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Udaan Idol Grand Finale 2017-2018

After months of musical battle and rounds, we finally had finale of Udaan Idol 2017-2018 on 27th January 2018. Udaan Idol was a musical hunt show for all the persons with disability presented by Enable Travels, co-powered by Sathi in association with NIEPVD, Blinds dream and Mitra Jyothi. It was organized by Radio Udaan. Out of more than 170 contestants only top 16 contestants could make it to the finale. The finale held at Jatt bhavan Panchkula.
This musical event of Udaan Idol was a majestic event and we had some amazing personalities present in the event. The day commenced with Sarasvati Vandana followed by introductions of the chief guests and judges. The chief guest of the day was Mr. MS Malik (Former deputy commissioner), Mr. Rattan Lal Kataria (MP from Ambala) and Ms Dolly Guleria (Famous Punjabi Folk Singer). The event witnessed the presence of other eminent guests too like: Shri T.D. Dhariyal: Disability commissioner of New Delhi, Ms. Madhu Singal: founder of Mitra Jyothi, Ms Preeti Monga (Representative of Enable travels), Mr. Vikram Dalmia(Husband of Mrs. Anuradha Dalmia director of NIEPVD), Mr. Suchit Narang: well-known classical singer, radio and television artist. Mr. Jasbir Sandhu: political personality, Mr. Gautam Aggarwal: general secretary of NFB Karnataka, Sh. M.J. Saxena: managing director Ayurvet ltd, Sh. Pradip Burman: chairman Ayurvet ltd & their team, Smt. Nandita Hooda: social worker, advocate and national level judo champion and many people from media and community.
Amidst these 16 mesmerising performances, there was a quick presentation by Ms. Swati and her team from Ayurvet ltd. They gave an enlightening and eye opening presentation about the fields they are working in. Similarly Ms. Preeti Monga (representative of Enable Travels) also gave a swift peep into the working and ideas of Enable Travels.
It is important to know that the finale of Udaan Idol was divided into two main segments. In first segment; top 16 contestants performed and out of them 8 contestants got into 2nd round.
The judges of this finale were:
– Ms Dolly Guleria (Famous Punjabi Folk Singer)
– Pandit Dinkar Sharma: well-known classical singer and radio and television artist
– Ms. Pratima Chaterjie: classical singer, radio and television artist
– Ms. Sharanjot Parmar: radio artist, television artist and lecturer in Govt. College for girls,
Judges who judged the Show before Finale were:
– Mr. Saif Rehman
– Mr. Puneet Soni
– Mr. Sanjeev Raju
– Mr. Lal Singh Thakur
We had top 16 contestants namely:
1. Ashwin Vaghmare from Maharashtra
2. Ankur Gupta from Delhi
3. Chetna Nagpal from Delhi
4. Deepna Das from Sikkim
5. Deeksha Vishvakarma from Uttarakhand
6. Dheeraj Borkar from Maharashtra
7. Geetika Lohat from Madhya Pradesh
8. Manglesh Kumar from Chandigarh
9. Muskaan Negi from Himachal Pradesh
10. Mamta Sharma from west Bengal
11. Raj Jain from West Bengal
12. Rehsam Talvaar from Delhi
13. Rohit Chauhan from Haryana
14. Sarika Shinde from Maharashtra
15. Savita Jaiswal from Gujrat
16. Sheeba Baig from Maharashtra.
The first round was before lunch and all the 16 contestants performed in it. Every performance was absolutely ruling and heart winning. With much difficulty and struggle; the judges could decide the eight contestants for the 2nd and the final round.
The contestants who could make to 2nd and the final round were:
1. Ankur Gupta from Delhi
2. Chetna Nagpal from Delhi
3. Sarika Shinde from Maharashtra
4. Sheeba Baig from Maharashtra.
5. Muskaan Negi from Himachal Pradesh
6. Dheeraj Borkar from Maharashtra
7. Deeksha Vishvakarma from Uttarakhand
8. Geetika Lohat from Madhya Pradesh
The final round was all about the choices of judges. Judges gave genre and songs to the contestants to perform on. All the 8 contestants put their best efforts and win the audience. The environment was so cheery and musical that guests stayed glued to the event throughout the day. After a long consideration and deep discussion; the judges came up with the 3 winners of Udaan Idol 2017-2018.
– The winner of Udaan Idol is Muskaan Negi from Himachal Pradesh. She has won a cash prize of 31 thousand rupees, a musical instrument, a trophy and a certificate.
– The first runner up is Dheeraj Borkar from Maharashtra. He has won a cash prize of 21 thousand rupees, a musical instrument, a trophy and a certificate.
– The second runner up is Sarika Shinde from Maharashtra. She has won a cash prize of 11 thousand rupees, a musical instrument, a trophy and a certificate.
All the top 16 participants received a certificate of appreciation, a trophy and a cash prize of 1100 rupees from Radio Udaan. Ms. Dolly Guleria along with other guests and judges gave away the prizes to winners and contestants.
The event ended up at a beautiful note as all the judges gave prestigious performances. The performance of Ms. Dolly Guleria left the entire hall amazed and hypnotised. Indeed, the event went out successful and all the people present therein had a great time.
PS: The event started with the energetic anchoring of Ms. Divya Sharma. And the entire finale of Udaan Idol was beautifully and dazzlingly hosted by Mr. Danish Mahajan and Ms. Jyoti Malik. The powerful wordings and fillers of hosts kept the show buzzing!