India’s Biggest Singing Talent Hunt on Radio, ‘Radio City Super Singer’, judged by music composer Ghibran, urges aspiring singers across 39 cities to showcase their talent
Chennai, 24th November 2020: Radio City, India’s leading radio network announces the 12th season of India’s biggest singing talent hunt on the radio – Radio City Super Singer, to uphold its legacy of turning the spotlight onto some of India’s brightest singing stars. Renowned music composer Ghibran would be judging the contestants from Chennai this season. Through Radio City Super Singer, the radio channel encourages aspiring singers by giving them a platform to showcase their singing talent across 39 cities. Keeping in mind, the current situation, Radio City would be executing the 12th season of Radio City Super Singer on air and across social media that will culminate on 20th December 2020.
The auditions for the contest began from 23rd November 2020 wherein aspiring singers can send in their entries till 6th December 2020 via IRVS, Radio City’s microsite, and social media platforms. Post the auditions, 5 contestants will be shortlisted from Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada speaking regions by esteemed judges – composer Ghibran, music director Chaithan Bharadwaj, Kailash Kher and singer All Ok and singer Sangeeta Rajeev respectively. The top 5 singers across each region, will indulge in the ultimate battle to win the title of Radio City Super Singer 12. The contestants from Chennai will be chosen by music composer Ghibran and through public voting.
Commenting on the launch of the 12th edition of Radio City Super Singer, Radio City’s Chief Executive Officer, Ashit Kukian, said, , “With an aim to spread happiness and positivity amongst people during these tough time, we decided to come back with our tent pole property, Radio City Super Singer Season 12. Radio City has always believed in creating opportunities amidst crisis for the benefit of the city and its citizens. Radio City’s unwavering commitment to nurturing talent has helped this flagship property grow in the last 11 years. Being in its 12th year, Radio City Super Singer has not only grown by scale, but this year we are certain it will exceed its level of engagement amongst listeners. We are grateful for the support we have received so far and hope to see people participating in large numbers this year too and we would like to thank our sponsors who have instilled their faith in this property.
Expressing his thoughts on Radio City Super Singer 12, the widely-acclaimed music composer Ghibran said,“I was thrilled when I was asked to be a part of the jury for Radio City Super Singer. Our country has an immense amount of talent that needs the right platform to identify and allow them to present their skills. Radio City Super Singer has been that platform for the past 11 years. It has the power of making people’s dreams come true and it is an honour for me to be a part of this legacy. I’m excited to see the bunch of talent coming from my home state and I wish the contestants all the very best!’
This year, owing to the pandemic, the month-long event will be hosted live on-air across the channel’s 39 stations.
To audition, the participants in Chennai can upload their entries on https://www.radiocity.in/rcss/ or call on 7845911911. So, strengthen your vocal cords and let the big battle begin!
About Radio City 91.1FM:
Radio City, a part of Music Broadcast Limited (MBL) is a subsidiary of Jagran Prakashan Ltd. Being the first FM radio broadcaster in India and with 19 years of expertise in the radio industry, Radio City has consistently been the number one radio station in Bengaluru and Mumbai with 24.7% and 15.3% average listenership share respectively. (Source: RAM Data, TG: 12+ Period: Week 1, 2013 to Week 22, 2020). Radio City Delhi ranks #2 with a 13.7% average listenership share (Source: RAM Data, TG: 12+ Period: Week 1, 2019 to Week 22, 2020).
Music Broadcast Limited currently has 39 stations across 12 states, comprising 62% of the country’s FM population. Radio City reaches out to over 69 million listeners in 34 cities covered by AZ Research 2019 (Source: AZ Research Report). The network provides terrestrial programming along with 17 other web-stations, through its digital interface, www.radiocity.in.
Radio City has spearheaded the evolution of FM radio by offering content that is unique, path-breaking, and invokes city passion amongst listeners with its brand philosophy of “Rag Rag Mein Daude City”. The network introduced humor and the concept of agony aunt on the radio with Babber Sher and Love Guru, respectively. It also initiated Radio City Freedom Awards, a platform to recognize independent music, and provided a launchpad to budding singers with Radio City Super Singer, the first singing talent hunt on Radio.
Radio City bagged 85 awards across national and international platforms like Golden Mikes, India Radio Forum, New York awards, ACEF awards, etc. in FY 2019-2020. Radio City has consistently featured for the 7th time in ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ study conducted by Great Place to Work Institute. Radio City has also been recognized in ‘India’s Best Workplaces for Women – 2019’ and has ranked amongst the Top 75 organizations on the list. In 2020, Radio City ranked 4th in ‘Best Large Workplaces in Asia’, according to the GPTW survey.