The audience have given a mixed response to the result of Super Singer Junior 5. Prithika won the title, while Bhawin and Gowri ended up in the second and third places, respectively.
The curtains for the fifth season of Super Singer Junior was dropped on Saturday, June 17, with the grand finale being held at DB Jain College in Chennai. Five talented singers -- Prithika, Gowri, Monika, Bhawin and Dhanush -- had entered the last stage of the show aired on Vijay TV (Star Vijay).
In the end, Prithika emerged victorious with a huge number of viewers' votes coming her way. She got over 6 lakh votes from the audience, thereby helping her to lift the trophy. She has walked away with a trophy along with a flat worth Rs 40 lakh.
Bhawin was presented Rs 5 lakh car for ending up in the second place, while Gowri was given gifts worth Rs 3 lakh.
Popular singers like Ananth Vaidyanathan, Mano, Chithra and Malgudi Subha were the judges of Super Singer Junior 5, which is hosted by Bhavana and Ma Ka Pa Anand. Sivakarthikeyan and Shankar Mahadevan were the special guests of the grand finale.
Super Singer 5 had kicked-off in November 2016. The audition was started at YMCA grounds, Nandhanam, Chennai. Diwakar, Srinivas, Anand Aravindakshan, Pragathi, Shravan, Shenbagaraj, Pravin Saivi, Vaishali, Madhumitha, Abhay Jodhpurkar and Rita along with popular Super Singer stars as the judges of the audition.
Like every season, the age group for participants remained six to 14 years. Among the lot, who were selected in the audition, Prithika (13), Gowri (14), Monika (12), Bhawin (14) and Dhanush (13) have successfully made it to the finale.
The winner of Super Singer Junior 5 was 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.
However, the result, as always, have been met with mixed response. Below, we bring to you selected few comments made by the fans on Twitter.
Vignesh MDB: @vijaytelevision Highly dispntd with the results strdy.Totally unfair.#SSJ Gowri & bhawin deserves a lot.
Pree: Gowri and Bavin are real talents They have a long way to go in life. Wish to see them as singer in films. #SSJ
Thana Singam: @vijaytelevision stupid TV..Please stop #SSJ series after this. You failed young talents. Bhavin and Gowri are the deserving champions!
Vivek: Only when #VijayTV stops airing the #SSJ participant's background on their financial woes, then will the rightful will win it.
ReDevilSasi: Disgraceful act by VijayTV for not selecting a deserving winners; Bavin or Gowri. Always drama and fakeness in this channel.Best gets 2nd 3rd place while worst is the champion. Well done VijayTV. Another wonderful drama by disgraceful VijayTV. #VijayTV #ssj
Nalinija: How ridiculous it is dat d least impressive singer wins d title, n d best n talented 1s lose! @vijaytelevision #SSJ #NipponSSJ #GrandFinale