Mumbai: &TV’s The Voice India Kids season 2 saw the emergence of a worthy winner amidst a huge fanfare. A show that brought to the fore journeys of musical prodigies with incredible voices, saw them being mentored by the best in the word of music and surpass the unique format of Blind Auditions, Battle Rounds and Lives with soul stirring performances week after week. The show that has completely revolutionized the singing reality genre found it’s winner in little Manashi Sahariah who rocked the stage under the guidance of Coach Palak Muchhal. From the house of Talpa and produced by Essel Vision Productions Limited, The Voice India Kids Grand Finale was a night to remember!
With the competition getting tougher each passing week, the top 6 contestants who battled it out till the end were Manashi Sahariah, Shekinah Mukhiya, Guntaas Kaur, Mohammad Faazil, Shruti Goswami and Neelanjana Ray. However, it was Manashi who not only lifted the winner’s trophy but also took home a cheque of Rs. 25,00,000/- as coach Palak rejoiced in jubilation. Nilanjana was the first runner up while Shruti was the second runner up of the season, and were awarded a cheque of Rs. 10,00,000/- respectively. All the Top 6 contestants were awarded gift hampers from Cadburys by Mr. Amit Shah, Associate Director, Marketing – Gum, Candy and Beverages, Mondelez India.
Said Manashi Sahariah, “Firstly I would like to thank the people of my village who always believed in my talent and supported my dreams. Having said that, I am truly blessed to have mentored under the guidance of Coach Palak Muchhal because not only did she invest time and energy in me, she truly inspired me in my journey. The Voice India Kids has given me a reason to believe that talent finds its due platform. I have gained a lot on from this stage… friendship, love, respect and a teacher whom I will always treasure.”
Hailing from a small district in Assam, Manashi picked up singing from a tender age of 3 while listening to her mother humming. Since then, there’s been no looking back for her. Back in her hometown, Manashi found it difficult to find someone who could train her and provide guidance in Hindi music. However, this didn’t burn her spirits and soon after Manashi started listening to and watching Hindi videos online through which she improved her skills further. However, it was her village, all of 300 people, who came together to organize funds so that Manashi could get the opportunity to travel to Mumbai and participate in The Voice India Kids. And all their efforts have paid off today as she heads home soon with the winner’s trophy.
An ecstatic and overwhelmed Palak Muchhal added, “I am over the moon! Manashi has grown exponentially through the show right from the Blind Auditions to the Live round. Her journey was truly exceptional and has ability to inspire millions. I am extremely proud of her for winning this title and I wish her all the very best for a melodious future. Having said that, each child who participated in The Voice Kids is a winner because it takes a lot of courage and confidence to pursue your passion and all these kids are exceptionally talented. The show has in its true sense raised the bar in the singing reality genre.”
Coach Himesh Reshammiya said, “Manashi winning The Voice India Kids just proves that great talent can also come from a remote village of only 300 people. She has made all of us proud. She improved with every performance since she was first selected. She knew she was good but not at the top because the other singers were far better and gave great performances. But she worked really hard and her hard work has finally paid off. Manushi’s success just proves that one should never give up on dreaming big.”
Said Coach Shaan, “Manashi was probably not much trained and her voice is raw when compared with the rest but she has a lot of potential. She is a fantastic performer; great singer and she has the passion to be successful.”
The Grand Finale of The Voice India Kids Season 2 on &TV was a spectacular coming together of talent and the Coaches – Palak Muchhal, Shaan and Himesh Reshammiya. Adding a whole lot of fun to the evening were the quirky awards which were rolled out not just to the contestants but the coaches and the families alike. But, it was the Top 6 finalists who showed the audience why they were India’s favourite, and wowed the nation with their indomitable talent, as the night finally came to an entertaining end!