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Sirasa Superstar Surendra should have won!

ss-2Sirasa Superstar, which was one of the most watched and followed events next to the Cricket World Cup final, ended on Saturday night. However, many people were disappointed as Surendra Perera should have been the winner. Pradeep Rangana should consider himself very lucky to have won this event. Many questioned the validity of SMS voting and felt that contestants should have been judged by an independent panel of judges. Furthermore, the telecommunication network that was receiving the SMS in the area where Surendra came from was jammed for a certain period of time, which prevented thousands of his supporters from voting for him.

It is evident that there have been some unscrupulous persons who benefited from this event and prevented the best person from winning this title. One also wonders whether his faith was a factor that went against him and thus discriminated. By Jennifer Van Twest-TN

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November 4, 2007 - Posted by | International News, Sirasa Superstar, South Asia, Surendra Perera, World News

46 Comments »

  1. It is the bane of these reality shows.

    As far as I know the phone company benefits.

    Comment by Ottayan | November 4, 2007 | Reply

  2. ITS NOT FAIR THEY SHOULD HAVE ANOTHER VOTE FOR SURE IF THE TELECOM WAS JAMMED THEY SHOULD RECONSIDER A NEW VOTE AND THEN DECIDE WHO IS THE REAL WINNER IS

    Comment by naushad wijayaratna | November 5, 2007 | Reply

  3. Surendra,

    u are the best

    Comment by Tharangi | November 5, 2007 | Reply

  4. It was clear that judges were also favouring pradeep. Chandrika went up to the extent of getting up from the seat to commend praddp which is not sutable for a judge. Next time judges should be given traning how to make judgements / comments. All in all this contravacy has made SURENDRA more popular and more powerful. All for the best.

    Comment by sandhya | November 5, 2007 | Reply

  5. Dear surendra,there is no any two words…you are real super star.we are so frustrated about the decession taken by some people…
    there was no doubt of you being the super star.but we were hopeless..
    don’t worry….keep you’r performance in same way…
    nothing to worry..every one will be with you in future…
    god bless you…

    Comment by Rasika Perera-Deira Dubai | November 5, 2007 | Reply

  6. surendra the best…pradeep can’t beat surendra…
    because of the favouration and politics support pradeep came front….

    Comment by deepani | November 5, 2007 | Reply

  7. we all knows about pradeep’s talent.he is always trying to imitate others.not to sing his own style.we saw this especially when he was trying to sing kasun kalhara’s “kaulu piyan path”.
    even upul shantha sannasgala told him’ i’m still searching pradeep’.because he is a real immitater…
    can’t even compare pradeep with surendra.pradeep is far behind to surendra’s talent.sirasa tv also now accepted surendra as super star…

    Comment by kapila disanayake | November 5, 2007 | Reply

  8. surendra the best and he has alreday won.but mrs.chandrika siriwardane’s dream was to crowned pradeep as super star.except mr.raju bandara other judges also wants to fevour to pradeep….
    because of the favouretion and politics support pradeep rangana despoiled the crown from the surendra ….surendra’s talent can’t beat by pradeep..we wish surendra all the very best….

    Comment by deepani | November 5, 2007 | Reply

  9. It was the judges killed the chances of Surendra becoming the Superstar.
    Pradeep being Medical Student and the comments made by the judges by linking his acedemic and his singing talents gave the much need boost when it come to the final rounds. The judges are there to give comments on the singing talent on not the individuals acedemic career. By giving extra comments on Pradeeps acedemic qualification it change the opinion of most people in this country. I have found many people gave their vote to Pradeep because of being Medical Student or “Doctor” as mentioned by the judjes and also to his singing talents.

    Had the judges in the competition reserved their comments based on Singing Talents without interferring ones acedemic qualification or career I have no doubt Surendra would have been the Sirasa Superstar

    Comment by F Jurangpathy | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  10. Dear Surendra
    You are the Superstar. No doubt. But we are very unfortunate, but you don’t discourage. You are the our superstar.

