singing contest

Azerbaijan to host global singing contest


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), May 2 (IANS) Azerbaijan, the Eurasian nation, will host an international singing contest in May, that is expected to attract singers from 42 countries and more than 20,000 ... Read more...

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Madonna not keen to judge reality show


April 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Pop star Madonna has denied that she will judge a TV singing contest, and says she isn't interested to do so either as the ... Read more...

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Tibetans campaign for ‘Mr. Tibet, Tibetan Idol’ contests to promote their culture


April 3rd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Apr 3(ANI): Tibetans in exile in Shimla on Sunday campaigned for 'Mr. Tibet Contest and Tibetan Idol Singing Contest' to promote its culture.The organisers believe that Miss Tibetan pageant, which ... Read more...

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‘American Idol’ named top ‘TV money-spinner’ by Forbes


March 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): A survey by Forbes magazine has revealed that reality show 'American Idol' has made more money from advertising revenue than any other US TV show in 2010.The singing ... Read more...

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J.Lo, Stephen Tyler to judge ‘American Idol’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): Its official! Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman Stephen Tyler will be judging the upcoming 10th series of 'American Idol'.At a press conference in Los Angeles, presenter of ... Read more...

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J.Lo to replace Ellen DeGeneres on ‘American Idol’?


July 30th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 30 (ANI): Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly set to take up the role of a judge on 'American Idol' by replacing Ellen DeGeneres.Lopez is close to ... Read more...

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High School Musical’s Chinese version to hit theatres in August


July 15th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): The Chinese version of the American teen hit 'High School Musical' will hit the screens nationwide on August 12, 2010.Based on the original 'High School Musical,' ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle Introduces Singing Competition To Find Her Duet Partner


July 14th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri London, July 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scottish vocalist Susan Boyle who rose to fame in a television talent show held last year is in search for a duet partner. Reportedly, she ... Read more...

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Lafango.Com Launches ‘Bollywood Singer- 2010′ Contest


June 15th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood music has been loved by the music lovers all over the world. But, it was really surprising to see an entertainment platform in another country ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell to receive honorary BAFTA Award


May 29th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): American Idol judge Simon Cowell will be presented with a special honour at next month's British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards.According to The Daily Express, the Bafta committee has ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell Quitting ‘American Idol’ Finally


May 26th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri May 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After many speculations and debates regarding his exodus from 'American Idol', judge Simon Cowell is finally calling it quits. For some viewers of the show, he ... Read more...

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Paula Abdul may join US X Factor


February 16th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 16 (ANI): Singer Paula Abdul seems set to reteam with former American Idol colleague Simon Cowell for the U.S. version of The X Factor.Cowell made it known he hoped to ... Read more...

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Dannii Minogue pregnant with first child


January 11th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Australian singer Dannii Mingoue is "over the moon" after becoming pregnant with her first child. The star, who is a judge on Simon Cowell's British singing contest "The X ... Read more...

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Mel B to be new judge on ‘The X Factor’?


December 13th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Spice girl Mel B is reportedly lined up to replace Australian pop star Dannii Minogue on Britain's hit talent show "The X Factor". Show founder and co-judge Simon ... Read more...

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Punjab setting up music academy in singer Ishmeet’s memory


November 14th, 2009 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said his government was committed to establishing a music academy in the memory of singing sensation Ishmeet Singh, who died mysteriously ... Read more...

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A wave of cheer grips Mathura city over local boy’s win in Reality show


October 25th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Chandra DubeyMathura/Varanasi, Oct.25 (ANI): The win of a local boy in a music-based Reality Show on Saturday night has spread a wave of cheer across the Mathura city. Hemant Brijwasi, ... Read more...

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X Factor beats Strictly Come Dancing in ratings war


September 21st, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): 'The X Factor' reportedly beat the ratings of BBC1's 'Strictly Come Dancing', after two million more viewers tuned in for the ITV singing contest.Almost 11million fans tuned in ... Read more...

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Cowell to quit ‘The X Factor’ in three years


August 20th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Talent-hunt show moghul Simon Cowell has announced that he will quit his role as a judge on British TV talent show "The X Factor" in three years ... Read more...

