Sony Marathi hosted show ‘Singing Star’ season 1 premiered their grand finale today on 21 November. Swanandi Tikekar daughter of Uday Tikekar senior actor and famous TV celebrity stood first in the first ever season of the show while Aastad Kale popular Marathi actor got the second prize. Both the winners received trophy and gift hamper by cotton king.
A week ago Singing Star got their top 5 contestants after the sudden exit of senior actor and singer Ashok Purkar from the show due to commercial commitments. All the top 5 contestants were,
Yashoman Apte- Sharayu Date
Swanandi Tikekar- Rohit Raut
Girija Oak- Hrishikesh
Astad Kale- Savani Ranvidra
Archana Nipankar- Rahul Saxena
Singing Star hosted a descent grand finale with the protocols of COVID19, welcomed few of the Marathi celebrities and announced the results. All the contestants performed in different rounds while judges Salil Kulkarni, Prashant Damle and Bela Shende also performed in the final episode. The show hosted by Hruta Durgule (popular Marathi actress) came to an end in just few weeks. Also fans showed disappointment due to early finale and no voting system to decide winners of the show.
In the last episode, when the top 5 contestants performed in each round out of their skin there was again elimination of two out of five. Yashoman Apte got selected with the Swanandi Tikekar and Aastad Kale; While Archana Nipankar and Girija Oak finished the show in top five’. Swanandi Tikekar with the mentor Rohit Raut who is himself a famous singer who participated in the recent Indian Idol show and got selected for the finals