    Comment by A.W.N.PERERA | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  11. 100% agreed with F Jurangpathy’s statement.because there are so many who doesn’t know the music,but voted to pradeep,because he is a docter….not for the singing style…when some one having dream about this super star,before apply for this competition,it’s better to take a digree….(not for the music lovers,only for the judges)

    Comment by deepani | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  12. I totally agree with F Jurangpathy, well said.

    There are so many people in our country who still think that ” Doctor or Engineer is the only proper job” a person can have. I think many of us can think about at least few people we know who would send 15-20 sms as soon as they hear Chandrika saying “Dostara puthe”.
    Biased comments of Chandrika and rest of the judges (except Raju) helped Praddep a lot in his victory.

    The question is, Was sirasa or the judges looking for a Doctor who could also sing ………or a simply brilliant singer?????????????

    Anyway, this incident regarding final has given extra popularity to Surendra and I am sure he’ll become a superb singer in SL music field.

    Comment by Kanchana | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  13. SURENDRA IS THE REAL SUPER STAR.THAT PRADEEP CAN NOT TAKE THAT FROM SURENDRA.JUST LOOK @ SURE’S VOICE.WOW ITS SUPERB.SURENDRA IS A NUTURAL SINGER.BUT PRADEEP IS NOT LIKE THAT.V ALL CAN C THAT.HE WON BCOZ HE;S A MEDICAL STUDENT.

    Comment by ruwanthi | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  14. I will agrre to all the comments given before it is for sure that Surendra is the best out of every body.It was no dought that Surendra should be crowned as the Sirasa Super Star.It was very unplesent situation on that day.Surendra’s voice & his rythem any body could not match. As the judges were talking so much about predeep i feel that is very unfair by others since every body can’t Docters.every body have thier tallents & their prideness educational qulifications shoulden’t be counted we were looking for a best & populer singer. any way Surendra is the best he is not copping any body & He sings without any effort .And also i will not agrre about the sms system on that day .All the best for surendra.

    Comment by sajeewani | November 6, 2007 | Reply

  15. By singing Jothipala’s songs only nobody can be a Superstar. Surendra has a sweet voice. There is no argument behind that. But the Superstar is Pradeep Rangana.because he is a allrounder. Others ( Surendra Perera) are doing music from morning to night and night to morning. But in the case of Pradeep it is not like that. He is doing a seperate work.At the same time he has improved his music ability.Learning for medicne is not an easy task. At the same time he has found the time to leran music. So we should appriciate him.Mrs Chandrika and othre judges sould appriciate him. because he has muli talents.So dont jelous of him. He is a rare person who has multi talents.

    Comment by ashik Gamage | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  16. people say different things.but the superstar is Pradeep Rangana.

    Comment by Hiruni Rajapala | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  17. Surendra, is the real Superstar, while Pradeep may be the next best, mind you ,MAY BE, because there were others better than Pradeep..
    How can Surendra come on top in all 10 final rounds, while Pradeep just managed to hang on till the end but beat Surendra only in the 11th round which was the final?
    Talent or Match fixing?
    Dear Surendra, take heart that you have won the hearts of millions of fans against adverse and irrelevent campaigning
    by some misguided people who do not seem to understand
    the difference between musical talent and sundry things.

    Comment by K.Sen | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  18. Thanks Deepani and Kanchana on agreeing my views. I think the judges realised the mistake they made considering the rather sober and unexpected response from them when Pradeep was made Superstar. Pradeep is good and talented singer but Surendra Perera had the voice and the presentation of singing style has hallmark of a great singer for our future of this country. That is what people of this country must consider when selecting a superstar. It should be 100% singling talent not other curricular acitivities. In the future Sirasa Supserstar programess I hope the judges who will be selecting future competitors please mind their business solely on singing talents not one acedemic career or other acitivities activites otherwise pure talented singers will loose faith in these tupe of programess if judge dont use their common sense on selecting the correct competitors. I HOPE SIRASA ORGANISER TAKE A NOTE OF IT

    Comment by F Jurangpathy | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  19. people who doesn’t know music says pradeep is a super star..
    what a joke….?surendra did not sing only jothi’s song,while pradeep trying to immitete others..he is a super immitater..but not the super star..
    if all the sms delivered to surendra on that day, we don’t wants to comment here…this is a real despoil….pradeep don’t know how to sing,but acting nicely on the stage….any way lots are with surendra..not with pradeep

    Comment by chamal vithanage | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  20. though surendra did not sing only the jothi’s songs some idiots are thinking he is singing only jothi’s song,because surendra’s voice is really matching with jothi’s voice.that is a great gift given by gods…when he sings milton perera’s,mallawaarachchi’s, or rookantha’s songs also listners can here only jothi’s sound,and thinking he is singing only jothi’s songs.
    what the hell? why can’t these idiots can’t understand the reallity?

