After delighting the audiences with melodious renditions and dhamakedaar performances of the most talented child singers across the country, Zee TV’s singing reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ drew to an exciting finish this weekend.
The latest edition of this singing reality show, crowned Shreyan Bhattacharya and Anjali Gaikwad as the winners of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2017’, amidst a lot of fan-fare and celebrations in Jaipur. This weekend, the Kolkata prodigy Shreyan and the powerhouse of talent from Ahmednagar Anjali were awarded the coveted ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ trophy making them the ultimate singing superstars.
The finale, held against the backdrop of Jaipur’s mystical ethnic beauty, also saw the presence of actor Kapil Sharma who is promoting his upcoming film FIRANGI, along with dynamic host Aditya Narayan and the terrific judging trio Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali, who collectively raised the evening’s entertainment quotient.
Talking about his victory, Shreyan Bhattacharya said, “’Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ has been a great learning experience for me. The mentors and grand jury members have been very supportive and encouraging of our talent throughout our journey, and that has greatly added to my abilities as a performer. Our training and practice sessions have helped us in our overall performances. Have developed some truly special bonds with a few of the jury members as well that I will cherish for life. I am very excited to have won Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs 2017 and want to thank Zee TV for the amazing opportunity.”
Anjali Gaikwad said, “Winning Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs has been a dream come true. I thank my stars that I got selected as one of the challengers in the second round of auditions and since then the journey has been incredible. I have learnt so much from all the jury and all the super talented fellow contestants. The judges and mentors - Neha Ma’am, Javed Sir and Himesh Sir have helped us hone our skills with their positive and at times, constructive feedback. The experience has helped me grow as a person and I am thankful to Zee TV and the prestigious Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs platform for this opportunity.”
Commenting on his experience as a mentor on the show, singer Javed Ali said, “Seeing these young children ace every challenge with ease and watching them grow into star performers has been an absolute joy. I would like to thank Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs to bring these talented young singers from all corners of the country to showcase their talent. While on the show I have learnt a lot from these kids, it is amazing how patient they are and how well they accept feedback. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the winners Shreyan Bhattacharya and Anjali Gaikwad all the very best!”
Judge Himesh Reshammiya added, “This season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs was a fun-filled musical journey for all of us. More than judging, I enjoyed witnessing the musical battles between the Bhukamps and the Toofans. Shreyan Bhattacharya and Anjali Gaikwad deserve this victory and I wish them all the very best for the future.” Singing Diva Neha Kakkar commented, “I will always cherish every moment that I have spent with these children. Every contestant is close to my heart and each one of them are winners in the truest sense. However, like they say, there can only be one winner but because this season has been truly special, we have two winners. Shreyan Bhattacharya and Anjali Gaikwad truly deserve to win this title crowning making them the true singing champions.”
With the highest ever votes of 1, 30,50,000 from all over the country, the audiences voted for their favourite Li’l Champ. While Shreyan and Anjali were awarded the coveted Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs trophy, they also walked away with a cash prize of Rs. 5 Lakh Rupees each and the other runner ups who put up a tough fight were given a cash prize of 2 lakh rupees each.