'Chhote Ustaad' contestants enthrall Delhi

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New Delhi, Mar 21 (UNI) After making people in Bhopal and Jaipur "dance to their tunes", contestants of the reality show 'Voice of India Chhote Ustaad' left a huge crowd of music lovers in Delhi mesmerised with their performances.

Aishwarya Majumdar from Ahmedabad and Anvesha Dattagupta from Kolkata, the two finalists of the popular reality show on Star Plus, held the gathering of music lovers present at Pragati Maidan in the city on thrall as they rendered many popular Bollywood numbers in their melodious voice.

Present at the live show by the 'Chhote Ustaad' contestants in the Capital city was Bollywood beauty and winner of the 'Big Brother' reality show Shilpa Shetty, who was here as a guest judge of the show. Also present to enthrall Delhiites with their performances was Punjabi pop singer Mika.

Adding charm to the proceedings of the show were members of the cast of popular children's show 'Gali Gali Sim Sim'.

Debunking the trend of boys getting more votes than girls in music reality shows on various television channels, Aishwarya and Anvesha have reached the finals of the 'Voice of India-Chhote Ustad', where, unlike other reality shows, the judges have power to decide 50 per cent of the votes cast for the contestants.

Not surprisingly then, for the first time in the history of reality TV, two girls have reached the final with Anvesha and Aishwarya proving themselves the most worthy contestants for the title of 'Chhote Ustaad'.

Talking to newspersons on their visit to the Capital, the 'Voice of India Chhote Ustaad' finalists Aishwarya, Anvesha and Prakriti expressed their elation over the fact that for the first time girls had reached the finals of the reality show.

''In all the previous reality shows, there have been some very good female singers but due to the voting format, they have unfortunately lost out to the male contestants. We feel that it is high time, female singers be given their due and be chosen as finalists of talent hunt reality shows,''Aishwarya said.

Abhas, the host of the show, said the emergence of girls at the topmost position in a talent hunt reality show was in large part due to the unique format of 'Voice of India Chhote Ustaad' wherein the judges - singer Shreya Ghoshal, music director Pritam Chakrobarty and singer Kunal Ganjawala had power to decide 50 per cent of the votes cast for the contestants.

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