Phenomenal Talent on E-TV

22 Jan

Of late I have been watching a program on E-TV Kannada on Sunday nights called “Yedhe Thumbi Hadideno” (a singing contest of sorts).

The last three weeks I have seen kids between the ages of 8 and 12 perform and I have been speechless at the talent levels. It is a pity that the organizers have to choose a winner. Everyone is so good.

What amazes me is the poise with which the kids perform. There is no hint of nervousness and they are supremely confident about their talents without being arrogant. I love watching this program and I can’t wait for Sundays.

With such kids, the future of the arts is in safe hands.

46 Responses to “Phenomenal Talent on E-TV”

  1. prashanth m January 22, 2007 at 9:52 am #

    Missed y’day’s program. Saw last week’s – the kid who sang – ‘hadinaalku varsha vanavaasadinda’ song, Wow she is gifted!! what a voice, what a talent.

    And the way SPB anchors it – hats off to him.

    PS: Wanted to write about this program on my blog… blame my laziness 😐

  2. Vijay January 22, 2007 at 10:01 am #

    Prashanth: Last week that little one was phenomenal…

  3. SHADOW January 22, 2007 at 10:04 am #

    No words to appricate the kids… I really enjoy an hour of program at the end of the week ! Sometimes i feel kids program is much better than adults

    Long live “yedhe tumbi hadideno”

  4. Vijay January 22, 2007 at 10:07 am #

    Shadow: You hit the nail right on the head…. I am just so happy listening to them.. and you are right.. I like it more than the adult programs…

  5. Murali Partha January 22, 2007 at 10:21 am #

    When does this program air? I used to watch the Hindi version on Zee anchored by Shaan, which was very uplifting too. Idhunu Nodabeku…

  6. Vijay January 22, 2007 at 10:26 am #

    Murali: 9PM on Sundays….

  7. Veena Shivanna January 22, 2007 at 10:34 am #

    Just notice, when they introduce them, the speak about their gurus & many of them have one of their parents in the list. I think its the way they nurtured with.
    Confidence & other things are easy to be inculcated during that age. They sing so well, shruthi, laya taaLa are just perfect. I generally hear them since its dinner time at home 🙂
    Another program called ‘endu marayada haaDu’ came on sankranti day on ETV, it was equally exhorbitant. One girl by Rakshita, I just can’t forget her voice just not the face, I wish/hope for a daughter ! they are easier to handle…
    Mysore is a cultural capital, we have great muscians around, atleast we used to have lot of time there to go to our music classes & attend concerts., & here in bangalore the travel time & the distance piss me off… Otherwise I would have passed my senior exams by now probably. …

  8. Mysorean January 22, 2007 at 10:40 am #

    Telling chennaites without a Set-Top-Box about such programes can be viewed as sadism! 😛

  9. Vijay January 22, 2007 at 10:48 am #

    Adi: Sorry man…maybe someone can put it on YouTube 😉

  10. Srik January 22, 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    Future in safe hands…Yes!
    Those children are really wonderful.

    Veena, Rakshita is one of the winners of recently concluded series on the same programme. She sings so cute!!

    Same holds good to Hiranmayi, one little girl who performed two week’s back. Missed yesterday’s episode. Hmmmmmmm.

  11. pknm February 9, 2007 at 8:11 am #

    It’s so good to know that we have such enormous talent with us. If possible, also do watch “Saregamapa” on Zee Kannada. THis is however a program with 18-30yrs age group participating. I like this a lot.

  12. Vijay February 9, 2007 at 8:22 am #

    PKNM: Thanks for visiting.. will make it a point to watch the Zee Kannada program.

  13. Veena February 9, 2007 at 11:59 am #

    Zee kannada dalli.. all adults.. they sing well.. The judges are RAju Ananthswamy & the lady kogile ratnamala prakash.. you should see the review comments, its sometimes so straight.

    ETV has one more musical program called Raaga Ranjini, the one only program which I watch in the entire week, Praveen explains about raaga in his flute & he talks more about the raaga & plays some famous tunes belonging to that raaga! Interestingly, raaga gnaana gets enormously betterd out! It comes on sunday 10 am on ETV!

