Padutha Theeyaga is a singing reality show telecasted on ETV Telugu. The competition is held to identify the best singers in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The program is the first reality show in the South India. The show ran for continuously nine successful seasons. Among the nine seasons, few of them were conducted in the US. PadmaBhushan Dr S. P. Balasubrahmanyam is the host for this show. He is a most popular playback singer hailing from Andhra Pradesh. He has sung in most of the Indian languages.
The government of India honoured him Padmasri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011. He has contributed a lot to the Indian music system. In India, the show comes at 9:30 pm on every Monday. Through a partner broadcasting networks, Padutha Theeyaga is telecasted in other countries. The present day famous singers like Gopika Poornima, Usha, Parthasaradhi, Sandip, Karunya, Hemachandra, Kousalya, Venu, Geetha Madhuri, Mallikarjuna and others were once the participants of the show. Padutha Theeyaga gave a platform to many of the singers to build their career successfully.
Some of the guests who came and enjoyed the songs sung by the participants are M. M. Keeravani (film music composer), M.M.Srileka (playback singer), M.S.Viswanathan (music director), Kousalya (singer), Kodandarami Reddy (film director), K.M. Radhakrishnan (music composer), D.Ramanaidu (film producer), Vandemataram Srinivas (music director), P.B.Srinivas (singer), Krish, Ramoji Rao (businessman), Kodi Ramakrishna (film director), S.V. Krishna Reddy (film director), Bapu – Ramana (film director), Singeetham Srinivasa Rao (film director), J. D. Chakravarthy (film actor), Devisri Prasad (musical composer), Usha, Mani Sarma (music director), Shekar Kammula (film director), Saluri Koteswara Rao (composer), Saluri Vasu Rao, Saluri Rajeswara Rao (composer), Vani Jayaram (playback singer), Suseela, L.R. Eswari (playback singer), C. Narayana Reddy (poet), Gangai Amaran (music director), Krishnudu (actor), and others.
Saikumar, Shanmuga Priya, Shashank, Sanjana, Vaishnavi, Lalitha, Santhosh Narayana, Pranathi, Nagavineesha and others were the participants in the 6th season of the show. The season 6 was the competition among the kids. The age of the participants was between 6-15. Parameshwara Rao was the winner.