The Bollywood music industry has found a brand new young face, thanks to Smule Mirchi Cover Star Season 2. Smule Mirchi Cover Star, one of India’s largest digital singing talent hunts initiated by Radio Mirchi and partnered with Smule App, announced Ravi Mishra as the winner of its 2nd season.
From the 18,000 entries received, 50 finalists were shortlisted and uploaded on the Smule Mirchi Cover Star website – www.mirchicoverstar.com for public voting and social engagement. From the shortlisted 50 entries, Top 5 finalists were selected on the basis of public votes. These top 5 finalists performed in front of the judges – Meet Bros, Shilpa Rao and Brijesh Shandilya.
The grand finale was a musical extravaganza. It witnessed a musical showdown between the Top 5 finalists of the competition – Ajay Jagtap from Shirdi, Sakshi Sharma from Gurgaon, Sourajit Ghosh from Bangalore, Ravi Mishra and Anas Wahab from Mumbai. After grueling live auditions in front of the judges, Ravi Mishra from Mumbai was declared as the ultimate winner of Smule Mirchi Cover Star, Season 2. Ravi won a prize money of 1lakh rupees, a Scholarship from Furtados School of Music and a chance to perform at the Smule Mirchi Music Awards. He will be specially mentored by Meet Bros to perform live at the Smule Mirchi Music Awards in front of the entire Bollywood music fraternity and also a song launch on one of the music platforms thus giving the perfect boost to his music career.
Speaking about winning Mirchi Cover Star, Ravi Mishra said, “It is indeed a great honour to win the Smule Mirchi Cover Star Season 2. It’s been a great journey overall and I believe it’s a very good platform for all the singers. It feels great when years of hard work is appreciated and awarded. It was a very good experience for me to participate in such a show and compete with such good singers. They were all very talented with great voices. I am thankful to Smule Mirchi Cover Star for realizing my potential and giving me a platform to showcase my talent.”
Bill Bradford, President, Smule said: “We would like to Congratulate Ravi Mishra and wish him the best as he embarks on an exciting musical adventure. We are glad to be a part of this wonderful journey and look forward to participating in the upcoming seasons. We’ve found there are many quite talented performers from all corners that have yet to be discovered by the music industry. Platforms like Smule Mirchi Cover Star will continue bringing more of these sensational singers to the forefront.”
Yatish Mehrishi (COO), Radio Mirchi said:“We are proud to announce Ravi Mishra as the winner of Smule Mirchi Cover Star Season 2. We would like to congratulate all the finalists for giving a tough fight. Mirchi is a core player in the music & entertainment space & we are glad that we could give these talented people a great platform through this contest, we wish all of them very best for their journey in the musical world.”
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