Star Singer is a musical reality series which got aired on the channel Suvarna TV. It is a Kannada language show which got broadcasted every Sunday in the 9:00 PM slot. It premiered on Indian television screens on 5th January 2014. People 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 dream and get the big break they have all been competing. The show looks at uncovering hidden talent and providing the industry with its next big star. The series got judged by the talented Vijay Prakash, who got aided by the voice trainer for the participants, Giridhar Divan. Adding to the glamor quotient of the show are the duo of Kavya Shastri and Niranjan Deshpande.
The winner of this grueling challenge against the very best in the state wins the ultimate title of Star Singer along with the grand prize. Some of the most exceptional talents got seen over the course of this show as everyone competed to come out on top. For the grand finale of the 2014 edition of the mega series, the acclaimed singer of Southern India, S. Janaki got invited as a special guest. She presided over the day’s proceedings and enriched the occasion with her presence. She personally handed over the winner with the promised prizes. She also went on to share her personal stories and experiences about her stint with the Kannada film industry. In fact, she also consented to sing some of her superhit songs which have enthralled the audiences. Amidst the songs selected, she also sang akin to a small child and included a Japanese song as well, once again showing the immense versatility she is capable.
The viewers were spellbound with the beauty and grace with which she enthralled everyone. Her talent, boundless energy, and enthusiasm showed one and all how she has climbed to the top. Star Singer began the competition by shortlisting sixteen contestants in addition to one singer who came in through the wild card round. Amongst all of these seventeen singers, merely three singers managed to get to the grand finale of the show. These three finalists were Ganesh, Masala Manju, and Ashwin Prabhu. They all faced three different challenges during the finale. After a mega showdown, Ashwin Prabhu got adjudged as the best among them. He faced a stiff competition, but only one of them could emerge at the top. He took home the final prize money of Rs. 5 Lakhs.