Putting all speculations to rest, Ankon, from Barisal crowned as the winner of the 6th season of ‘Dion Chocolate-Channel i Khude Gaanraj’, at a gala event held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital on Friday.
Apart from the crown, the little kid also received cash prize of Tk 5 Lakh.
Oikkya from Thakurgaon’s announced the first runner-up and Chittagong’s Oishee was the second runner-up. They received cash prizes worth Tk 3 Lakh and 2 Lakh spectively.
All the winners will get study scholarships at Cambrian School and College as well as health insurances. In addition to that, three winners will have CD/DVDs released from Impress Audio Vision and will participate in various Channel i programmes.
“Please pray for me, I want to go a long way with singing as my career”, Ankon, sought prayers from everybody after receiving winning prize.
The sixth installment of this musical reality show paid tributes to the late singer, composer Lucky Akhand on the grand finale night.
The special attraction of last night’s ceremony was songs of Indian singer Mitali Mukherjee. She spell-bounds audience by singing her all time favourite songs like Ei Dunia Ekhon To Ar, Keno Asha Bedhe rakhi.
Samina Chowdhury and Kumar Bishwajit came up with patriotic song. Singers Sufi Mandal, Ankhi Alamgir, Shafiq Tuhin, Meher Afroz Shaon, Imran, Sharmin and Ashiq were perform with the top contestants.
A total of seven contestants have been picked up as finalists in the sixth season. They are- Pranto, Ankon, Oikko, Oishee, Tilottoma, Othi and Ishika.
The event was held at the Hall of Fame of Basundhara International Convention Center in the city on Friday.
Channel i’s Managing Director Faridur Reza Sagar and Chairman and Managing Director of AST Beverage Limited Mohammad Harunur Rashid delivered welcome speech at the programme.
The winners were announced by Shykh Seraj, Director and Message Head of Channel i.
The three champions will perform Live on musical show ‘Gaan-er Utsab’ on Channel i. Directed by Anannya Ruma, the show will be hosted by Mousumi Barua.
Apart from singing, the talented artists will share their stories behind becoming child stars. The show will air on 7th May, Sunday at 2:40 PM on Channel i.
Starting in 2008, ‘Khude Gaanraj’ has come a long way. Last year, ‘Khude Gaanraj’ concluded on September 11. Nuzhat Sabiha Pushpita was crowned as “Booster Enegergy Biscuit-Channel i Khude Gaanraj”, while Raya Sharmila Islam Rafti and Mahfuz Ahmed Mahin became the first and second runner up respectively.