Elegant Creations’ junior dance group and they sure did bring the stage alive by performing on the hit song Nagade Sang (Ramleela). The credence of the little ones was commendable and stole the hearts of the audience. A perfect start to the Colors Singing Megastar event. The show was hosted by the young, vibrant and beautiful Rupali who marked her debut hosting the show along with The Elegant Creations’ talented and popular host Kashif Harrison who is also a very well known radio presenter.
Dr. Madhvi Mohindra, director of The Elegant Creations who looks after advertising and marketing for Colors Viacom 18 in Australia was overwhelmed with the response of contestants as well as audience. Colors Singing Megastar Australia was the fifth event brought to Australia by Colors in association with The Elegant Creations. In the past few years Colors has successfully organised auditions for Colors Talent Hunt Australia and Jhalak Dikhla Ja Australia Spotlight. These unique talent search events are a first in Australia, where the winner gets a fully paid trip to Mumbai and a chance to perform and/or attend a workshop with celebrities depending upon the show format. These are ‘free-entry’ events for contestants as well as for the audiences which makes it different from other talent shows in Australia.
Dr. Mohindra says, “In all the past 5 talent search events, contestants were unique and highly talented and also included seasoned stage performers amongst fresh new talents. Massive exposure and fame on this mainstream platform regularly attracts talents, young and the not so young. We always look forward to talented contestants who can showcase his/her talent and represent Australia. I always appeal to potential contestants to come forward to show their art because it is a competitive world out there and involves hard work and dedication. They have to be in to win it and I think it’s definitely worth a try”.
The Competition was judged by three esteemed judges, Ms Kumud Merani (Producer SBS Hindi Radio Australia), Mr. Amit Diwadkar (well known Indian classical singer-musician) and Mrs Promila Gupta (prominent community leader in Australia). The participants were judged on five aspects; tonal quality, technique, communication, musicianship and stage presence. The judges thought that the competition was really very tough and so they selected the top 5 contestants and asked them to sing without any supporting track. Srijani Dan, a trained Indian classical singer was the winner of Colors Singing Megastar. Jagpreet Grover, a trained classical and very versatile singer grabbed the first runners-up trophy. Srijani has flown to India along with her family to experience a life time opportunity. The highlights of the Colors Singing Megastar event will be aired on Colors Asia Pacific very soon.
NRI Achievers, an International magazine published from India was the Media Partners of this event.