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News |  12 Nov 2015 18:10 |  By RnMTeam

Digvijay Singh wins first round of #Fame æCloseup Web SingerÆ

MUMBAI: India’s first ever digital singing reality show #fame’s ‘Closeup Web Singer’, which launched a couple of months ago with Pritam as the main mentor, and Raghu Dixit, Benny Dayal, Aditi Singh Sharma and Monali Thakur as theme mentors, has announced its first winner. Digvijay Singh has been named winner of the contest’s first round. Interested participants were asked to send entries via email, website and on ground activities, which were then screened by industry music experts. Out of the top 15 semi-finalists, mentors picked their top six, which included Shruti Prakash, Purva Mantri, Varsha Tripathi, Mithilesh Pradhan, Tajinder Pradha and Digvijay Singh.

The competition is not over for Singh as yet. ‘Closeup Web Singer’ consists of five rounds and each round will have a winner. At the end of all the rounds, the five winners will be given different themes to compete against each other.

This, however, does put the 21-year-old from Ghaziabad, a step closer to the final battle. From rigorous rehearsals to striving hard to gain mastery and outshine others week after week, Singh, with his hard work and dedication has won the hearts of many. He will now move on to compete with winners of the other four rounds.

As per the information given by the ‘Closeup Web Singer’ team, Round One has reached out to over 12 million music lovers across India, and has received an overwhelming response with over 4 million views in on the internet.

Thrilled with excitement, Singh said, “I am extremely happy to win this round. The kind of appreciation and comments I have received has instilled confidence in me. I have already started preparing to compete with the other four finalists. This journey would not have been the same without the guidance and support of Pritam Sir. He inspires us every day with his dedication and talent. I would also like to thank #fame for giving me this incredible opportunity.”

Congratulating Singh on his victory, mentor Pritam said, “Digvijay has never ceased to amaze us with his singing talent right since the beginning. I look forward to see him in the grand finale and battle it out with the winners of the other rounds.”

Speaking on the success of round one, #fame CEO Saket Saurabh said, “We at #fame are committed to discovering and promoting the best emerging talent on the digital video platform. I am very excited with the number of entries for India’s first digital singing competition ‘Closeup Web Singer’ has got so far. We have engaged over 12 million audiences across more than 30 cities, giving these aspiring singers a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to shape their future in music industry.”

Round two of ‘Closeup Web Singer’ is expected to begin soon.