Top Singer” Competitions – SOUTH WEST REGION

Dear TANA and TANTEX Member(s),

TANA and TANTEX are requesting entries from the members to showcase their singing talent for Telugu “Top Singer” competitions (South West Region). The competitions will be held on Saturday, May 01 2010 at L.D. Bell High Scholl auditorium, 1601 Brown Trail, Hurst, TX 76054 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 PM. The judges for this competition would be a panel of eminent singers like G. Anand/Pranavi/ Anjana Sowmya/Deepu/Ravi/Bhavana Kruthi. Guidelines

The competition is open to only people of Telugu origin who reside in South West Region which includes the entire Texas State and its neighboring states.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age.

Participants should sing solo songs in Telugu language only.

This is not a competition for classical singing, but Telugu film songs of any genre are accepted. (Private/non-filmy Songs are not accepted).

Participants will be judged on the following criteria:

Song Selection

Sur and Taal Pronunciation and fidelity to the original lyric

Voice Quality

Overall presentation / performance

Songs containing explicitly vulgar lyrics will not be allowed. Judges reserve the right to disqualify the songs for their content.

Decisions made by panel Judges will be final. No further appeals or protests are allowed.

Winners of previous singing competitions (with multiple elimination rounds) conducted by TV Channels, or singers who sang in films before, or professional singers, or those currently in US or Canada on a tourist or business travel visa are excluded from participating in this competition. {Professional singers are defined as singers who received remuneration or reimbursement of more than $500 in any calendar year for singing performance(s)}.

Two best singers from this competition will compete for “Top Singer” title by showcasing their singing talent on May 1st night at “Navataram Swaramadhuri” film music concert at the same venue.

Semifinal and Final competitions will be recorded by TV 9 channel to telecast at a later date.

TANA and TANTEX reserve the right to modify these guidelines /rules any time if needed.

Please email your entries to with a subject line ‘DFW Top Singers Audition’, including the below information.

Full Name:

Email Address:

 Contact Phone#:

along with an attachment of a song recorded for one minute in participant’s own voice in mp3 format.

The last date for submission of the entries is April 18th, 2010. Entries received after April 18th, 2010 will be promptly rejected. The entries would be pre-screened and the selected entries would be communicated via email/phone by April 25th, 2010.

For more information, please contact – Prasad Thotakura 817-300-4747, Ram Yalamanchili 972-238- 1155, Murali Vennam 817- 965-2500, Chandra Kanneganti 817-845-5433, Venkat Mulukutla 214-250 9905, Suresh Manduva 972-841-4683, Subbarao Ponnuru 214-335-3268. Visit or for frequent updates on this competition.

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