Hall of Fame
Shabir - Vasantham Star 2005
Shabir is an acclaimed & prolific singer-songwriter/artiste from Singapore. He is the winner of the inaugural singing competition Vasantham Star 2005, the talent quest hosted by Mediacorp's Vasantham Channel.
Shabir remains one of the leading Indian singer-songwriters & music producers in Singapore with a strong fan following in the region having released two albums to date, 'Alaipayuthey' & 'TraffiQ'. Shabir also released his latest single titled Urban Quest (Nagara Vaytei). Shabir is also a multi-faceted artiste who excels in other arts apart from music & singing that includes acting & hosting. He played a police officer who was also an informer for a drug syndicate in Vettai (Pledge to Hunt) and as a charismatic Casanova lawyer in Devathaigal (Angels). He has also emceed in the 2007 National Day Parade.
His achievements in the nascent Singapore music industry are commendable as the song Slow Motion from his sophomore album 'TraffiQ' was featured in Sun Koh?s highly acclaimed 'LUCKY 7' feature film which premiered at the International Film Festival, Rotterdam. The songs of 'TraffiQ' have also topped International Radio charts such as THR Ragaa (Malaysia) & TVI Radio (Canada). Shabir also produced & scored music, Original Sound Track (OST) & supervised audio for the highly acclaimed short independent film, Certain Chapters' that had been the official selection in numerous international & local film festivals including 3rd New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest (NJISACF) 2009, 7th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2009 & 5th Asian Festival of First Films 2009. He has also created music & written songs for major organizations & award winning TV programs such as Iyantra which was nominated for Pradana Vizha 2009 awards, Asian Television Awards 2009 & Akshaya which won Pradana Vizha 2009 Best Children's Drama along with Courts Megastore advertisement, Active Aging Carnival 2007, Kadir & Kadir Malay drama (Suria), "Singapore OK!", Tamil Language Council theme songs & KPE Underground Radio project by Land Transport Authority. Shabir's previous two (2) music videos are being aired on both regional channels and MTV Asia.
Formally trained and qualified in the areas of Music Production and Audio Engineering Shabir has also performed in several national & international events such as National Day Parade 2006/2007, President's Star Charity 2006/2007 & Flying Songs on Earth 2007(Guangzhou, China). He is currently working on his next single which will be in English and scores music for various independent & international TV / film productions. He will be involved in Evian "Live Young" campaign 2011.
Ebi Shankara - Vasantham Star 2007
Viewers were first introduced to Ebi Shankara through is particiaptiong in the 2007 edition of Vasantham Star. Ebi captivated viewers every week and evolved into a crowd puller which eventually won him the Vasantham Star title.
Since winning the competition Ebi has performed in several events such as the 2008 National Day Parade ,Project Hope and the Deepavali Light-up show. Ebi has also taken on acting roles not only in Vasantham programmes such as Goal and Planet Galatta, but also on Okto's programme-100 wishes. He has performed in the musical theatre production -The Full Monty.
Vickneshwerren - Vasantham 2009
Vicknesh first made his mark on TV through Vasantham Star 2009. Since winning the talent quest, he has represented the channel on various platforms by lending his voice to shows such as the MediaCorp Festival Performer Trade Show, AFA's 'My Family, My Joy Singer' and 'Laugh, Live, Love Singer.'He has also performed on Channel 5 programmes such as Singapore Idol and Project Hope. Vicknesh continues to make regular appearances on Vasantham's programmes and events.