  14. Pushpa February 19, 2007 at 9:21 am #

    Houdu Veena.. their comments are so straight forward.. and especially the judges are so unpredictable… with all that it’s a nice program… however, nange ansathe.. a program dina inda dinakke standard kadme agtha ide antha.. and also.. ivaga public has to vote-out the contestants.. ad bere…

  15. Padma March 1, 2007 at 5:24 pm #

    Ede Tumbi Hadidenu programme is great (Only in the age group 8-12). I wonder why ETV is allowing kids who are 13+, not sure if their parents lack ethical sense!!!

    I liked the singing of Meghna, Inchara and Anirudh

    Arundathi needs be moderated. Age is with her though.

    Hiranmayi, Pavani needs lung power breath they can make their pitch.

    The rest did not make any impact (for me 🙂 )

  16. Padma March 1, 2007 at 5:25 pm #

    Ede Tumbi Hadidenu programme is great (Only in the age group 8-12). I wonder why ETV is allowing kids who are 13+, not sure if their parents lack ethical sense!!!

    I liked the singing of Meghna, Inchara and Anirudh

    Arundathi needs be moderated. Age is with her though.

    Hiranmayi, Pavani needs lung power breath they can make their pitch.

  17. Veena March 2, 2007 at 5:39 am #

    Folks, another program on ETV related to Music.. Nanna haaDu, anchored by singer Nanditha.. He has a melody in her voice & a moderate personality..
    Need to watch it from this week, saturday @ 10pm!

  18. Padma March 12, 2007 at 5:25 am #

    Raaga Ranjani programme is good for the old songs that they sing. It has lost it charm as they do not talk much about the “raaga” in detail. Divya Raghavan was compering great,…. she moved out all of a sudden!!!

    Visited Ede Tumbi Hadidenu recording of last 2 quarter finals of 8-13 age group…..most of the audience did not go with the results…many were shell shocked!!!!! unexpected results….technically correct kids did not get the results for their talent….lobbying seems to be the mantra.

  19. Nagaraj April 23, 2007 at 7:53 am #

    Yeah, It is very encouring for all the kids and also the parents who want thier kids to nurture the singing talents of their kids. (I am one of them). I am interested in watching this program live in the studios. Can anyone guide me how I can be part of the audience.

  20. Vijay April 23, 2007 at 9:22 am #

    Nagaraj, some options:
    1. Through Canara Bank who are the main sponsors
    2. Any of the agencies that provide services to these programs (Wardrobe, Lighting etc)
    3. Getting in touch with the company that “produces” this for the channel.

  21. Satish May 16, 2007 at 3:27 pm #

    Its a wonderful program and kids are too good. esp Arundathi and her voice.. the way she sangs without looking at any notes.

    SPB is good. but only thing is he has to refine his kannada. Did any one notice the way he uses “Vishesha” for everything 🙂 should write to ETV kannada to asking him to avoid using that word in every sentence.

    – Satish

  22. jayanthi rathan June 3, 2007 at 4:49 pm #

    the programme yedhe thumbi haduvenu is one of the worlds best best best *******# programme.all the kids who are singing in this programme deserve finnest awards
    no one is less.
    please please please advice the kids who have not been able to come to higher rounds
    not to lose heart and stop singing ,this is not the ending ,this is the begining.
    let saraswati matha kataksha be with them always always always.
    hats of to kids kids kids ,etv etv etv

