The two-day-long auditions for the city's first vocal talent hunt show titled Uthe Saab Ke Kadam concluded at the Arya Samaj Auditorium in DLF Phase 2.
Two music groups of Gurgaon, Global Cultural Foundation and Ramneek Arts, came together to organise the city’s first vocal talent hunt competition, titled Uthe Sab Ke Kadam. On Sunday and Monday, the organisers were busy conducting auditions at the Arya Samaj Auditorium in DLF Phase 2.
At least 100 people turned up for the auditions. Each participant sang one song of their choice and another at the request of the judges.
The names of the people selected for the semi-finals, along with the dates for the event, will be announced in mid-February.
The participants who came for auditions were categorised into three groups. One consisted of people of the age group between 15 and 30, the second between 31 and 50, and the third 51 years and above.
The participants also sang with a live band called Sa Re Ga Ma, led by Vinay Jha, which has been entertaining people across the NCR for sometime now.
The excitement of the contestants was evident as they shared their experiences with City Spidey. “I am excited to be part of this show and I started preparations several days ago,” said Surinder Kaur, a 71-year-old woman.
The panel of judges included Leena Das, a renowned singer, Geetesh Mishra, a reputed artiste with All India Radio, and Alok Sehdev, a retired chief engineer from the government.
Speaking about the show, Mishra said, “This is an excellent platform for people to showcase their talent. I also feel music facilitates an understanding of culture and heritage.”
Incidentally, the two organisers have been training people in music for 14 years in the city. Many of their students also took part in the auditions.