92.7 BIG FM ANNOUNCES FINAL LEG OF BENADRYL BIG GOLDEN VOICE CONTEST ACROSS ITS 45 NETWORKS 

 

WINNER TO GET A CHANCE TO SING IN LEADING BOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION 

 

THE SHOW GOES ON AIR ON 11TH AUGUST 

 

Mumbai, August 8th, 2013: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No. 1 radio network, today announced the final leg of its Benadryl BIG Golden Voice contest, a unique and first-of-its-kind radio based talent hunt that was organized across the network’s 45 stations. The final round will be judged by the Golden voice of Bollywood - Singer Abhijeet who will identify one â€˜BIG Golden voice’ of the country. The contest witnessed an overwhelming response from across India, with scores of talented singers participating in the hunt. Benadryl BIG Golden Voice is an inimitable show because it gives the winner a fantastic opportunity to sing in a top Bollywood production that will release this year or in the first quarter of next year

 

After launching the contest in July, 92.7 BIG FM has shortlisted 45 voices from each station. These were shortlisted to twelve singers who have been chosen to sing in the finals and will perform before singing sensation Abhijeet.

 

Homemaker and professional classical singer Mona Shevade, is among the twelve shortlisted participants.  A trained classical singer from Indore, she has a very strong singing background and is going to one of the toughest in the competition. Mona has had an exciting journey in the field of music and has performed on radio and TV She was even awarded by Veteran singer Jagjit Singh for her talent.

 

Present at the launch was the judge himself, Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya along with top 6 contestants including Nagesh Pawar (Solapur), Prachi Mehta (New Delhi, )Nithin Raj (Trivandrum), Devyani Pareek (Ajmer), Nikhil Majhotra (Jammu) and Mona Shevade (Indore)

 

For many years, Abhijeet has dominated the Bollywood industry and has been the preferred voice for some of the biggest stars like Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgan among others.   Entries to the show were received through SMS and phone-in city-level auditions.

 

Abhijeet has judged India’s biggest and most widely followed music reality shows and is recognized as an efficient and entertaining judge. He is passionate about identifying and nurturing singing talent in India and continues to work towards discovering new talent. Bringing the excitement of reality television to radio, the finals of the Benadryl BIG Golden Voice contest will be aired on 92.7 BIG FM every Saturday and Sunday where three singers will be eliminated every Saturday. The show will debut on the station on the 11th of August and the grand finale will be aired on the 14th of September, giving listeners across India an opportunity to enjoy listening to a unique voice hunt on the award winning radio station.

 

Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head — 92.7 BIG FM said, "92.7 BIG FM is proud to have reached the finals of Benadryl BIG Golden Voice contest, a first-of-its-kind radio based talent hunt. Individuals often have abilities that go undiscovered. We are glad that the competition has provided many gifted voices a chance to sing. We thank singer Abhijeet for partnering us in this endeavour and look forward to discovering the new BIG Golden Voice of India in the finals. While the contest encourages talent and provides them with new opportunities to bring out their best, it also presents fresh and exciting content to listeners of 92.7 BIG FM."

 

Mr. Tushar Murdeshwar, Vice President — Marketing, Consumer Division, Johnson & Johnson Ltd. said, ‘Benadryl® has always been at the forefront of innovation and it remains our endeavor to provide tailor-made solutions to address all symptoms in the cough category. As a cough solutions expert, we understand the impact that a bout of cough can have on one’s voice, especially to the golden voice of a singer. Through this association, we hope people become aware of the importance of timely & effective care for cough as per their symptoms.’

For further information, please contact:

Atul Malikram

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