Arts & Entertainment

Smule Mirchi Cover Star begins hunt for India’s biggest cover artiste

NetIndian News Network

Mumbai, January 21, 2019

The best 100 entries from more than 15,000 received for the Smule Mirchi Cover Star are now open for public voting here as part of a hunt for India's biggest cover artiste.
"In the first phase of the competition, Smule Mirchi Cover Star received over 15000 entries. These 15000+ entries were screened and evaluated basis Tune, Expression and Pitch," a press release from the organisers said.
"Basis public votes, social engagement and screening by Mirchi programming, the Top 5 entries from these 100 entries will move into the finals of the competition," it said.
"Smule Mirchi Cover Star is India’s biggest cover artiste hunt that offers the winner a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at the 11th Mirchi Music Awards in Mumbai in front of Bollywood’s biggest music celebrities, a truly incomparable experience for anyone who loves and follows music in India," the release said.
Created by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, Smule Mirchi Cover Star is designed for people who have a flair for singing Bollywood songs. To participate, people needed to download the Smule app and sing the cover entry of their favourite song. Alternatively, people also sent their entries through special on-ground activation in malls and campuses across 12 cities. Participants also had the option of visiting Radio Mirchi studios to record their entry for the competition.
In the finals, Mirchi Cover Star celebrity judges, Jonita Gandhi, Meet Bros, Kanika Kapoor and Tony Kakkar, will assess and evaluate these top five entries. The five finalists will battle it out at an on-ground event in front of fans and media. 
"One winner will be chosen from the event who will then be groomed for the coveted performance at Mirchi Music Awards 2019," the release said.
Smule is a leading social network for music, connecting the world through a global community of 50 million monthly active users. Smule’s flagship app lets people sing and make music with friends and major artistes around the globe. Smule is available on iOS and Android.
Entertainment Network India Limited (ENIL), popularly known as Mirchi, owns 73 frequencies and is advertising partner for another 3, across 63 cities, making it India’s largest private FM radio broadcaster. 

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