Quest to become singing sensation of Nepal has come down to Top 40
2nd round of Coca-Cola Nepali Tara in association with Ncell has unearthed 40 aspiring participants vying for the coveted title
Kathmandu, 01 Nov 2014
The largest singing reality show Coca-Cola Nepali Tara 3 continued with its hunt for the greatest singing sensations of Nepal with its second round, also called the Piano Round. There were 234 contestants participating in the second round, but, only 40 of them rose up to vie for the coveted title. The reality show is being sponsored by Coca-Cola in association with Ncell. Along with Coca-Cola, the show is powered by DishHome and co-sponsored by Shikhar Shoes in association with Ncell along with Social Media partner Masterpeace and Music Partner Royal Stag Mega Music. Gionee is the official mobile partner for Coca-Cola Nepali Tara.
Music Director Prakash Gurung, Composer and Musician Suresh Adhikari and Singer Ram Krishna Dhakal are the judges for the competition. The judges said that they are looking forward to the rest of the competition as the contestants this year are better prepared and very determined to win the coveted title.
Participants from various backgrounds had performed in the Piano Round of Coca-Cola Nepali Tara 3. Prabhu Bikram Thapa an educational activist was among them. Thapa is the principal of a school also founded by him, located in Balaju, where he provides education to aspiring students for just Rs 100. Similarly, Gyanendra Dahal, a traffic police officer had also auditioned for the same. Likewise, Tashi Funjo Gurung, a monk from the Karma Samten Monastery had also participated in the Piano Round of the competition.
Laxman Chapagain, a 14-year-old boy from Chitwan, is one of the aspiring musical sensations who performed in the Piano Round and has been selected for the top 40 round. Chapagain was encouraged to participate and compete for the coveted by his father who is a principal of a school. Among these aspirants were three young girls from Maiti Nepal, a social organization run by Anuradha Koirala that helps and encourages society to fight against human trafficking. Puja Pariyar, Raj Kumari Thapa and Devi Rokka reside at the Child Protection Centre of Maiti Nepal and were auditioned for the piano round; however, only Puja Pariyar was selected for the top 20 round; however, only Puja Pariyar was selected for the top 20 round. Similarly, Sarita Panthi Sunar, was one of the contestants of the second season of Nepali Tara and was out in the top 40 round. However, she is determined to win the coveted title and has been selected for the top 40 round for this year as well. (Details of the contestants are provided in the Annex).
“From the audition round till now, it has been very difficult for us to make our choices as the contestants are really good. Nevertheless, we are expecting much more from these participants. The Piano round was quite tough for the contestants, but, they rose up to our expectation and we hope they show the same conviction and dedication throughout the competition” said Judge Ram Krishna Dhakal.
The audition of Coca-Cola Nepali Tara 3 had started from Dharan on 2nd September, 2014 and subsequently moved to Narayangarh, Butwal, Pokhara, Bhaktapur and lastly in Kathmandu.
The winner of the competition will win a motorcycle, along with Rs 250,000/- cash and an opportunity to sing 3 songs as Coca-Cola Nepali Tara, of which 3 music videos will also be produced. Also, the top 10 finalists will get cash Rs.11,000/- each along with the opportunity to sing one song each in exclusive top 10 album. Moreover, the winner will also get a trip to Australia sponsored by Digital Key Productions, whereas the top 2 winners will go for a London trip sponsored by 3rd Eye UK. The top three winners will also get the world’s slimmest mobile phones from Gionee.
For better convenience of the viewers, all the episodes of Coca-Cola Nepali Tara 3 are uploaded on the YouTube channel of THT Live.
Social work meets Singing contest
Prabhu Bikram Thapa is a 26-year-old person, who is passionate about music. He was one of the contestants participating in the Piano Round of Coca-Cola Nepali Tara 3. However, he is much more than just a pretty face who can sing. Along with music, Thapa is dedicated towards strengthening the education system of the nation. He believes that everybody has the right to be well-educated. To make his vision come true, Thapa established an English medium school, Shubha Prabhat School, six years ago in Balaju along with his father. Thapa only charges Rs 100 per month to students who cannot afford better education.
Traffic Police hits a tune in Nepali Tara
We have all seen traffic polices blowing whistles among the hustle and bustle of the cities screaming to the rule-breaking drivers. But, how many of us have seen a traffic police produce a sensational melody? Gyanendra Dahal has made this come true. Breaking the convention of social security, Dahal came to audition for the third season of Nepali Tara. He was appreciated be the judges for a sensational voice and was selected for the second round of the competition.
From Chants to Pop culture
Tashi Funjo Gurung, is a simple monk from the Karma Samten Monastery. Just like any other monks in the monastery, Gurung regularly chants prayers and is dedicated to the teachings of Buddhism. However, Gurung has proven that he can sing much more than Buddhist chants. Auditioning for the Piano Round of Coca-Cola Nepali Tara, Gurung sang on the tune of famous Nepali Pop song “Laija Re” and won the hearts of many. Although Gurung could not secure a place in Top 40 of the competition, he has proven that dreams can come true if you have the guts to follow them.
The Little sensation
Laxman Chapagain, a 14-year-old boy from Chitwan, is one of the aspiring musical sensations of Coca-Cola Nepali Tara in association with Ncell. Chapagain was encouraged to participate in the musical reality show and compete for the coveted title by his father, who is a principal of a school. Ever since his audition, Chapagain has been appreciated by the judges and by the audience for his god-gifted talent and for his courage to compete in such a huge competition, in such a tender age.
Never Give Up
Sarita Panthi Sunar, a contestant who auditioned from Narayangarh, has been an inspiration for many to believe that integrity and determination can take you to success. Sunar was one of the contestants of the second season of Nepali Tara and was out in the top 40 round. However, she did not give up her dreams of winning the coveted title and auditioned for Coca-Cola Nepali Tara 3 as well. She has been selected for the top 40 round for this year as well.
Maiti Nepal in Nepali Tara
Among the many aspiring contestants of Coca-Cola Nepali Tara are three young, beautiful and talented girls from Maiti Nepal. Maiti Nepal is a social organization run by CNN Hero of the Year 2010 Anuradha Koirala that helps and encourages society to fight against human trafficking. Puja Pariyar, Raj Kumari Thapa and Devi Rokka reside at the Child Protection Centre of Maiti Nepal and they are students of Teresa Academy within Maiti Nepal. All three of them had auditioned for the piano round and have been appreciated by the judges and audiences alike.