In October last year, the Banglalink Local Radio 22001’s regional song competition “Shekorer Khoje” was launched. The competition was hosted by Value Added Service provider E. B. Solutions Limited and the Grand Finale took place on 5th February 2020. Legendary musician Syed Abdul Hadi, Farida Parveen, and Kiran Chandra Roy performed the role of judges. The winners (Top 3) were chosen by the judge’s mark & audience vote.
Initially, Users dialed 22001 from their mobile phones and recorded regional songs. More than 5,000 contestants from different regions of the country participated spontaneously. From there, in the first step 18 contestants were chosen by the judges. In the 2nd stage, on the basis of the judge’s marks & votes from the general audience, Top 9 were selected. In the third stage based on performance, judge’s marks & votes Top 6 were selected and they performed in the Grand Finale in front of our celebrity judges.
After the performance & evaluation, we got our winners. Sujon who represented Chattogram became the Champion, 1st Runner up was Jannatul Ferdous Lisa from Rangpur & 2nd Runner up was Hasibur Rahman Anik from Mymensingh.
The contribution of regional songs to the richness of Bengali culture is unavoidable. The goal of this competition is to preserve this tradition and to highlight the artists throughout the country. We (EBS) wish to do more competition like this on a regular basis.