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Paula Abdul says goodbye to American idol


August 5th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 5 (IBNS) Paula Abdul after a failed negotiation deal with Fox Studios finally announced Tuesday that she was leaving American Idol, a show that became a sensational due to her presence."With ... Read more...

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Shiney Ahuja’s arrest hogs Nepal media


June 16th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) The news of rising Bollywood star Shiney Ahuja being sent to police custody on the charge of raping his teenaged domestic help has been splashed in the Nepali ... Read more...

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Sophie Monk ‘taken to hospital after car crash’


May 29th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 29 (ANI): Aussie actress Sophie Monk was reportedly taken to the hospital after she met with an accident while driving.According to TMZ.com, the 29-year-old star was driving through Hollywood in ... Read more...

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Anthony Hopkins wants to make American Idol movie


February 24th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Sir Anthony Hopkins has confessed his love for American Idol, insisting that he wants to turn the reality show into a movie and star as the show''s ... Read more...

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Zhang Ziyi tops 50 most beautiful people in China list


December 20th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Zhang Ziyi has topped the list of 50 "most beautiful people in China."The fourth annual event was organized by The ... Read more...

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Dannii Minogue, Emma Bunton accused of snubbing X Factor singers


October 6th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 6 (ANI): Aussie popstar Dannii Minogue and Spice Girl Emma Bunton have been slammed by singing hopefuls at X Factor, for skipping most of their expected commitments.Minogue, who along ... Read more...

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PM condoles passing away of singer Mahendra Kapoor


September 28th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed sorrow over the passing away of playback singer Mahendra Kapoor. In his condolence message, Dr. Singh said that the ... Read more...

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‘Loins of Punjab…’ will appeal to non-Indians as well: Director


September 14th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The makers of "Loins of Punjab Presents", the highest-rated Bollywood comedy, are hoping to make it as "roaring" a success in the US as it was in India ... Read more...

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“Loins of Punjab Presents…” the Bollywood Idol contest in US


August 16th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Emerging Pictures, the producers of Indian-American comedy "Loins of Punjab Presents," have launched a Bollywood Idol contest ahead of the Sep 12 release of the film in New ... Read more...

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Singer Ishmeet’s parents honoured at Punjab I-Day function


August 15th, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Aug 15 (IANS) The parents of reality singing contest winner Ishmeet Singh, who drowned in Maldives recently, were honoured here Friday by the Punjab government at a state-level function to mark ... Read more...

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Family wants a CBI probe into Ishmeet’s death


August 10th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 10 (IANS) "Voice of India" singing contest winner Ishmeet Singh's family Sunday said it was not satisfied with the forensic report that said the 19-year-old budding singer died of drowning, ... Read more...

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Badal writes to PM for probe into Ishmeet’s death


August 6th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an inquiry into the mysterious death of Ludhiana-based budding singer Ishmeet Singh. Ishmeet, 19, ... Read more...

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Ishmeet Singh: Adieu to a gentle Sikh, a promising star


August 1st, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Ludhiana, Aug 1 (IANS) Nineteen is a young age to attain celebrity status and definitely too young to die. But that reality of life came home to millions mourning the ... Read more...

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Farewell Ishmeet, voice of India, say tens of thousands (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana/Male, July 31 (IANS) Singing sensation Ishmeet Singh's body was consigned to the flames here Thursday as tens of thousands of mourners braved a stampede-like situation to bid farewell to the "Voice ... Read more...

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Ishmeet’s body reaches a mournful Ludhiana


July 31st, 2008 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, July 30 (IANS) The body of budding singer Ishmeet Singh, who died after drowning in a swimming pool of a resort in the Maldives Tuesday, was flown in to his hometown ... Read more...

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Music industry shocked by ‘Voice of India’ Ishmeet Singh’s death


July 30th, 2008 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Remembering "Voice of India" contest winner Ishmeet Singh as a "wonderful", "down-to-earth" and "sincere" person, members of the Indian music industry said they were shocked by the ... Read more...

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‘Voice of India’ Ishmeet Singh drowns in Maldives


July 29th, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, July 29 (IANS) 'Voice of India' singing contest winner Ishmeet Singh Tuesday died under mysterious circumstances by "drowning" in a swimming pool in Male, the capital of the Maldives. The 19-year-old ... Read more...

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