    Comment by dilan | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  21. I think chandrika siriwardhana must be held responsible for giving mental harassments to surendra by prasing pradeep too much. We were wondering whether she, as a judge was mad to go to that extent of prasing a competitor & crying for him. we all saw that she was compensated for all what she did for pradeep. She is not sutable to appoint a judge next time.

    Comment by sandhya | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  22. I wish Surendra should sing in the style of Jothipala. Every singer have its unique style and Jothipala songs really suits Surendra but should sing in this style of singing . A singer should not try imitate another singer, for example its difficult for any good singer to imitate Mohideen Baig as he posses unique style and voice which is difficult imitate. Only his son have succeeded so far. Pradeep is good singer but he needs to idendtify what type of songs suite him not by singing songs which dont suit his voice as his voice is nothing extra-ordinary unlike Surendra voice is sharp can be pleasent to hear on TV or Radio or in cinema as a backup singer for our future actors.

    Comment by F Jurangpathy | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  23. surendra u r the best ,all r now that wish u all the best

    Comment by mayura | November 7, 2007 | Reply

  24. Surendra, the best.

    Comment by Mano | November 9, 2007 | Reply

  25. Surendra you are the best !!!!!
    I can not still beleive what happened to you in final round?
    Do not get upset, you have a very bright future, please sing for us.
    There is no way that to compare you with Pradeep.
    Thanks

    Comment by Duminda | November 9, 2007 | Reply

  26. I shout “SURENDRA, YOU ARE THE BEST. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
    Also I have to mention,
    1.The SMS Channels were Jammed that night.
    2.Some voters again proved that they consider lot of other things than the real talent as always happened in voting for wrong politicians.

    Again “YOUR VOICE IS EXCLUSIVE”
    All the best.

    Comment by Gishan Perera | November 10, 2007 | Reply

  27. I am sure even pradeep also must be suprised and feeling guilty for what has happened,

    Comment by sandy | November 12, 2007 | Reply

  28. CHANDRIKA DEFINITLEY HAD A PART TO PLAY IN SURENDRA’S DEFEAT. LATER IN SURENDRA’S INTERVIEW WITH SIRASA, SHE PATHETICALLY TRIED TO COVER THIS UP BY CALLING HIM PUTHA.

    THIS CONTEST IS ABOUT FINDING THE BEST SINGER/ENTERTAINER/PERFORMER. IF WE NEED TO FIND THE BEST ALLROUNDER NEXT TIME SIRASA SHOULD CONDUCT THIS ONLY IN UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS!!!

    Comment by MELANI JAYASURIYA | November 12, 2007 | Reply

  29. fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    Comment by sukala_hu | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  30. surndra, You are the best

    Comment by Ashani Gomes | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  31. i love you surendra ayy very much

    Comment by Gayantha sangakkara | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  32. No doubt Surendra is the super star. But officially the Super star was the ” DOSTARA PUTHA” But 99% of the fans knows who the super star is ?

    Comment by Ingrid | November 14, 2007 | Reply

  33. I am in Singapore and I watched SSS on Youtube last three days..It is really big surprise..How could on this earth Pradeep can be the SS..?really irritating singer..I think Chandrika and Jagath have eyers somewhere else…it is very clear Surendra, Amila,Buddika,Sanka and Gamini are the best competitors.. pradeep sucks…Surendra is the real start..cant stop watching his videos… I would love to see Surendra and Amila sign together one day…

    If chandriaka and Jagath there I think i can be the next super star..i have better profession than a medical student!