  23. jayanthi rathan June 3, 2007 at 5:41 pm #

    I like yedhe thumbi haduvenu episodes,i dont freek out at that time ,this is the the the best programmes ever been telecasted in the eyes waters with love when children are singing.
    i am also an artist so i can expirence the happiness when our our efforts are gifted.
    gift means not a thing,it is the appreciation that is the gift.
    wher is Rakshita the cinakurlli gone.
    S P B sir is very very good, he introduces each and every person both big and small equally ofcourse we should over look some mistakes which everyone of us make.
    he is giving a very good explanation of music directors , artists, musicians which we some times do not know, this way we get to know about the effort behind the screens,
    earlier we used to know only the heros of films,now we get to know everyone who is
    behind the screen.
    thanks thanks to you s p balasubramaniam sir
    kids do not stop singing , even if you have not been selected for the higher rounds,
    this is not the ending, this is the begining,try try try again,dream dream dream again like our president ABDUL KALAM said,
    one fine day you will suceed, our culture our emotions our mother and GOD is with us.
    kids kids kids you have a brighy future.
    once again HATS OF to kids,etv,spb sir, and most of all the musicians who are playing an orchestra for chidren all the etv team working for this programme. and also the sponcerers Canara bank

  24. Vijay June 4, 2007 at 7:04 am #

    @Jayanthi: Glad to see you are so enthused about this.. I agree with you it is such a pleasure to see the young ones sing…

  25. shashi kumar y June 5, 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    hai frnds ….. i am a regular viewer of this prog from the day i came to know…..the kids r really GOD’S gift to the parents . when the little ones sing i feel i am nothing in front of them..
    I have become mad of that cute little nightangle angel “ARUNDATHI”. A 6 yr old kid with such a gr8t talent . she rocks the whole episode.
    Just remember her quater finals 3 rd round the song which she sang “indu banigeyella habba” ,,,,,it is rocking in my ears even now.

    can we get the video coverages of the programe plz do reply me @

  26. Satish June 6, 2007 at 1:02 pm #


    I think its in site. take a look

  27. sangeetha June 12, 2007 at 7:43 am #

    There was an amazing singer by name ravishekar, who won mega finals in 2005 YTH, try to trace him and make an attempt to showcase his talent as he may emerge as promisisng playback singer, I am told he has been singing formovies, if anybody knows his Ph No. Pl share it with me, any of his album available in the market, pl let me know. He is also acting in movies i am told, is it true!?


    • milind dharmasen December 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm #

      hi sangeetha,this is music director milind,the singer whom u r referring to is close to me,his number is 9845166445……….regards

  28. neela June 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm #

    TATA sky ge hello heLidare illu YTH nodabahudu anta kayta ideeni

  29. shashi kumar y June 15, 2007 at 4:58 am #

    hi everybody ,,,,well this is to padma …hi ,as u have posted a COMMENT ON march 12th saying that u have visited the the last 2 quater finals ……so where do we get the tickets for the show ………plz do send me the details (contact no of e-tv , address & more ) to my e-mail id ..

    i hope u will get me .

    even the readers of this comment an get me the details.

    well satish the web address which u gave doesn’t exist

  30. SUMANGALA June 18, 2007 at 12:28 pm #

    Sangeetha, I am glad u r interested in Ravishekar’s performance. I have Ravishekar’s No. its 9845166445, I also spoke to him, he is so nice, spoke for 5 mins, he has sung for ‘ kaivaara thathaiha”, ” Super Aliya” and ” kallarali Hoovaagi”, Hamsalekha is encouraging him he said, You can also speak to him,

    I have lots of works, bye

  31. kala June 18, 2007 at 12:31 pm #

    Thanks sumi, its so nice of u.


  32. GUNA SIMHA June 19, 2007 at 10:32 am #

    Hi kala, how r u? have u watched 17th programme, SPB was so happy u know? its really amazing to see kids singing without inhibition. there comes the kind of eternal joy. lets see what happens this week.


  33. GUNA SIMHA July 19, 2007 at 11:04 am #

    hi everybody,
    it was once again a festival of songs by ravishekar this sunday,\ in raga rajani,
    thanks etv.

  34. divya July 23, 2007 at 5:11 am #

    hii…my cousin wants 2 take part in d program…could any1 tell me whom she’s supposed to approach …?? any mail id or contact adress,number??

  35. Padma August 6, 2007 at 8:45 am #

    Have lost interest in Ede Tumbi Hadidenu. The new talent on the show is pathetic.

    Results are planned and executed accordingly.

    Arundati is good, but there were quite a few on the table, were left out for no reason.

