ROOPA CROWNED AMRITA "SUPER STAR GLOBAL": BAGS A MERCEDES
In a nail-biting triangular contest which was telecast Live with simultaneous SMS Scores from audiences worldwide, Amrita TV's music reality show ,"Lux Super Star Global", climaxed on April 5 with Roopa winning the Mercedes Benz .
Roopa,23, a native of Cochin, doing her post-graduation in music, said that she had never dreamt that she would be performing on such a platform, and more importantly being declared numero uno among thousands of aspirants who auditioned worldwide for "Super Star Global".
She gave the entire credit of her accomplishments to the Almighty , her music teachers,parents,relatives,Amrita TV fraternity and most importantly, her supporters and well-wishers who voted her to super stardom.
The 2nd prize-winner at "Super Star Global" was Jeetu,19, an undrgraduate from Mumbai who got a Swift , while the third place went to Teena ,19,who is also doing her graduation hailing from Calicut.
The journey of " Lux Super Star Global" started with auditions of over 20,000 aspirants in India ,USA,UK and UAE, from which 21 contestants were shortlisted for competing in this show .Commencing in July 2007,the talent hunt ran for 180 hourly episodes spread over eight months,five days a week on prime time(Mon-Fri 8-9 pm) on Amrita TV.
The Chief Guest was noted singer Vani Jayaram who also performed at the grand finale.The four-hour live telecast show was interspersed with entertaining performances by musicians like M.Jayachandran,Unni Menon,Gayatri,George Peter,Chitra Iyer,Shan, keyboardist Stephen and all the contestants of "Lux Super Star Global".
Held at Trivandrum's Nishagandhi open air auditorium in a dazzling set with a star-studded invited audience in attendance, "Lux Super Star Global " was beamed Live across the world .Besides supporters ,music lovers,celebrities and clients ,the show was attended by top officials in police,government and services.
The Mercedes Benz was sponsored by Confident Group.
During the show a donation of Rs.one lakh was presented to an unfortunate family from Malappuram district ,where all the four children are mentally retarded with a disabled father, with no means for livelihood. "Amrita News", the round-the clock news division of the channel, had carried a moving story about this impoverished family under its ongoing public service news campaign" You Too Can Make A Difference"--exhorting viewers to help. An amount of Rs 1 lakh which had been collected under this campaign, was handed over to the mother of the children on the stage of "Super Star Global" by the Minister of Water Resources,Government of Kerala. At the show the Chairman ,Confident Group made a humanitarian gesture by announcing a donation of Rs one lakh on behalf of the Group to the distressed family.