inging reality show The Voice India Kids 2 has finally bid adieu. Assam girl Manashi Sahariah of coach Palak Muchhal's team took home the trophy Sunday night. She not only took home the winner's trophy but also a cheque of Rs. 25,00,000.
Manashi Sahariah fought for her spot with five other contestants--Shekinah Mukhiya, Guntaas Kaur, Mohammad Faazil, Shruti Goswami and Neelanjana Ray. Truly, the small town girl has made it big for herself.
After the win, the 11-year-old Manashi Sahariah said, "Firstly I would like to thank the people of my village who always believed in my talent and supported my dreams. Having said that, I am truly blessed to have mentored under the guidance of Coach Palak Muchhal because not only did she invest time and energy in me, she truly inspired me in my journey. The Voice India Kids has given me a reason to believe that talent finds its due platform. I have gained a lot on from this stage friendship, love, respect and a teacher whom I will always treasure."
Aged between 7- 14 years, the contestants were tested on the power of their 'voice' by convincing the coaches to root for them. The musical journey was judged by - ace singer and music director--Himesh Reshammiya; the ever-smiling and inimitable singer Shaan; and the youngest coach--Palak Muchhal.
Happy and excited Palak said in a statement, "I am over the moon! Manashi has grown exponentially through the show right from the Blind Auditions to the Live round. Her journey was truly exceptional and has ability to inspire millions. I am extremely proud of her for winning this title and I wish her all the very best for a melodious future. Having said that, each child who participated in The Voice Kids is a winner because it takes a lot of courage and confidence to pursue your passion and all these kids are exceptionally talented. The show has in its true sense raised the bar in the singing reality genre."
Coach Himesh Reshammiya said, "Manashi winning The Voice India Kids just proves that great talent can also come from a remote village of only 300 people. She has made all of us proud. She improved with every performance since she was first selected. She knew she was good but not at the top because the other singers were far better and gave great performances. But she worked really hard and her hard work has finally paid off. Manushi's success just proves that one should never give up on dreaming big."
Coach Shaan said, "Manashi was probably not much trained and her voice is raw when compared with the rest but she has a lot of potential. She is a fantastic performer; great singer and she has the passion to be successful."
The Voice India Kids 2 premiered on November 11, 2017. It was hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Nihar Gite.