    Comment by jaya | November 16, 2007 | Reply

  34. SURENDRA IS THE TRUE SUPER STAR!!!! (no doubt)

    we are in australia and we have been watching every episode of sirasa super star on the internet and on video. we couldn’t believe it when we found out that pradeep won!!
    we were hoping that you would win!!
    you have amazing talents and you are extreamly bright. we still think you should have won because everyone loves you (including our whole family), not only your voice but your personality and looks too.

    we belive that the more you sing the better you will get so keep up the great work and don’t stop singing. we wish you all the best for your future.

    remember – just because you didnt become sirasa super star it doesnt mean you are no good, in fact we think you are better than AJITH PERERA and PRADEEP RANGANA put together!!

    GO FOR YOUR LIFE SURENDRA, WE BELIEVE IN YOU

    Comment by senaratne family | November 20, 2007 | Reply

  35. fall of sirasa….starts from Chilaw where Surendra born…..sirasa finally proved that they are merely a corrupted channal and taking bribe from Gem Mudalalies.
    Remember…if you know the History of chilaw..you gonna be impressed
    little bit..
    for your knowledge reference ….
    Legend Mahathma Ghandhi’s only visit to sri lanka, he selected to stay in Chilaw..place called “Sigiriya castle”…
    In politcs field…Generation of shirly Corea fro chilaw made a magnificent contribution to Administration Governing body Of sri lanka…
    I love this city of pearl and it’s people …
    Thank you all true music lovers from all over this beutiful island who praise Surendra….

    Dr. Ricky Mcnelly
    New York
    USA

    Comment by dr. Ricky | December 3, 2007 | Reply

  36. im in Australia.I came after the final sirasa super star.and i miss SURENDRA very much………………………

    Comment by Yashoda | December 10, 2007 | Reply

  37. we are waiting for your music video you are so attractive and talented. You have sharp talent in showing expressions

    Comment by surangi | December 24, 2007 | Reply

  38. surendra surendra surendra…theres no one like him….when there are 100s of pradeep…theres only 1 surendra……..i am still dissapointed about the final result……anyway surendra is the very best……..

    Comment by fan | January 5, 2008 | Reply

  39. Surendra is the SUPERSTAR.
    no doubt.

    Comment by Kalpani | January 11, 2008 | Reply

  40. hi jestina surandra aiyya is very butiful and kine full nice singer is reyali super star i wish oll the best for he’s fucher i love ,i like my aiyya sursndra

    Comment by s. jestina | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  41. surendra best of the rest

    Comment by Ajantha | May 11, 2008 | Reply

  42. He is the best I still cannot getover the decision, Surendra should be the winner!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by russelclements | May 15, 2008 | Reply

  43. its ws very clear…dt Surendra Perara ws to be given 1st place…

    Comment by oshi | July 8, 2008 | Reply

  44. I have never been a Jothi fan, but started linking his songs only because Surendra gave life and meaning to those songs. Surendra, you are the best of all. You have got the talent not only to sing but to cast a lasting memmory of your melody. You may consider to become singer cum actor as Vijaya Kumaranatunge did. You are the peoples’ star! Only people without ears can judge Pradeep as the winner. Good luck, you have a clear future!

    K. P./ Canada

    Comment by K. P. | July 9, 2008 | Reply

  45. Hi Surenda,Wish you all the best.

    Comment by damith manage(ABU DHABI | September 4, 2009 | Reply

  46. This is after 2 n half years after this happened. Where is Surendra n Pradeep. Pradeep is having a good excuse Every other week he will have exams (MCQs) and has lot of stress in completing his studies. I wish him well. But what is Surendra’s excuse. He is not heard off.
    The whole idea of reality shows is not to find a Latha Mangeshkar or Mukesh or Rafi or Hari haran or Nanda Malini or Amaradeva or Victor Ratnayake or Jothipala, but to develop good entertainers. Those who sent SMSs to Pradeep is may be because he is a Medical Student. Surendra he is little better than Pradeep, but can we compare both of them with these names i mentioned. Pradeep we may see after another couple of years. lets wait

    Comment by Sunil Gamage | March 24, 2010 | Reply


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