Radio City Super Singer Season 9 has scaled new heights with a scintillating musical finale held across 39 cities. Each city saw top five contestants battling in the grand finale that was judged by music maestros, including Daler Mehndi, Tanishk Bagchi, Shruti Pathak, Hans Raj Hans, Shilpa Rao to name a few.
The singing talent hunt presented by LuvIt chocolates has broken all records with the highest-ever participation across the country.
Through the talent hunt, Radio City aimed to empower aspiring singers and provide a platform for every city to laud their exceptional local talent.
In Delhi, the top five contestants were judged by Daler Mehndi, finally crowning Stutee Tiwari as the ultimate winner. She was rewarded with cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.
This year, the contest extended to 11 more stations, covering 39 cities. The talent hunt received an overwhelming response and registered a growth of 25,115 in the number of auditions in Delhi over the last year. True to Radio City’s philosophy of ‘Rag Rag Mein Daude City’, participants from the kona-kona of Delhi registered through Radio City’s digital platform radiocity.in, IVRS, in-studio and mall auditions. Aspiring singers were also given the opportunity to audition on-the-go through Radio City branded vehicles that went around to every corner of the city.
A Mahendran, Chairman and Managing Director, Global Consumer Products Pvt Ltd. said, “LuvIt chocolates and confectionaries are targeted at the youth and our philosophy promotes the motto of One Life, LuvIt. This philosophy comes alive with Radio City and this event which seeks to connect youth and encourage them to live their passions real time.”
“The event saw a fabulous response and we feel happy to have associated with Radio City for the second time. Radio City Super Singer has only grown in popularity year after year and this platform has inspired the youth to display their talent with pride and passion. We wish it more success in the years to come,” Mahendran added.
On this occasion, Kartik Kalla, EVP & National Head, Programming, Marketing & AudaCity, Radio City 91.1 FM, said, “Radio City Super Singer is one of our marquee properties which has grown significantly over the last eight years. We have always set new records with this property and have witnessed increase in participation year on year, and in its ninth season we saw an overwhelming response of six lakh participants across the country that highlights the impact and the power of this medium. The enthusiasm and passion demonstrated by the participants is a testimony to the immense love for music that exists in every Indian’s heart. We are glad that we continue to provide a platform that has encouraged budding singing talent in the nation to share their voice to a larger audience.”
After an intense competition spanning three weeks, the top five participants – Stutee Tiwari, Ram Bhajan, Himanshu Gaur, Janki Maheshwari, Mridul Dhiraj Khanna – were shortlisted by eminent jury and later judged by Daler Mehndi. After the cut throat competition between the talented singers, the top five contenders were given an opportunity to showcase their singing talent on air and win votes from the listeners. The finale, held at TGIP mall, Entertainment city, Noida, saw the five finalists mesmerise the audience with their mellifluous voices.