Odisha singer Shasank Sekhar captivates audience in Rising Star India


Bhubaneswar: Another singer from Odisha, Shasank Sekhar, enthralled audience and judges with a power-packed performance in Rising Star India, aired on Colors TV last night.

Hailing from Bhubaneswar, this Ollywood playback singer sang Teri Meri Kahaani from the movie ‘Gabbar’ and struck a chord with the judges, Shankar Mahadevan, Monali Thakur and Diljit Dosanjh, who also voted for him. He garnered a whopping 94% votes and raised the wall to a deafening applause from the audience.

Rising Star India (Season 2), LIVE music reality and talent hunt show will see singers perform live with simultaneous online audience voting on VOOT app, besides the app and website of the television channel. A screen that streams live results of the voting literally rises when a participants crosses the cut-off of 80% votes, qualifying for the next round.

It was an emotional moment for Shasank as his wife and daughter daughter joined him on the stage prior to his performance. A short video showcased this 28-year-old singer’s struggles for the past 10 years and he expressed how difficult it has been for him to make a name for himself in the music industry. Music is not just a passion for him, but also a source of livelihood to support his family and he went on to say that he may have to quit singing and pursue some other career if he fails to reach the cut-off of 80% votes.

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