  36. Ashwini Gopal September 9, 2007 at 1:05 pm #

    Hi All, My name is Ashwini. Yedu Tumbi Haduvenu is The Best Program to encourage small kiddos to achieve/set their goal and learn their mistakes and bring up their future. .Not sure Where to start and where to end, as there is no end for each and every one’s talent., best performance and the execution, mind blowing.. Its a best example to say Practice makes man perfect.

    My sis son Ajay Bharadwaj has participated in this program and the telecast is gng to be on October 14th. Now he is preparing for 1/4 finals. I wish him All The Best..

    Please don’t miss to watch and do write your comments to

  37. vinay December 16, 2007 at 7:47 pm #

    The girl rakshita is now on air in a telugu program by SPB sir . Its Padalaniundi on MAA Tv airs on sunday b.w 7.30-8.30 pm in evening… i cannot understand how this talent frm bangalore can sing in both kannada and telugu so fluently…

  38. R.Rajeswari February 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    I really enjoyed the Can Bank sponsored Edu Tumbi Haadidenu programme. Children performance was mind blowing. I worked in Can Bank for 20 years and taken VRS in 2001 and now want to pursue singing. I would like to take part in this programme. I do not know the rules and regulation and I stay at Calcutta. How to go about it? Please let me know. I am kannadiga by birth.Thank you

  39. nalini rao May 19, 2008 at 12:49 pm #


    Where were you in Canara Bank? I mean your postings . Were you ever in Bangalore ?

    I was in HO for nearly 9 years. Am now in Delhi.

    Wonder if we know each other.

    Do let me know.

  40. nalini rao May 20, 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    I have made some enquiries. This programme is only for children. But in case you want to be a pert of the audience, do send a mail to and passes can be arranged to attend.

    But the auditions are held only in Bangalore.

    Hope this is of some use to you.

  41. Lakshmi May 12, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    My daughter aged 9 years has a very good voice and has been learning carnatic vocal since last 2.5 yrs. I would like her to participate in this programme. But i do not know how to proceed. Can anyone help me please.

    My no. is 9242649624 and emial is

  42. K N Shivananja November 8, 2010 at 1:24 am #

    Dear Sir.,

    IN the Previous batch of SPB Edhe thumbi Haduvenu, they do not have curtsy to call the people who have come up to the quarter final and semi final people & they have not even given a certificate who have come to the lelvel of qurter final and semi final level. Childrens even neglecting exam they have participated. This is the gratitude they have shown.

  43. Santhosh April 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    We live in USA and we are going stop watching this program
    Reason : spb program, kids singing is excellent but can’t tolerate in between advertisements
    Family with kids can’t sit and see those advertisements , eg : one adv from Gillette says “kiss kodalu readyyaagori” then they show two adults kissing like we see in foreign airports
    It is very unfortunate that this program will end one day due due stupid parasites who try to use people like spb to promote products and spoil culture
    I am not sure how people watch this program in India

  44. satish natikar February 6, 2014 at 3:43 am #

    Dear Chief Editor, EtV Kannada,
    Dear sir, I am Satish Natikar domicile of Bijapur district hereby I would like to inform you. I am one of the big fans of ETV Kannada. I have been watching news and any other program only on ETV Kannada thank you very much for telecasting such news.
    Because I feel it’s an only TV which telecast reality, the present problem of the people, which a responsibility TV channels must be done in a democratic country. As media is one of the filler of democracy country
    It should not be done any discrimination among any person any people, any society. Or any great person (Mahaporusha) because the media is the only way wherein people come to know about the truth, injustice and they get alerted for agitation to be fought against injustice.
    This morning I was watching the news as usual in ETV Kannada, so you telecasted a news regarding Bijapur where sports taking place in Dr. B. R. Ambedkar stadium.
    However who performing the news she has never taken the appropriate name of the stadium as Dr. B. R Ambedkar. I feel very bad since the officially stadium name is DR. B.R. Ambedkar, in the news the person who reading the news taking unofficial name.
    I don’t know what is the reason be hand this, therefore I kindly request you to do the needful by using the official name of any place any road, any monuments so that people can understand easily.

    Satish Natikar

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