‘Rising Star 2’ to feature international contestants this weekend


Colors will be celebrating its international singing talent on ‘Rising Star 2’ this weekend.

The special episode will feature four carefully selected talent from the US, UK and Singapore will prove their mettle. The episode will air on Colors in UK, APAC, Middle East and USA (Aapka Colors).

After auditions which were conducted through on-ground and digital entries across the world, Dallas-based Jagmohan Singh Kohli, London’s Subhankar Dutta, Leicester’s Utkarsh Dave and Singapore-based Ravinder Bhinder won the opportunity to visit the ‘Rising Star’ sets in Mumbai, India, to perform in front of the panel of experts – Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh and Monali Thakur.

This episode will air at 21:00 on Saturday 7th April 2018 in UK. ‘Rising Star 2’ in UK has been outperforming competition and has been the No. 1 show, over the last few weekends.

Commenting on this initiative, Govind Shahi, Business Head – Europe, America, APAC & Outbound Sales, IndiaCast, said, “We truly believe in giving our viewers an inclusive content experience and are extremely delighted that Colors could provide such a platform. Talent is universal; it doesn’t matter if a person is residing in another country if their heart is rooted in the culture of their homeland. The international leg of Rising Star India witnessed an overwhelming response from the South Asian diaspora across the globe. These talented singers stood out amongst all the entries we received and we zeroed in on them from the respective regions.”

Subhankar Datta started learning music at the age of 4 and after moving to Mumbai in 2004 learnt music under the tutelage of Pt. Askaran Sharma. He believes music is a medium of expression much beyond words, smiles and tears. Being an artist, he loves travelling and exploring new forms of art and music around the world and draws inspiration for his own creations. On Rising Star he will perform on ‘Zara
Sa Dil Me De Jagah Tu’.

Utkarsh Dave, a talented young man all the way from Leicester UK. An Mba graduate, pursuing his career in music. His passion and love for music has brought him to Rising Star and he is here not only to fulfil his own, but also his dad’s dream! Utkarsh performs on ‘Kaun Hai Jo Sapnon Mein Aaya’ on ‘Rising Star’.

‘Rising Star 2’ airs on Colors every weekend at 21:00.

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