After Annek Dhar, talented Vaishali Made, who hails from Amravati in Vidarbha, Mahrashtra, has won the Zee TV’s reality singing contest ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009’ after defeating the other two finalists Yashita Yashpal Sharma (second) and Soumen Nandi (third) at an event held at Mumbai, on Saturday (January 24).
This was the first public event that took place at the Gateway of India after the Mumbai attacks.
Vaishali impressed the jury members and the viewers through her power-pack performances, and got the highest votes. The winners were chosen through viewers’ poll.
Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone were the special guests at the grand finale. Amidst much pomp and splendour, Akki and Deepika declared ‘Vaishali Made’ as the winner of Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009, and gave away the trophy to the winner, first and second runner up.
This is the first time a female contender has been declared winner of a Music reality show at the senior level.
Vaishali Made, who was a wild card entry to the top 14 after winning the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa ‘Marathi’ title, has been presented a Rs 50-lakh music contract with Zee TV, a Hyundai i10 car and an LCD TV.
The reality music show, which began in July 2008 (July 4, 2008), has been judged by the best talents in the Bollywood industry including Aadesh Shrivastava, Shankar Mahadevan, Pritam Chakraborty and Himesh Reshammiya and hosted by Aditya Narayan, son of well-known Indian playback singer Udit Narayan.
Besides, the show has seen many Bollywood glitterati that include Ajay Devgan, Mithun Chakraborti, Shankar Ehsaan & Loy, Subash Chandra, Abhijeet and many others.
In end, we also congratulate and wish all the participants ‘Best of luck.”