Sa re ga ma pa – a music reality show and the original music competition in India has been the gold standard as far as such shows are concerned. Every year the BEST voices are seen there. This year has been the world championship – where singers from Pakistan, Middle East, UK, US, and India are participating. The standards are very high indeed! The last three are left. Aneek Dhar from Bengal, Raja Hasan from Rajasthan, and Amanat Ali from Pakistan.
To say who is the best is IMPOSSIBLE! All are very very good. In fact I am sure all the top 10 finalists of this show will make a name for themselves in the years to come – specifically Junaid, Harpreet (my personal favorite), Sumedha (complete package – the BEST looking female singer with a top class voice!), Poonam (GREAT voice), and Mussarat (he is a great singer in the Sufi genre).
Now of these three who are left – I feel Aneek is the most versatile. All three are great but Aneek beats the rest when it comes to technique – flawless technique! His first song was a shocker in the way he sung it – a rap and pop kind. I will try and post that song from youTube as well. But for now, I wanted to post this classical great song of Manna Dey (see in the complete post below) that he sang in front of two of the greatest doyens of Indian music – Pandit Jasraj and Jagjit Singh. Just listen to this kid – Aneek is just 18 years! This was the most defining performance for me in this series and this particular episode will remain the BEST one and a half hour of music I have EVER heard in my life! It was as if there was a competition between Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey on one platform for 2 hours judged by Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib! This ONE episode was truly in that league![Update: YouTube clip is no longer available.]
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