Pakistan’s indigenous music platform – Bajao.pk, launched its Nayi Awaaz online music competition to look for undiscovered voices and underground music talents across Pakistan on January 28th. It is one of its kind online singing competition.
Umair Jaswal had hit the waves and encouraged the unheard crooners to send in their entries for amazing prizes and an opportunity to get their song produced by a leading music producer of Pakistan and the response was phenomenal with more than 1000 entries received.
The competition has three rounds each round designed to gage the full range of music abilities of the individuals to pick the best three winners who will receive cash prizes and the top winner will also have an original song produced by Sarmag Ghafoor.
We congratulate Zaira Ali from Lahore, Usman Qayyum from Talagang, Ali Baloch from Islamabad, Ghayyas Haider from Lahore, Sameen Khawaja from Quetta, Ayesha Nasir Khan from Kashmir, Noman Al Sheikh from Karachi, Ahmer Khan from Rawalakot, Danish Butt from Islamabad and Mudabbir Khan from Lahore on becoming the top ten ubeer talented musicians. We wish them the best of luck for the final round.
The “Nayi Awaaz” competition is hosted by Yashal Shahid, Bilal Khan, and Abdullah Qureshi, and Umair Jaswal will announce the winners at the end of the competition.
In the first round participants were free to sing a cover song of their choice. Consequently, 125 contestants were shortlisted. Their videos and profiles were shared on social media and the Bajao.Pk app and opened for voting from everyone in Pakistan. The contestants started their own campaigns on social media to get votes, and it was great to see the fun and healthy competition. After the voting lines were closed the marks were contestants were calculated and 25 top contestants were short listed for round two.
The actual thrill started from round two where the contestants were given 3 hashtags (#DilKeAwaaz, #NayaRasta, #ManzilSeDoor) on which they had to create their original song in a time span of only 5 days to assess their creativity in writing lyrics and composing their own song. The response from these talented artists was amazing. They made soulful songs for this round and their full songs were uploaded on the Bajao.Pk app under the section of round 2 where everyone from Pakistan could vote for their favorite artists once again. The selection for this round was based on 50% weightage of votes and 50% weightage of marks given by the judges.
It was extremely tough to select the contestants for round 3 as all of them were extremely talented. However, after much deliberation contestants from top 25 have now been shortlisted for round 3 and they will now fight for the winning prizes. They have again been given three new hashtags for the final round (#ManzilKPas, #ChaltayRahay, #KhwabMere) to create original songs.
Craze for music making amongst youngsters of Pakistan is unmatchable and underground artists hardly find a suitable platform to showcase their talent. Bajao.Pk responded to this relentless passion and provided a platform for rising stars.
The concept behind Bajao.Pk’s “Nayi Awaaz” initiative is to provide an online music competition platform unlike any singing/music show on Television by creating a pool of talented artists who will make the future of music industry in Pakistan. Bajao.Pk`s mission is to introduce a new voice in the music industry.
The competition was designed to ensure equal opportunity for all where Bajao.Pk provided an efficient online platform where underground artists submitted their raw singing videos by filling in the relevant information.
It is great to see that we have talents from all over the country. As a nation we love music, especially music that comes from the heart and reminds us of our roots, our land, our traditions. Our country has produced global sensations who gained their due fame after much struggle and sometimes facing unfair and unnecessary challenges. Bajao.pk is dedicated to promoting the sounds of Pakistan and provide an equal chance to all those amazing musicians who want to make a mark in the world of music.