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6 reasons why Benadryl BIG Golden Voice 3 was a huge success



September 18, 2015 12:19:04 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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92.7 BIG FM's Benadryl BIG Golden Voice culminated last week with much fanfare. Singer and music director Shankar Mahadevan, the mentor and judge of the show, announced two contestants, Alankar Mahtolia (Delhi) and Sreekanth Hariharan (Chennai) as winners of this prestigious contest.

For those of you who want to know more about it, let us tell you that the competition was a major hit. We tell you why…

SHANKAR MAHADEVAN WITH WINNERS ALANKAR MAHTOLIA (DELHI) AND SREEKANTH HARIHARAN (CHENNAI)
SHANKAR MAHADEVAN WITH WINNERS ALANKAR MAHTOLIA (DELHI) AND SREEKANTH HARIHARAN (CHENNAI)

1. Over one lakh entries:

The contest received a huge response with over one lakh entries from every Socio-Cultural Region (SCR) proving that music, indeed, has no boundaries. The registration process was simple and contestants could upload their voice samples online sitting at home. Post registrations, there were 36 regions divided across pan India and each region had a regional judge.


After receiving the entries, regional judges shortlisted 10 contestants in each region who visited their respective studios and went through 3 rounds in front of regional judge including Folk round, Retro round & Bollywood round. The diverse rounds made sure the local talent wasn't sidelined.

2. Best talent around the world:

ALL PARTICIPANTS SHARE THE STAGE
ALL PARTICIPANTS SHARE THE STAGE

The entries received were not just from India but around the world. From these international entries Shankar Mahadevan picked up one contestant who participated along with the 12 finalists. For the first time, this season saw entries coming from other countries including US, Canada, Bangladesh and Pakistan. It truly became a global event and one of the biggest ever radio singing reality shows.

3. Shankar Mahadevan singing ‘Abhi Na jao chhod kar' for his wife:

AWW! SHANKAR MAHADEVAN SINGS FOR WIFE SANGEETA
AWW! SHANKAR MAHADEVAN SINGS FOR WIFE SANGEETA

For the first time ever in public, Shankar Mahadevan sang ‘Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar' for his wife during the finale. It was indeed an aww wala moment.

4. Sayani's mesmerizing performance:

WINNER OF BENADRYL BIG GOLDEN VOICE 2 SAYANI PERFORMS ON STAGE
WINNER OF BENADRYL BIG GOLDEN VOICE 2 SAYANI PERFORMS ON STAGE

Sayani, the winner of Benadryl BIG Golden Voice season 2, performed on stage during the finale. She impressed one and all with her awe-inspiring performance. For those of you who don't know, she's crooned in the upcoming film KATTI BATTI starring Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut.

5. Great boon for the industry:

ALL SMILES! SHANKAR MAHADEVAN WITH WINNER ALANKAR MAHTOLIA
ALL SMILES! SHANKAR MAHADEVAN WITH WINNER ALANKAR MAHTOLIA

It's helped in handpicking some of the best new talent which is great for the music and film industry as well as for the audience. Like last year, this year also the winners will get a chance to participate in Bollywood alongside Shankar Mahadevan.

6. Voice is the king, not looks:

ALANKAR MAHTOLIA CROONS IT!
ALANKAR MAHTOLIA CROONS IT!

Benadryl BIG Golden Voice season 3 was conducted through radio, thereby proving voice is the king, not looks or appearance.

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