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Day 3 at Hindu’s Mecca ended with Vishal-Shekhar concert; western dance and A cappella competitions held

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The third day of Mecca 2015 witnessed the A cappella competition with a total of six colleges participating. St. Stephens’ team, Sound Machine, gave the first performance followed by Gargi College who performed the song ‘Pass me that Jazz’ by The Real Group. The third performance was by Lady Shri Ram on two numbers, ‘Misty’ and ‘Jailer’, next came Jesus and Mary College performing a medley of songs. The fifth slot was taken by Sri Venkateswara College who performed two songs – Nature Boy by the Real Group and Mary by Take 6. The final performance was by Miranda House College who again performed a mix of two songs one of which was their own creation.

The event was judged by Chayan Adhikari, singer of Advaita and Nisa Shetty, alumnus of Hindu College and now a singer, song writer and performer. The first place was awarded to Lady Shri Ram College, second place to St. Stephens and the third prize was given to Sri Venkateswara College.

The A cappella competition was followed by Mecca Idol, a karaoke competition between individual students from different colleges.A total of 9 participants were part of the event and it was judged by Jagtinder Singh, a semi finalist of India’s Got Talent and lead vocalist of the band, Mrigya. From Kailash Kher’s ‘Saiyan’ to the latest hits like ‘Aa zaara,’ the participants sure won over the crowd.

The event ended with the Indian Music Society of Hindu College, Alankaar, giving a group performance and the judge himself singing a verse. The winner of the competition came to be Arundhati.

In the Western Dance Competition, Mecca saw some of the most popular dance societies of Delhi University perform on a plethora of songs ranging from popular to contemporary songs. Hans Raj Colleges’s western dance society, Oorja won the First prize and SGGSCC was adjudged the first runner up.

Day 3 of Mecca ended with a mesmerizing performance by the music directing duo Vishal-Shekhar. Popular for several Bollywood features like Salam Namaste and Jhankar Beats, they performed on some of their most celebrated songs, like ‘Velle’, ‘Zehnaseeb’, ‘Balam Pichkari’, ‘Chhammak Chhallo’, ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘I hate love stories,’ etc. They kept a steady interaction with the crowd and gave them all a supremely energetic performance.

Writers: Isheeta Sharma, Surbhi Arora, Ayesha Sareen

Photographers: Kashish Madan, Chirag Sharma, Abhay Makhija

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