Despite the global pandemic, Smule Mirchi Cover Star witnessed an overwhelming response, clocking in over 50,000 entries across metros and niche markets in India. This process was made extremely convenient and user-friendly with the help of Smule, the social singing app, which had a specially curated playlist and easy navigation for singers to send in their entries from anywhere at any time with just one click. The Top 10 contestants then gathered audiences to jam with them on the Smule app to create a musical experience. Each participant generated points on parameters like Sur, Taal, Harkat and Andaaz. Based on the engagement on the app, Top 5 contestants were selected along with one wild card entry to compete with each other at the grand finale. After a nail-biting finale, judges – Meet Bros, Kanika Kapoor, Neeti Mohan and Harshdeep Kaur gave Bollywood and the Indian audiences a new coveted artist.
In a never-seen-before musical showdown, the finalists – Rutuja Pande from Chennai, Sahana DN from Bengaluru, Neha Sachan from Hyderbadad, Chirag Chopra from Lucknow, Hrishikesh Subramonian from Trivandrum and the first ever wild card entry winner Saurabh Sachin Narsikar from Aurangabad went head-on with each other to battle their way to become the Smule Mirchi cover star winner. Chirag Chopra not only won the coveted title but also won a number of exciting prizes – a prize money of INR 3 lakhs along with an opportunity to be featured in an all new cinematic music video with a well-reputed music label, which will kick start his promising career. Furthermore, he will be personally mentored by Meet Bros to perform live at this year’s Mirchi Music Awards, India’s leading music awards.