History repeats itself with 'Suron Ka Big B' Hemant Brijwasi lifting the winner's trophy on India's first LIVE singing show 'Rising Star 2 Grand Finale' and Rohanpreet Singh standing 2nd as both of them on different singing reality shows as kids a decade ago earned the same positions on Finale.
Mathura boy Hemant Brijwasi lifts 'Rising Star 2' trophy, beats Rohanpreet Singh (Pic: Colors)
Yes, this wasn't the first time these two of the most popular 'Rising Star 2' contestants have shown their singing skills on a television reality show and they were both seen in two shows each separately while together on one almost a decade ago in their childhood.
In 2009, Hemant as a mere 9 year old, was competing against 12 other contestants in the third season of Zee TV's famous 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs' and went on to win it. Everyone's current favorite from 'Rising Star 2', the Mathura boy then too left all mesmerized with his flawless singing ability including the judges Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Alka Yagnik. The guest on one of the episodes(below) Manoj Tiwari had said that he watches this show because of the little wonder Hemant while Alka Yagnik had bowed down for the boy.
Right after this show ended, Hemant was also the part of another special installment of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' that had the participants from previous seasons that included Rohanpreet Singh.
23 year old Rohanpreet as a kid had first participated in 2007's 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International' and the then 12 yr old child Patiala boy lost to the winning title in the finale as Anamika Choudhari lifted the trophy in the Grand Finale.
A year later, Rohan was back on TV for the second time before Hemant entered any reality show and it was another show by Zee TV called 'Ek Se Badhkar Ek - Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka' that was premiered in September 2008.
Then 13 yr old Rohan stood at 3rd position that time along with his partner Chinky, losing yet again to the winner jodi, the second time as a child. Ayush Tandon/Vasundhara Raturi were the winners while runner ups were his previous show's rival Anamika Choudhari with her partner Adrita Das.
This show wrapped in January 2009 and 6 months later arrived 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mega Challenge' in July 2009. The show was made to celebrate the 1000th episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. This was a team competition and the previous shows' winners were brought on board to give each other a tough fight. 12 yr old Rohan, the runner up from two previous seasons and Hemant, the winner of one, were among the 24 contestants on the show and both of them with their respective teams lost in the Grand Finale unable to even be the runner ups.
The show was won by Captain Vaishali Made & her team Kaushik Deshpande, Rohit Raut and 1st Runner ups were Captain Abhijit Ghoshal and his team Keka Ghoshal, Sanchita Bhattacharya.
While this was the last time Rohan was seen on Tv before entering 'Rising Star 2', Hemant on the other hand joined Star Plus'Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar 2' in 2012. Then 14 year old Hemant, was surprisingly eliminated much earlier whereas the show's winner was Mohammed Irfan(Irfan Ali) with Sreeram and Akanksha Sharma securing the 1st and the 2nd runner up positions respectively in the Grand Finale.
While you may have already read about Hemant's earlier win as a child, Filmy Monkey is the first to bring this unknown fact to you that the Top 2 of 'Rising Star 2' indeed were battling for the second time for a show's title and also have been part of two singing reality shows each in their childhood a decade ago.
The old rivals Hemant-Rohan however did share a good camaraderie on 'Rising Star 2' and the former has already crooned a song along with co-contestant jodi Akhtar Brothers for Diljit Dosanjh's upcoming film 'Soorma' that is composed by show's judge-musician Shankar Mahadevan.
We wish both Rohan and Hemant a successful career ahead!
'Rising Star 2' winner Hemant Brijwasi and the runner up Rohanpreet Singh as Kids on other reality shows years ago
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