- Other Judges who had high praises for talented LPU students are Salim Merchant, Neeti Mohan and Benny Dayal
- All of the four established judges bade unanimous standing ovation and classic admiration to both the LPU participants
- LPU student Shilpa Surroch was compared with famous American singer ‘Beyonce’
Lovely Professional University (LPU) students Paras Maan, who is pursuing MA Performing Arts (Music) first Year and Shilpa Surroch, who completed her B.Tech-CSE, have made LPU proud of them by winning unanimous commendations from all of the four judges including Shaan and Salim Merchant. Both the talented singers & LPU students are participating in the ‘&TV’ national competition ‘Voice India Season-2’. Famous singers Neeti Mohan and Benny Dayal are two other judges for the show. This first round of the singing reality show saw fabulous feed backs from the judges. Now, Paras will be further groomed by Salim Merchant; whereas, Shilpa is in the team of Benny for grooming & further competitions.
In one voice, all of the judges are considering LPU students as the perfect voices of India, who have added their own style to beautify the original songs. They shared that Paras did apt justice to famous bollywood singer Sukhwinder classic “Ramta Jogi” singing in all its originality. One of the judges compared Shilpa Surroch with established Hollywood singer and actor Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Shilpa also outdid famous Indian singers Usha Utthap & Sunidhi Chauhan in their genre. Shilpa had chosen her performance for the song “Inteha ho Gayi intezaar Kee”. Encouraging the talented competing students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal wished them to be the latest singing sensation of the country.
Shilpa, who belongs to Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, always shares: “I had never gone for any of the music classes initially; however, my in born talent was identified at LPU while pursuing poles apart engineering programme-B Tech CSE from the field of music. At LPU, I got a chance to compete at Association of Indian Universities’ national level competition among 600 universities, where I won gold medals in both solo and group singing. After this I never looked back and is on and on in this field with singing for both Hollywood and Bollywood. I can sing in Hindi, English, Spanish, Punjabi, and my native language Dogri. I have very high words for my alma mater by inspiration and support of which I am achieving success after success.” Similarly, Paras from Jalandhar feels that LPU has empowered him to live life of his aspirations. He has all praises for his teachers at the Performing Arts Department of LPU and his parents.