India’s most popular dancing reality show, Dance India Dance, began with its 3rd Season on December, 2011. Hosted by everybody’s favourite, Jay Bhanushali along with the lovely, Saumya Tandon, the show witnessed fierce competition among the participants who performed on a variety of dance styles.
Lakhs of dancers participated in the auditions only to be eliminated at various stages of the auditions. The chosen 18 were divided among the 3 groups, headed by the judges. The 3 groups of Dance India Dance Season 3 were: Remo Ke Rangeeley (with Remo D’Souza as the skipper), Geeta Ki Gang (with Geeta Kapoor as the skipper) and Terrence ki Toli (with Terrence Lewis as the skipper). Dancing superstar, Mithun Chakraborty chaired the competition as the grand-master.
Winner of Dance India Dance 3
A hip-hop enthusiast, she was passionate about dance. Rajasmita successfully made her hometown, Rourkela famous as she walked away with the Winner’s Trophy.
Second Runner-Up of Dance India Dance Season 3
Pradeep Gurung, a professional dancer from Nepal who stays in Guwahati was judge, Terrence Lewis’ favourite. He came second in Dance India Dance Season 3. Unsupported by his family for his dancing, Pradeep struggled to get an opportunity to dance in the competition. He got selected at the Kolkata auditions. There was no turning back after that. Though he lost the competition, he won the hearts of many with his moves in contemporary, hip-hop and jazz dancing.
Wildcard and the Second Runner-Up
The name of Raghav Juyal, who went by the strange stage-name ‘Crockroaxz’, deserves a special mention. Raghav who failed to enter the top 18, was inducted as a wild-card entry by grandmaster, Mithun Chakraborty. He enthralled the audience with his characteristic slow-motion moves and original hip-hop styles.
Raghav did not have any formal training in dance. He learned his moves from watching videos on the Internet and TV. He was admired by guest judge, Farah Khan who fondly called him the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. After Season 3, Raghav was invited as a skipper for Dance India Dance Li’l Masters Season 2 and 3; DID Superkids; and DID Supermoms.
An Enthralling Experience
Like always, Dance India Dance Season 3 proved to be a huge-success in terms of TRP ratings and turned out to be an entertaining season for the audience.