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News |  23 Apr 2020 15:49 |  By RnMTeam

Fifth edition of VYRL Coverstar is back for Vishal Mishra's latest track Aaj Bhi

MUMBAI: After the mega success of its previous editions, VYRL brings to you the 5th edition of coverstar with Vishal Mishra’s latest release ‘Aaj Bhi’. VYRL Cover Star is a unique digital initiative by VYRL Originals that bridges between ambitious fans, aspiring to be artists with music stalwarts from the fraternity. The previous 4 editions of cover star saw astounding covers and received more than 10,000 entries. These editions have given fans an opportunity to perform in front of their music idols such as Mithoon, Asees Kaur, Mohit Suri, Vishal Mishra, Tanishk Bagchi, Arjun Kanungo, Lisa Mishra, Manoj Muntashir and give them a taste of the unexplored musical potential they possess!

This edition will be performed on Vishal Mishra’s latest release ‘Aaj Bhi’ which has already crossed more than 28 Million Video Views on YouTube in just a week and has garnered a lot of appreciation across fans and the industry. On, 16th of April 2020 the contest was made live and fans were called out to share their cover entries to take part. The participants from across the country will be judged by Vishal Mishra himself, who will go through all the covers and select 10 worthy winner.

This time around, the top 10 shortlisted winners will also get a chance to have their video cover released on the GAANA App and the finalist will get a chance be part of an online private session and, also get to perform in front of Vishal Mishra. Additionally, the winner of Aaj Bhi’s VYRL Coverstar will be gratified with an iPhone and handpicked shortlisted winner will get a chance for a special meet & greet (once the outbreak has been contained) and have a Jam session with Vishal Mishra.

Like its previous edition, VYRL Coverstar is supported by Gaana, the leading Indian streaming platform in the country. Red FM 93.5 who have extended their support for this initiative and Smule India, who will give an opportunity to their fans for this edition on their app.

To participate, record your cover of Aaj Bhi at least 30 secs long and upload (not story) your covers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Smule, Likee or TikTok. The participants must tag @vishalmishraofficial, @vyrloriginals, @gaana, @redfmofficial & @smulein and use the hashtag #VYRLCoverstar & #AajBhi for the entries.

Upon being asked about VYRL Coverstar, Vishal Mishra stated “I think VYRL Coverstar is one of the most beautiful opportunities a budding singer-songwriter can get. It's time now that we establish a system where anybody with talent can be represented in front of the artists. I think VYRL coverstar gives that beautiful opportunity to people who can use this platform to showcase their talent. This initiative all started with my previous track with VRYL Originals - Sajna Ve where I was the composer and singer-songwriter and I am so happy that it's happening for Aaj Bhi as well. We are receiving some amazing entries on Aaj Bhi and the no. of covers that have come so far has broken all the records. I believe this is a start of a new era, a New India where people with talent from anywhere in the country can be scouted and picked up. It's a beautiful opportunity that will act as a stepping-stone in the music Industry and help them grow. I am super exited, and I can't wait to see the outcome of this edition of VYRL Coverstar.”

Talking about the 5th edition of the VYRL Coverstar, Vinit Thakkar, Chief Operating Officer, Universal Music India & South Asia, said “We are in the middle of the most unprecedented crisis of recent times. During these challenging times, music plays a big role and has a healing effect. In our effort to bring audiences closer to the artist and music experiences we are glad to announce the 5th edition of VYRL Coverstar with our recent release 'Aaj Bhi' by the super talented Vishal Mishra. It is heartening to see that we have already started getting good quality entries even before the formal announcement. I am fairly confident that this the franchise will grow bigger this time with the support of our partners Gaana, Red FM and Smule.”