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Carnatic Music Idol USA — Finals

After a thrilling series of preliminary rounds in four cities, the Grand Finale of Carnatic Music Idol USA will be held on September 24, 2011:

Shirdi Sai Mandir Auditorium
1221 California Circle
Milpitas CA 95035

The event will start at 10:00am. For more details, including ticket information, see the Finals page.

The finalists from the various centers are:


Aadith Moorthy
Shreya Ganeshan
Veena Ganapathy
Shilpa Sadagopan
Ruhi Iyer
Priyadarshini Rathakrishnan
Aditya Krishnaswamy
Akhila Eechampati
Shruthi Santhanam
Supritha Jegannathan
Anuradha Rao

Chitra Lakshumanan
Rithika Nair
Saathvikaa Veeravalli
Sahanaa Iyer
Arun Kousik
Aarthi Kumar
Keerthana Sankar
Hariharan Ravi
Sushmitha Ravikumar
Sutikshna Veeravalli
New York

Srinidhi Krishnan
Saketha Panthula
Sreehari Raghavan
Shyamala Ramakrishna
Ananthapadmanabha Rao
Skandaprasad Rao
Ashvin Ravi
Shashank Sridhar
Shriya Srinivasan
Avanthika Srinivasan
Bay Area, CA

Arjun Subramaniam
Geeta Shankar
Jayashri Sarathy
Maya Srinivasan
Pragathi Guruprasad
Ananya Ashok
Divya Mohan
Harini Jaganathan
Manasa Suresh
Parthiv Mohan
Shruti Sarathy

Congratulations to all the finalists!

posted on September 21, 2011

Carnatic Music Idol: USA

Jaya TV and Maximum Media, in association with the Aradhana Committee, bring the most successful reality show for Carnatic music to the USA.

Carnatic Music Idol: USA

This program is a way for North American children to showcase their talent, take part in a fun, relaxed and friendly competition while having the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be featured on an international television program. All talent levels are welcome and we want to give every participant a chance to perform and enjoy the event!

Participants will be divided into two categories by age: 5–14, and 15–25.

The preliminary contest will be open to young classical Carnatic musicians from North America. The dates and locations for the preliminary and final rounds are:

Dates Geography Sponsoring Organization
Sep 9, 10 Atlanta, GA
(covers all of South)
Sep 11 Chicago, IL
(covers all of Midwest)
Sep 16, 17 New York / New Jersey
(covers Eastern seaboard)
Madhusudhan (+1-609-279-0633)
Ramanathan (+1-732-422-6830)
Sep 18 San Jose, CA
(covers West coast)
Vaidyanathan (+1-408-300-0189)
Shastha Foods
Sep 24 Final competition at San Jose, CA  

Take part in this great opportunity!

Priceless Prizes!

The judges panel will comprise popular star Carnatic musicians, and the final will be a mega event in California with a large panel of leading musicians.

Application Process

Please look over the rules and regulations for the competition, and then get in touch with the regional organizer listed above to apply.

For further details, please contact V.V. Sundaram (vvs@aradhana.org).

posted on August 16, 2011