Strumming his guitar while humming songs in his sonorous voice, Bhubaneswar boy Sudip Das won the hearts of the audience as well as the talent hunt and Rs 50,000 prize money. “The competition was really tough since all the finalists were equally good. I should say I am lucky to get this platform to showcase my talent in front of people from all over the state and win this title,” said Das, a software engineer. “This talent hunt has helped me by encouraging to dream big,” he said.
Out of the top 16 in semi-finals, 12 were chosen for the finale. Dancing sensation from Berhampur Akash Das emerged the first runner-up while melodious singer Jyothi Bothra claimed the second runner-up position.
Among other talents were members of the United Dancing Twisterz — a group of B-boying dancers who earned loud rounds of applause from the viewers — and the Sadhana choir that was formed of a group of male and female singers giving amazing performances on chorus songs.
The finalists were judged by eminent personalities such as musician Manmath Mishra and Odissi guru Bimbadhar Dash. Source – The Telegraph