Having been a fan of International music for the longest time, being at the McDowell’s No. 1 Karaoke World Championship 2013 Finale for West Zonal was a treat to the ears! ShockK at Bandra, the host location, couldn’t have been more perfect.
The event was judged by the multitalented Meiyang Chang and famous Bollywood singers Sonu Kakkar and Shruti Pathak. With participants singing beautiful classics through time was indeed surreal. From Advait, who got the evening rolling with his opening performance ‘Heaven’ by Bryan Adams to Nikita singing Voulez Vous by ABBA.
When a contestant sang ‘Man in the Mirror’, it was as if Michael Jackson had blessed him that night. With the crowd singing along with their hands up in the air, everyone felt the Moon Walker’s presence in the room. Frank Sinatra also came alive that night when two contestants sang his songs and even dressed up like him with his iconic hat!
The crowd swayed and danced to the voice of the singers. Some contestants went one step ahead and added a little jiggle to their performances for an extra edge. The judges seemed to have had a tough time choosing the 6 winners who would represent West Zonal but they did justice and chose the crème la crème. The winners who will represent West Zonal at the McDowell’s No. 1 Karaoke World Championships Finals are Nikita, Glynis, Siddharth, Pranav, Sagar and Chez.