July 5, 2011 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Singer Usha Uthup on Saturday (2nd July 2011) heartily expressed her delight after witnessing the performances of several youngsters from schools all around the city, as one of the judges of the finals of the 2nd edition of Crescendo. The singer shares her experience and thoughts. Read the interview at Calcutta Tube.
How was the overall Crescendo experience?
It was a lovely experience. Any music with children is a great experience. Vocal standards were especially great.
How did you feel about the quality of the participants?
I can’t help but marvel at the fact that the kids are becoming better and better. They have a high musical awareness and they are very, very well equipped in their minds. But it is a little too quick to say any more.
[ReviewAZON asin=”B001KSYGI8″ display=”inlinepost”]What did you feel about the support they received?
It was really marvellous. The support that these kids get from their parents, teachers and friends is really great. Facilities for them are amazing. Amazing auditorium and wonderful sound systems. In our time we couldn’t imagine anything like this.
Was judging them easy or tough?
It was not easy judging them. The talent was excellent. In the end some were just a little better than the others.
Judging the band performances must have been different. Did you take into account factors like overall energy?
Yes we did take that into account. There were ones that worked really well together as a group. All in all it was great.
Which band did you like the most?
I loved the girl band (from Ballygunge Siksha Sadan) because I thought they were different. They worked the harmonics very well. They treated the lyrics and the other portions differently.
– Arnab Chakraborty