New York: North American Telugu Association (NATA) has organized NATA IDOL 2016, a singing competition and famous Lyricist Chandra Bose and Singer/Music Director Raghu Kunche are the judges for this event. Even though several contestants registered for this event, 16 participants got a chance to sing on the stage on May 1, 2016 to show their talent. Finals winner will get a chance to sing in a Telugu movie.
NATA Executive Director Alla Rami Reddy has introduced the judges to the audience and BOD Vishnu Kotimreddy welcomed with flower bouquets. TV5 is the exclusive media partner for this event and this event will be telecasted soon.
 NATA IDOL 2016 New York - Grand Success
NATA Team Dr. Stanley Reddy (Advisory Council), Dr. Raghava Reddy Ghosala (EVP), Ashok Attada (RVP) and Regional Coordinators Arundhathi Adupa, Bala Konda Reddy, Madhavi Korukonda, Murali Mettela, Raghurama Raju Thotakura, Sandeep Varma, Srinivas Tammisetti and NATA Idol committee members Seetha Garikapati, Uma Reddi, Yamuna Karthik, Bharathi Ramagiri, Padmini Evani, Priyamvadha Mettapalli were actively involved to make this event a great success. RVPs Raghurami Reddy Etukuru, Baba Sontyana, Women’s Committee chair Saroja Sagaram, Srinivasa Sagaram, Sathaya Pathapati also attended this event.
Bhagavan Nadimpalli, Diya Rajput, Eswar Dommaraju, Harshini Suresh, Jayasree Appannapally, Keerthana Sontyana, Kiranmayi Konuru, Krishna Kumari Avala, Latha Paka, Neeharika Kotimreddy, Shruthi Shekhar, Sriman Komaragiri, Sruthi Garikipati, Sruthi Nanduri, Sudharchith Sonty, Vaibhavi Varanasi took part in this competition and auditorium was resounded with claps and whistles for the performances.
Out of the 16 contestants, Neeharika Kotimreddy, Shruthi Shekhar and Sruthi Nanduri advanced to the Semi-Finals. Semi-Finals and Finals will be held during NATA Dallas Convention 2016.  Chandra Bose and Raghu Kunche were felicitated by Dr. Stanley Reddy and Dr. Raghava Reddy.
Dr. Prem Reddy is the grand national sponsor for this event and local sponsors were Dr. Stanley Reddy, Pradeep Samala, Hemalatha Dommaraju, Cottillion Restaurant, Bindu Kotimreddy, Uma Reddi and Anupama Reddy. NATA Convention donors Pavan Darisi, Uday Dommaraju, Koteswara Rao Boddu graced the occasion.
This event was attended by 400 NATA members, supporters, Telugu community leaders from New York and Connecticut even though there was heavy rain. Comments of Chandra Bose and Raghu Kunche were high light of the show and everyone was eagerly waiting for their comments.