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Mathura singer Hemant Brijwasi wins 'Rising Star 2'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Brijwasi emerged the winner of live singing reality show "2" last night.

In the live voting show, the finale was among Vishnumaya, Zaid Ali, and

For the finale, sang soul-stirring song 'Alvida' from the film "Life in a Metro" and the 20-year-old aspiring was declared the winner with 88 per cent votes from the audience.

Rohanpreet and Vishnumaya were the first and second runner-ups, respectively.

"I am thrilled. The competition was tough this time. I am thankful to the viewers who voted for me and the judges who always supported and encouraged me," Hemant told

Hemant, who hails from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, took home a trophy and Rs 20 lakh as prize money.

The is not new to the reality He previously participated in and won "Li'l Champs" in 2009.

He has also been a part of "India's Got Talent".

"2" was judged by music composer-Shankar Mahadevan, and Diljit Dosanjh.

The programme, aired on Colors channel, was hosted by

In season two, the theme of the show was 'Uthao Soch Ki Deewar' and it showcased contestants from different walks of life who defy stereotypes and shatter prejudices to get on the stage.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 11:15 IST