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Odia girl Alisha Behura wins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ show

Odia girl Alisha Behura, who hails from Kendrapada in Odisha, wins first Indian season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ show on Sunday (July 17) night.

The 17-year-old, also called the ‘Krump Queen’, won the title after months of intense competition and enchanting performances on the show, which is the ‘desi’ version of the globally popular format.

Alisha Behura, who stays at Bhilai in Chhattisgarh was quoted as saying, “With this win, I encourage all those aspiring dancers in our country to think big and not restrict them to anything.”

A delighted Madhuri lauded Alisha’s dancing skills. She said: “She is the first girl I have seen doing krumping so well. She has a lot of style, oomph factor and innocence.”

Terence said: “Alisha’s journey has been ‘googly’ right from the auditions.”

Alisha Behura won a cash prize of Rs 2.5 million, a Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and gift vouchers worth Rs. 20,000 from YepMe. She was among the top four contestants and faced stiff competition from Tarun Nihalani, Kalpita Kachroo and Aryan Patra in the grand finale of So You Think You Can Dance – Ab India Ki Baari.

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