Jasraj Joshi wins Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
In a scintillating grand finale on Sunday evening, Zee TV's singing reality show 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012' crowned Pune's Jasraj Joshi as the winner of the series.
Shenaz Akhtar from Ludhiana was second, Vishwajeet Borwankar from Mumbai sealed the third spot and Mohd Aman from Jaipur was the fourth winner.
In this edition of the musical extravaganza, Jasraj was mentored by singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan.
Shenaz and Aman were mentored by composer duo Sajid and Wajid and Vishwajeet was coached by rock band Indian Ocean member Rahul Ram.
Ajay Bhalwankar, Content Head, Zee TV, said, "This season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa set new benchmarks with the quality of talented singers who were selected as Top 18. In the format also, we infused a lot of innovation this year alone with some powerhouse singers. The versatile and young talent brought in a lot of freshness to the show and they got rave reviews from industry stalwarts.
"Our esteemed mentors, Shankar Mahadevan, Sajid-Wajid and Rahul Ram guided the contestants in a way that helped them hone their skills further to become complete performers. It gives us great pleasure to announce the fusion genius, Jasraj Joshi as the winner of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012'."
The highlight of the finale was glitzy and action packed performance by none other than superstar and the sensational Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh.
This was Honey Singh's first television performance in India and he wowed audiences with his high voltage performance.
He entered the stage suspended mid-air and sang a medley of his hit tracks, 'Angrezi beat', 'High heels', 'Brown rang' and 'Lonely' among others.
Bollywood singer and anchor of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Javed Ali performed a medley of patriotic songs and paid homage to India on the occasion of Republic Day.
Music director and brother duo, Sajid- Wajid presented all their hit chartbusters from their 2012 releases.
They sang 'Chikni kamar', 'Fevicol se', 'Mashallah' and other hit numbers from Dabangg 2, Ek Tha Tiger and Rowdy Rathore.
Mentor Shankar Mahadevan presented an act through which he portrayed the anger of the countrymen about the various heinous crimes that are committed against woman. His act showcased women empowerment.
All the 4 finalists - Jasraj, Mohd Aman, Vishwajeet and Shehnaz - gave scintillating solo acts which decided their fate in the competition.
Television's favorite actors -Ankita Lokhande and Gurmeet Chowdhry - allured the audiences with their moves and grooves in their solo and duet acts.
The event was anchored by actor Jay Bhanushali and comedian Kapil Sharma.
The mega finale took place at the Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai where the four finalists, Jasraj, Shenaz, Vishwajeet and Mohd. Aman performed live before a huge and enthusiastic audience.
The atmosphere was electrifying with the crowd rooting for their favorite contestant and the judges encouraging them to give it their best.
Jasraj Joshi, the winner of 'Hero Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012' won the coveted Sa Re Ga Ma Pa trophy, a one year contract with Zee TV and a bike from Hero.