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Lata Mangeshkar to grace finals of Voice Of India

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Friday, November 23, 2007

As the grand finale of Amul Star Voice of India, the country's biggest music talent show dawns this weekend, the viewers will be privy to entertainment like never before. Ishmeet and Harshit, the finalists of the reality show will fight it out for the title of the VOICE OF INDIA, this Friday, 10.00 pm&Saturday, 9.00 pm (Nov. 23rd&24th), only on STAR PLUS !

Gracing the event with her presence, Lata Mangeshkar, the Legendary Nightingale and Melody Queen of India will present the winner's trophy. Joining her and pledging their support for the finalists will be a host of stars and celebrities from both Bollywood and Tellywood.

Commenting on the legendary singer's presence on the show, an overwhelmed Producer and Director of Amul Star Voice of India, Gajenderra Siingh, exclaimed, "It's a great honor since it has my life long ambition to have Lata Ji endorse the show. I've pursued her for nearly 12 years to come on my show. It's finally a dream come true! Despite her views on biased SMS voting by the public she has agreed to be a part of the event only because she strongly believes that the show upholds the traditions of true music. "

The elusive legendary singer and a keen follower of the show Lata Ji, confirmed that her family will be present on the evening of Grand Finale. And when quizzed about her personal favorite from amongst the two talented finalists - Ishmeet and Harshit , she smiled and added, "I'm so fond of both that I can't make a choice between them. "

Sharing the list of songs that she would like to hear on the eve of the Grand Finale from the two finalists, Lata Ji advised the boys to sing original compositions over pre-recorded Hindi film songs ssince that will give a true indication of their talent.

Thrilled to meet his idol and goddess Saraswati in person and a chance to interact with her for nearly two hours, Ishmeet emoted, "My heart is beating so fast… I still can't believe that she blessed us and gave us many tips to be better singers, better human beings, especially on how to handle fame and failure." "Her blessings are so precious. I'm so thrilled to have become a finalist or else I would never have had the good fortune of spending time with her", exclaimed Harshit.

So for all those musical fans waiting to grab their share of music, fun and entertainment, stay tuned and watch .A galaxy of stars - John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Boman Irrani, Vivek Agnihotri, Kunal and Gayatri Ganjawala and Kavita Krishnamurthy - join the musical wagon in celebrity special episode on ASVOI Friday, Nov. 23rd, 10.00 pm and,the two finalists-Ishmeet&Harshit battle it out to win the coveted title of VOICE OF INDIA- LIVE GRAND FINALE , Amul Star Voice Of India, Saturday, Nov.24th, 9.00 pm, only on STAR PLUS!

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