The Springdales School organised a concert of famous singer Usha Uthup at its Hall of Friendship and Peace on Tuesday. The Padma Shri awardee took the stage after a dance performance by senior students, and left the audience mesmerised.

Apart from students, the listeners included the management staff, alumni and guests, and all were equally enthralled.

Along with singing, the septuagenarian entertainer kept the audience engaged with constant interaction laced with humour that left the gathering splitting their sides with laughter.

The evergreen diva, who sings everything from Indian Pop, film songs and Jazz, set the stage on fire as she belted out one foot tapping number after the other. With songs like ‘Bulleya’, ‘Ramba ho’, Hari Om Hari’, ‘Fever’ and ‘Dum Maro Dum’, the performer very well maintained a balance between the old and the new to cater to the audience comprising individuals of different age groups.

Divtej, a student of Class 12, told The Statesman after the event: “Every year we (School) host two or more eminent personalities, especially during choral festivals. I really enjoyed her (Uthup’s) performance. Actually, all of us enjoyed it. I love her voice. She has sung songs for almost every generation and that is how she performed here today.”

The programme continued much beyond its scheduled run as the playback singer entertained every demand and obliged “once more” requests. The power-packed performance concluded with Usha Uthup’s note for children in her rich and powerful voice and unique style: “We are the World, We the Children, We are the ones who make a brighter day,” followed by a standing ovation.