The contest ran for 5 weeks in Bangalore where 2 of the best singers of the night were picked every Wednesday (Opus, Palace Road) from 26th May '10 onwards AND every alternate Friday (Opus in the Creek, Brookefields) from 4th June '10. These qualifiers then battled it out in 2 special Semi Final rounds to ultimately reach the finals.
Also, for the second year, KroaKING went national. City rounds were conducted in Bombay, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad, apart from Bangalore. The top one or two singers from each city were flown into Bangalore for the finals.
The final’s song categories were songs by The Beatles in the first round and inspirational/gospel songs for the second round. The judging panel consisted of three giants from the music industry: Sridhar Subramaniam (head of SONY BMD, India), Ashutosh Phatak (Blue Frog, Mumbai) and front lady of the iconic Skinny Alley and Pink Noize, Jay Singh, who were, all in all a very impressed bunch that night.
For the first time, the KroaKING battle was completely dominated by our out-station participants. Bombay took the lead with winner Sanam Puri and 1st runner up, (wild card entry) Ashwin Thomas, also from Bombay. Roshan Thomas from Chennai took third place.
Congratulations to all our fabulous singers! Hopefully Season 6 will see more of Bangalore in three top 3 in. Stay tuned.