Phoenix Marketcity in collaboration with Iris Events hosts “Valentunes – 2023”

16 – 60 year olds amateurs celebrated the festival of love by singing their hearts out
Chennai 15 th February 2023: Phoenix Marketcity one of the premium malls in Chennai hosted a
special event for one and all to commemorate the day of love with Valentunes – 2023 on 14 th
Februaury 2023. In collaboration with Iris Events, the one-of-a-kind event hosted amateur men
and women between the age of 16-60, dressed in red singing their hearts out for love in the 11 th
edition of Valentunes.
The event provided an ideal platform for closet singers to come out in the open, dazzle the
audience and croon their way to becoming play back singers. The audience at the mall were
exposed to the most exciting and foot-tapping music, presented by the contestants. This year’s
contest drew an enthusiastic response with more than 400 contestants taking part in the
preliminary level audition, of which 50 were shortlisted to proceed to the next level. In the
semi-finals, contestants gave voice to their talent by singing, accompanied by a live orchestra.
The quality of the performances was remarkable with 24 contestants making it to the final
stage. The ‘Finals’ included a challenge round where participants had to keep pace with the
tunes played by the orchestra. The event included four categories – Teen Valentunes, Mr.
Valentunes, Ms. Valentunes and Duet Round.
Special guests from various walks of life along with jury members comprising renowned
personalities participated enthusiastically. Music directors LP Muthu & LP Ganesh, Artist
Priyadarshini Rajkumar, and jury members comprising of Play back singer Koushik, JayaDev,
Kamalaja (Winner of Valentunes 2012 ) and Satrangi Pramod Nair were present.

Two best voices – Voice of Iris Valentunes Male & Female were awarded bicycles, trophies and
also opportunities to playback singing
The winners of each category were:
Winner of Ms. Valentunes – Prashanthi
1 st Runner of Ms. Valentunes – Ashika Banu
2 nd Runner of Ms. Valentunes – Manasa

Winner of Mr. Valentunes –
1 st Runner of Mr. Valentunes – Hari
2 nd Runner of Mr. Valentunes – Shirley

Winner of Teen. Valentunes – Shirley
1 st Runner of Teen. Valentunes – Ananyah
2 nd Runner of Teen. Valentunes – Muthu Priya

Winner of Duet Round – Akhil & Prashanthi
1 st Runner of Duet Round – Pradeep & Samathmika
2 nd Runner of Duet Round – Suhasini & Manasa

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