'Super Singer 5' grand finale live update: Anand Krishnan wins the title
'Super Singer 5' grand finale live update: Anand Krishnan wins the title

Anand Krishnan won the "Super Singer 5" title and Faridha ended up in the second place. While the winner was awarded an apartment worth Rs 70 lakh, the first-runner up walked away with Rs 10 lakh. 

Rajaganapathy won the Judges' Choice of the day Award and was declared the second runner-up of the Tamil reality show. The grand finale of "Super Singer 5" was held Friday, March 18, at DB Jain College, Thuraipakkam, Chennai.

Faridha, Rajaganapathy, Siyad, Anand Krishnan and Lakshmi Pradeep were the five top contestants, who were in the race to lift the trophy.  All the five contestants performed well but in the end it was Anand Krishnan, who had the last laugh. 

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Faridha, Rajaganapathy and Siyad are direct finalists, while Anand Aravindakrishnan and Lakshmi Pradeep are wild-card entrants. All the five will be a part of two free-style rounds in the grand finale and will be performing with pianist-cum-composer Stephen Devassy.

The Finalists:
Faridha M 
Fareedha is well versed in classical forms of music and she is the first direct finalist of "Super Singer 5."
Rajaganapathy is a carnatic singer and won the Most Progressive Singer Award. He has sung well throughout the show.
Siyad K
Siyad is good in classical, folk and western genres and received the Soulful Singer Award.
Anand Krishnan
Anand is a rising star and received Creative Singer Award.
Lakshmi Pradeep
Lakshmi Pradeep has performed consistently in the reality show and is good in all the genres. She received the Expressive Singer Award.

Musicians Sid Sriram, Gana Bala, and Sean Roldan will be thrilling the audience with their performance in the grand finale of "Super Singer 5."

The winner of "Super Singer 5" will be declared based on the judges' decision and the audience votes. People can vote for their favourite singer on the official website of the reality show and the voting lines are open till the second round of the grand finale.

Where to Watch the Grand Finale online?
The grand finale of Super Singer season 5 will begin at 6 p.m. The audience can click the link to watch the grand finale online.

Live Updates:
Find the live updates of the show here:

12:45 p.m. - Music composer Santhosh Narayanan has promised that Anand and Faridha will be given a chance to sing in his upcoming project. 

12:41 p.m. - And finally, the title winner of Super Singer season 5 goes to Anand Krishnan. 

12:40 p.m. - Faridha has been selected as the first runner-up of the reality show and is given Rs 10 lakh.

12: 30 p.m. - Rajaganapathy become the judges' choice of the day with 746 marks. 

12: 25 p.m. - Lakshmi wins the fourth prize and is awarded Rs 3 lakh.

12: 24 p.m. - Siyad is placed on the fifth position.

11: 45 p.m. : 10-year-old Lydian Nadhaswaram plays piano with Stephen Devassy.

11:30 p.m. - Sponsors of the reality show spoke during the event and congratulated the finalists.

11: 20 p.m. - Popular playback singer Benny Dayal is rocking the stage with a fusion performance. 

11:00 p.m. - Singer Gana Bala performed during the show.

10: 44 p.m. Sid Sriram sings the "Yeno Vaanilai Maruthe" and "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal" songs.

10:30 p.m. - Rapper Dinesh Kanagaratnam performs with Soumya, Priya and Niranjan.

10:18 p.m. - The voting lines will be closed soon.

Faridha - SS 02 | Siyad - SS 04 | Rajaganapathy - SS 03 | Anand - SS 05 | Lakshmi - SS 07

10: 27 p.m. - "You all did a good job, you all are super singers," said SPV Charan.

10:16 p.m. - All the contestants are done with their performance in the second round of the finale episode. The contestants were asked to come to the stage.

10:13 p.m. - The final performance of the day is by Faridha, who has selected the song "Sa Re Ga Me" from the superhit movie "Boys".

10:10 p.m. - Siyad's mermerising performance made every judges cry. "Siyad always makes me cry. Your voice is filled with feelings. I have told many times before that the song is always bigger than the singer and you have proved it again. You sung well and God bless you," said Usha Uthup.

10:05 p.m. - Siyad is performing on the floor.

10:00 p.m. - Rajaganapathy gets standing ovation from the judges for his powerful performance. Usha Uthup came to the stage to appreciate the talented singer.

9: 50 p.m. - After receiving good response for Anand's performance, Rajaganapathy is all set to enthral the audience in the second round.

9: 45 p.m. - Anand is performing in the second round of the finale episode.

9: 40 p.m. - "Amazing, amazing and rocking performance," judges say about Lakshmi's performance. 

9: 35 p.m. Lakshmi Pradeep is all set to rock the stage with her second performance.

9:30 p.m. - Stephen Devassy thanked Vijay TV for giving him a chance to perform during the grand finale episode. He also congratulated all the finalists of the show.

9: 25 p.m. - Audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Stephen Devassy and his team.

9:20 p.m. - Pianist-cum-composer Stephen Devassy is set to rock the stage with his performance. 

9:05 p.m. - Usha Uthup said Anand did a splendid performance.

9:00 p.m. - Anand Krishnan began performing a classical number.

8:55 p.m. - Lakshmi gets good comments from the judges.

8:49 p.m. - It's Lakshmi Pradeep's turn to enthral the audience.

8:40 p.m. - Siyad takes the stage for his performance.
8:33 p.m. - Raja Ganapathy mesmerises the audience with song.
8:25 p.m - Raja Ganapathy is the second finalist to perform.
8:16 p.m. - Faridha's song gets appreciated.
8:00 p.m. - First competitive performance begins with Faridha.
7:50 p.m. - Five finalists on stage now.

7:45 .m. - Makapa Anand, Priyanka Deshpande, and Bhavna Balakrishnan are hosting the show.
7:35 p.m. - The singers from the "Super Singer" family perform for "Sakti Kodu" number from "Baba."
7:30 p.m. - The anchors kick-start the grand finale of "Super Singer 5."
7:15 p.m. - The show is yet to commence.
6:15 p.m. - The stage is set for the grand finale.