Airtel Super Singers – Winners List of All Seasons – 1,2,3,4,5
Everyone who scouts or aspires to become a playback singer, singing reality shows serve as an immediate passport to the film industry. Airtel Super Singer – Thamizhagathin Brahmaanda Kuralukkana Thedal (“the search for the greatest voice of Tamil Nadu”), a reality TV singing competition in the Tamil language sponsored by ‘Bharti Airtel’airs on Vijay TV together with its spin-off edition Super Singer Junior. State-wise auditions are conducted throughout Tamil Nadu to discover the best playback recording voice. The winners and finalists are offered with chances to sing in the upcoming Tamil movies, besides also being showered with sums of money, gold, and real estate property.
With this article, we take a look at the winner of all seasons of Super Singer:
Season 1 – Nikhil Mathew
The first edition of the Tamil singing reality show was presented by the renowned playback singer ‘Chinamyi’ and the panel of judges included: Anuradha Sriram, Srinivas, and Unnikrishnan. The entire season was fractionalized into various subsequent performance rounds, them being in order: introduction, grasping, duet, group, emotion, celebrity, lifeline, and the finale. On 4th August 2006, the veteran playback singer, S.P. Balasubramanyam announced ‘Nikhil Mathew’ as the winner of the competition.The season concluded with the celebration round.Implied with the contract of the title winner, Nikhil Mathew, well versed in classical and Indian music genre, got to playback for Tamil film Bheemafor music director Harris Jayraj. And, as of today, he has lent his voice to over 20 songs, as a playback singer. In 2013, he won Mirchi Awards for Best Song of the Year for “Azhalinte Azhangalil”.
Season 2 – Ajesh Ashok (Ajeesh)
The second edition premiered in 2008, and all judges returned to the show with the exception of Anuradha Sriram, whose was substituted by Sujatha Mohan. The singing competition was won by Ajeesh, whereas Ravi and Renu ended in the second and third positions respectively. Born and brought up in Chennai, Ajeesh began his training in carnatic at a very tender age. His debut track was a romantic number Idhu Varai for the Tamil film, Goa, for the popular composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. He released an independent music album titled, Rain, College, Love – The Connect, in 2013.
Season 3 – P. Sai Sharan
The winner of the third edition was P. Sai Sharan, then, a 21 year old engineering student. He appeared in a Carnatic music concert when he was 8 years old, and his musical journey had found its wings. Previously, he participated and proceeded till the final stage in the debut season of Airtel Super Singer Junior. His debut song was Dang Dang for the film Manam Kothi Parvai with Malavika, who was also a co-contestant in the third edition of the show. This season of the show was hosted by ‘Divya’ and ‘Sivakarthikeyan’.
Season 4 – Diwakar
The winner of the fourth season of this singing reality competitionDhivagar Santhosh a.k.a Diwakar was already a popular face before making his appearance on this show. Earlier, he had participitated in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2009 challenge, and also emerged as the runner up in Voice of Tamil Nadu. His first song as a playback singer was for music director D. Immam for the movie Panchu Mittai. However, his first song released was for the Tamil film Vadacurry alongside Vijay Prakash and Ajeesh (winner of the 2nd edition of Super Singer). This edition was hosted by Makapa Anand, Priyanka and Bhavana.
Season 5 – Anand Aravindakshan
The most recent edition of Super Singer happened in 2015 and Anand Aravindakshan was crowned the winner. Ironically, even before winning the competition, he already had recorded more than 10 songs as a playback singer, and the very fact flared controversies amongst the fans on social media. Following this, the channel was accused of hiding the contestant’s true identity from the public. However, the channel rubbished away those accusations and said that the rule didn’t forbid existing playback singers from participating in the competition.