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Rising Star 3 finale highlights: Aftab Singh wins Colors reality show

Rising Star 3 winner: Aftab Singh took home the Rising star trophy and Rs 10 lakh.

Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: June 9, 2019 7:39:04 am
Rising Star season 3’s finale was telecast on Colors.

Punjab’s Aftab Singh on Saturday emerged as the winner of Rising Star season 3. Aftab took home the Rising star trophy and Rs 10 lakh. Diwakar Sharma was declared the first runner-up. He took home Rs 5 lakh.

The singing reality show aired for nearly three months. It premiered on March 16 earlier this year. The show was hosted by Bollywood playback singer Aditya Narayan. Music director-singer Shankar Mahadevan, singer Neeti Mohan and actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh were the judges on the show.

Amid the crowded musical reality show market, Rising Star distinguished itself due to its unique format.

The reality show followed the format of the Israeli singing competition HaKokhav HaBa in that audiences were able to vote for their favourite contestants through Voot even as the show was on air. The original Israeli version has also spawned adaptations in US, UK, Canada, Germany, Russia, Argentina, Hungarian, Greek, Indonesia among others.

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    23:37 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Meet the winner of Rising Star Season 3
    23:30 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Aftab Singh takes home Rising Star trophy and Rs 10 lakh

    Aftab Singh wins Rising Star 3 with a record-breaking 89% votes. The judges Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh and Neeti Mohan join him on the stage as he is handed the trophy and a cheque of Rs 10 lakh. Runner-up Diwakar Sharma also joins in the celebration.

    23:28 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Aftab Singh wins Rising Star Season 3

    Judge Diljit Dosanjh also urges the audience to vote for Aftab Singh. The youngest finalist chooses “Tharki Chokra” for his final act. He has already crossed 82% votes and will be the winner of the show. Seeing his score level reach 88%, judge Diljit Dosanjh couldn’t stop himself and joins Aftab Singh on the stage.

    23:18 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Will Aftab Singh garner more than 82% votes?

    The ever-smiling Aftab Singh takes his place on the Rising Star stage to perform for the very last time. He will have to garner more than 82% votes to win the show. As viewers log in to Voot to vote for the winner, Aftab thanks them for their support.

    23:07 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Sanjay Sateesh is out of Rising Star Season 3

    Diljit Dosanjh congratulates Sanjay Sateesh for his musical journey as he leaves the show. The judges appreciate his talent and wish him all the best. Once again, 12-year-old Aftab Singh is under pressure as his performance will decide who will be the ultimate winner of Rising Star 3. Who are you guys rooting for?

    23:06 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Diwakar Sharma garners 82% votes

    Diwakar Sharma not only raises the wall but garners 82% votes for his melodious performance. Will Aftab Singh manage to beat his score or will Diwakar win the show with this score? The judges once again give him a 'tutari' tribute.

    23:01 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Diwakar Sharma sings "Ramta jogi"

    The judges and his parents also urge the audience to vote for Diwakar Sharma and make him the winner. The visually impaired singer sings "Ramta jogi".

    22:58 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Will Diwakar Sharma get more than 76% votes?

    Tutari topper Diwakar Sharma will perform next. He appeals to the audience for votes and says he will give more than 100 percent in this act. He will sing behind the wall and will need more than 76% votes to reach the next level.

    22:57 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Udit Narayan sings "Papa Kehte Hai"

    Udit Narayan shares that he is upset only one will take home the trophy. According to him, all three - Abhishek, Diwakar and Aftab deserve to win. Adiya asks Udit to sing "Papa Kehte Hai" as a tribute to the supporting fathers of the finalists.

    22:54 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Hemant Brijwasi performs

    Rising Star 2 winner Hemant Brijwasi is here to perform and ease out the competitive mood. He sings “Kar Har Maidan Fateh” and dedicates it to the three finalists. Hitting the right notes, Hemant proves why India picked him as the winner last year.

    22:51 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Sanjay Sateesh gets 76% votes

    Junior 'Shankar Mahadevan' Sanjay Sateesh's powerful act gets him 76% votes. It would be tough for the other finalists Aftab Singh and Diwakar Sharma to beat the score.

    22:48 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Sanjay Sateesh croons “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom”

    Sanjay Sateesh's parents and best friend Diwakar Sharma pray hard as Sanjay croons “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom”.

    22:46 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Judges can no longer vote

    Sanjay Sateesh is all set to perform. The young boy thanks the audience for always supporting him. He urges the audience to continue voting for him. Diljit advises him to just have fun in his last performance. Also, in this round, judges won't have a chance to vote.

    22:45 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Sanjay, Diwakar and Aftab go to the next round

    Even after re-tallying the scores, host Aditya Narayan says they couldn't decide on who among Sanjay Sateesh and Aftab Singh will go to the next level. Judge Shankar Mahadevan requests the makers to allow all three to go for the next round.

    22:33 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Aftab Singh ties with Sanjay Sateesh

    It is getting interesting. 12-year-old Aftab Singh ties with Sanjay Sateesh on 90% votes. The judges are confused about what to do next. Diljit Dosanjh suggests that all three get an opportunity to go to the next level. Aditya asks for a break to tally the scores again.

    22:27 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Aftab Singh sings "Aahun Aahun"

    The young kid attempts popular song "Aahun Aahun" and gets the audience to dance on his electrifying performance. The numbers on his meter rise but will he manage to cross the 90% mark?

    22:26 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Aftab Singh thanks Rising Star

    Punjab's Aftab Singh is in tears as a video is showcased where Aditya Narayan took him shopping. The young boy comes from a humble background and he couldn't stop his tears thanking Rising Star for changing his life. His father also takes the opportunity to appeal for votes from the audience.

    22:21 (IST)08 Jun 2019
     Aditya Narayan promotes Choti Sarrdaarni

    Aditya Narayan is promoting another upcoming Colors show Choti Sarrdaarni.

    22:13 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    All eyes are on Aftab Singh

    All eyes are on 12-year-old Aftab Singh. Will he manage to beat Sanjay Sateesh's score to reach the next level or will he bow out of the competition with this performance?

    22:11 (IST)08 Jun 2019
    Aditya Narayan promotes Khatra Khatra Khatra

    Aditya Narayan now takes the opportunity to promote his show Khatra Khatra Khatra. The fun reality show that also stars Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa will air a special episode on Sunday. The episode will see an integration of Dance Deewane, that will launch on June 15. Judge Madhuri Dixit will perform a fun act with Bharti Singh in the 'dhamaka episode' tomorrow.

    Rising Star Season 3's finale will be telecast on Colors at 9 pm. If you are on the move and miss the episode, there is always Voot, Viacom 18's streaming service. The episode will be available to watch on Voot after it has been aired on Colors.