Amarkala Deepavali will be returning for a new edition this year!
Organised by Mediacorp, the annual countdown show — which has become a Deepavali staple over the years — is scheduled to be held at The Theatre at Mediacorp for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic on 23 October.
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As with past iterations of the show, Amarkala Deepavali 2022 will feature a stellar entertainment lineup. Music lovers can expect to be treated to memorable performances from Vasantham vocalists Vishnu Balaji, Suthasini, Elamaran Natarajan, V. Suriamurthi, and Annetha Ayyavoo as well as Arulini Arumugam and Roshini Balachandra from the Malaysian talent competition Big Stage Tamil.
Viewers can also look forward to hearing a 10-minute musical piece from Shabir, which will play during a story-driven segment about positivity and harmony.
"The Deepavali musical piece is a labour of love, jointly crafted by my team and I. Our work is done and now we are waiting to sit back and enjoy the song performance," said the homegrown singer-songwriter, producer, and composer in a recent interview with Hear65.
Hosted by Karthikeyan Somasundaram and Udaya Soundari of Vasantham alongside Malaysian personality Aanantha Rajaram, Amarkala Deepavali will also feature dance displays from Freaky Fresh, Rameshwara RSGM, NUS Naach, and Chitrakala Arts.
While tickets to the physical event are already fully redeemed, you can still usher in the Festival of Lights by tuning in to the show via meWATCH, Mediacorp's YouTube Entertainment Channel, Vasantham, and Oli968 from 10 PM onwards.