On 16th October 2016, IEL conducted its first round of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana auditions for
singing and dancing at Sarathi Studio, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. The auditions started at 10 in the morning and
continued till 9 in the evening. We were overwhelmed by the huge response we received from the applicants.
Out of thousand applications, we finally shortlisted 100 singers and 30 dance groups through an online
scrutinization process. A two-member panel was constituted to evaluate the singing and dancing performances
K.MD.S.Shafi and Dr M.S Rao were judges for the singing performance and Srinu Master and Satya
Master were judges for the dance performance. Out of 100 shortlisted singers, 6 singers from AP and 6
singers from Telangana were chosen by the judges. The AP and Telangana auditions were sponsored by YesMart
and FrontRow India. Renowned celebrities from Telugu film industry--- Poonam Kaur, Kamna Jethmalani,
Madhavi Latha, Bhanu Priya, Swathi Dixit, Reshma Rathore, Sampoornesh Babu, and Jeeva---graced the event with
their presence. IEL is extremely grateful to its partners for making this event a grand success.