In what turned out to be an intense, nail-biting finale, Teriya Magar was voted the winner of the third season of Dance India Dance L’il Masters by millions of viewers from across the nation.
The grand finale was held at Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, on Saturday. Bollywood’s latest heart throb Varun Dhawan was the star attraction at the glitzy evening, who enthralled the audiences with his power-packed performance to a medley of his songs such as Tera Hero Idhar Hai, Saturday Saturday, Disco Diwane and Radha. Grandmaster Mithun Chakraborty and the judges of the show, Geeta Kapoor and Ahmed Khan presented the coveted trophy to the proud winner.
Other highlights of the evening were some jaw-dropping acts by the extraordinary dancing talents from within the DID family — Prince, Dharmesh and L’il Masters from the previous seasons, Rohan, Tanay, Om, and Saumya.
Congratulating the winner, Grandmaster Mithun said, “My heartiest congratulations to Teriya. Mentored by able skippers, the children presented acts one could never have imagined children to be capable of delivering. Having worked on the constructive feedback by the masters, the L’il Masters approached the platform with the right attitude and mindset. My best wishes to all the finalists for their future endeavors.”
On winning the trophy this season, skipper Omkar Shinde said, “We gave our best to each performance. My aim was to focus on Teriya’s overall grooming to make her a well-rounded, versatile dancer rather than excelling in only one form which is considered her forte. As Teriya’s skipper, I am proud that she has received an overwhelming response from everyone alike. Her passion and unwavering dedication for dance have got her this far. Teriya truly embodies the spirit of bachagiri!”
Eleven-year-old Teriya from Rudrapur, Nepal, took the judges by surprise with her flawless Bollywood performances and lovely expressions when she first set foot on the stage. This powerhouse performer wowed audiences with her precision and unfaltering passion for dance. From contemporary, Indo Salsa, Hip Hop, Teriya has proved that she was one of the most versatile dancers on the stage.
Sharing her excitement upon winning the finale, Teriya said, “I am extremely happy to win this trophy. It is like a dream come true for me to perform on the stage of DID L’il Masters and emerge as a winner. Masters and audiences have been really supportive and have appreciated my performances. My skipper, Omkar has worked hard on me throughout the season, which has helped me learn a variety of new dance forms and evolve as a dancer.”
The winner of this seaon of the show on Zee TV, walked away with a cheque of Rs 10 lakh along with the coveted KB3 cup.