Fresh Voice of Karnataka is a musical reality show which got aired on the Public TV channel. It is a Kannada language series and provided a platform for aspiring singers to showcase their talents. Youngsters from all over Karnataka, who nourished a dream of becoming the next big singing superstar get invited to try their luck and make their mark. It provides a chance to thousands of people to live their dreams and grab the big break they have all been striving. The show looks at uncovering hidden talent and providing the industry with its next big star.
The auditions for this contest got conducted throughout the state of Karnataka across various cities. These include those of Gulbarga, Belgaum, Dharwad, Karwar, Bellary, Davanagere, Chitradurga, Shimoga, Mangalore, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, and of course, Bengaluru. The auditions got opened for all aspirants who belonged to the age group of sixteen to thirty years old. They could choose a location for auditioning as per their convenience and come over to perform. All participants were asked to perform in front of a jury which consisted of eminent personalities from the world of music. They had sole discretion over the selection and the rejection of the candidates. The participants, however, could not challenge the decision of the judges at any point in time.
After registering at the location, all the candidates get a single opportunity of performing on the stage and showing what they can do. They were also given the freedom to sing in a language of their choice. If they get to qualify to the successive round, they have to sing compulsorily in Kannada. This got decided to keep the regional audience of the show in mind. If at any of the regional audition rounds, a candidate gets rejected, they get the option to register at any of the other locations and audition once again. This gives them multiple opportunities to try their luck and get a shot at qualifying. The auditions are open only for amateurs however i.e. they should not have any experience before this in singing for any films or releasing any album. Those who qualify to become one of the top twenty-five get invited to Bangalore to compete in the main series. Following this, the producers of the show look after the accommodation of the candidates till they get eliminated from the competition.