Shankar Mahadevan: At the end of the day, it is a good song which wins


“All the contestants make a mark for themselves. With tracks like “Maa”, “Dil Chahta Hai”, “Kal Ho Naa Ho”, “Desi Girl”, “Kajra Re” and “Uff Teri Adaa”, Mahadevan along with his partners from the trio made a place for himself in the music industry. If they win the show then it is a brownie point.”
But what happens to the contestants once the show gets over? Everything co-exists but at the end of the day it is a good song which wins,” Mahadevan told IANS in a recorded response. Not all of them become number one playback singers, but each one of them is performing, traveling, earning his bread and taking care of the family and doing something which they love doing and making a living out of it.”
On Rising Star 2, he said, “This is a great national platform where crores of people are listening to you. If you are able to come on a reality show that is success forget about winning the show. The music composer feels reality TV shows are one the best “platforms for young talent”. And these stories not only inspire musicians but also people from various fields like sports, painters. 2018-03-03T10:51:24+00:00″>
Published: March 3, 2018 10:51 am

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Get assembly election result LIVE updates from each constituency in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya “The fact that the contestants don’t have age bars, caste bar, people of varied sizes and musical genre are part of this show really inspire the youth of the country. Are they able to survive in the industry or do they just enjoy few minutes of fame and then get back to their life? Mahadevan, who also teaches music through his online academy, is seen judging reality TV shows and radio shows. Asked what trend he thinks will be making a comeback in the time to come, the composer said, “I think melody is a trend which is coming back and we are doing a lot of melody this year.”
Starting his career as a software programmer, Mahadevan eventually drifted away from the profession and found his passion to create sounds and rhythms. Mahadevan, who scored new heights in the musical world with the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio, agrees that music trends are cyclical. There is good music, bad music and mediocre music. By looking at these stories, you will get inspired. He drew a similarity between the music and fashion industries.