Veteran Carnatic singer Balamurali Krishna, who presided over the finals of Raja Geetham 6 as a special guest, delighted fans and those present at the Kamaraj Arangam on Sunday with his perfect rendition of numbers.
When celebrity presenter Abdul Hameed, a big fan of the vocalist, requested the legend to sing ‘Thangaratham vanthathu veethiyile’, one of his famous numbers, the legend obliged much to the delight of the audience, who cheered him when he took stage.
Besides his performance, another highlight of the show was the tribute that was paid to renowned music director, the late M S Viswanathan. Playback and stage singers such as Mukesh and Ananthu rendered the songs sung and composed by the music director, while Abdul Hameed filled in with anecdotes from his times. The audience had a pleasant evening as they were treated to melodies from his old movies and his rendition for relatively newer ones such as Siva Sambo from the film Ninaithale inikkum.
Post the tribute which went on for over an hour, the finals were held and finalists from all over Tamil Nadu and Kerala gave their best shot to win the title in front of a panel of judges that included Carnatic vocalist Nityashree Mahadevan and music director Srikanth Deva.