Superstar Challenge 2014

Superstar Challenge goes International!

Singapore, 8 March 2013 – Superstar Challenge returns this year, bigger and better. The Tamil regional singing competition that debuted last year has gone international this year with more countries participating. Organised by MediaCorp Vasantham, Superstar Challenge has the prestigious honour of being the only Indian singing competition held at the International level.

Two of Vasantham’s finest singing talents, Vishnu Balaji and Pavithra Nair, gear up to compete for the coveted title Superstar, and the grand cash prize of $20,000. Besides Singapore, eight other established singers from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Canada will be vying for the prestigious title.

The show will be graced by K Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, and will be televised ‘LIVE’ on Vasantham, with simulcast on Toggle LIVE and Oli 96.8 FM. The much anticipated two-hour competition will also be televised ‘LIVE’ in Sri Lanka and at a later date in Malaysia, India and Canada. Details of Superstar Challenge are as follows:

Event: Superstar Challenge 2014
Date : Saturday, 8 March 2014
Time : 9.00pm LIVE
Venue: MediaCorp TV Theatre, Caldecott Broadcast Centre

Dr Chitra Rajaram, Senior Vice President of MediaCorp’s Indian Broadcast Division says, “After the resounding success of regional singing competition Superstar Asia Challenge last year, Vasantham is delighted to have taken the next step to provide a competition platform for our local singers on the international stage. We are pleased to embark on yet another exciting collaboration with Astro Malaysia and Independent Television Network from Sri Lanka, and new partners Zee Tamil from India and Tamil Entertainment Television from Canada.”

“The telecast of this competition on the other television channels will widen the channel’s reach as it goes beyond shores to viewers in Malaysia and Sri Lanka; and this year, to Canada and India as well. These collaborations expand our footprint in the pan-Asian sphere and gives great opportunities for our artistes to grow their potential on the international platform.” Dr Chitra adds.

Each broadcaster will be sending in two of their best vocal talents for this competition. Singapore will be represented by popular local singers, Vishnu Balaji and Pavithra Nair. Vishnu Balaji was the winner of the Yaar Antha Star Youth Idol competition in 2007, and Pavithra was the 1st runner-up of Vasantham Star Indian Idol competition in 2011. They will face-off in the musical challenge with singers from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Canada. The singers will compete in three challenging duet rounds.

The judges’ panel in the competition will also take on an international flavor, with each country having a representative. Five renowned judges, Mohammed Rafee from Singapore, Sivaguru Sithambaram from Malaysia, M. Mohanraj from Sri Lanka, Harish Raghavendra from India and Prabha Balakrishnan from Canada, will come together to crown the winners of Superstar Challenge 2014.