An Indya source claims, "This week, pop legend Usha Uthup will be taking the place of Alka Yagnik. Ushaji was so enthralled by Nitin Kumar that she decided to give him a special prize. Nitin, who has carved a niche in the show as a devotional singer, proved that he is a versatile singer and can perform any song with lan post his stupendous performance on the song Chaiya Chaiya from the movie Dil Se. Usha Uthup was so happy after Nitin's performance that she presented him with a tambourine, her most prized musical instrument which she has been playing since childhood. Ushaji being her spontaneous vivacious self asked the band to keep playing while she taught Nitin how to play the tambourine and sang along with Nitin. He struggled at first but soon picked it up and showed signs of mastering the instrument. Apart from Nitin Kumar, Ushaji was in tears when she heard Himachal's Sanjana Bhola rendition of Koi yehan yehan nache nache."
Usha Uthup says, "It is a great pleasure to be a part of this show. I am so happy to see so much young talent present in our country and this tambourine (khanjani) is very close to my heart. I have been using it since the past 42 years. I generally would never have parted with my tambourine but Nitin sang so well that I just had to give it to him and I know he will treasure it as much as I have!"
Further about Sanjana's voice, she states, "I had to struggle a lot in the industry in those days because of my tonal quality. Musicians preferred singers with soft melodious voices. But there weren't any compositions for singers with my kind of voice. Sanjana today reminded me of my younger days as her voice quality is quite similar to mine. I want to congratulate Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs
for promoting such kids and giving them this coveted platform to showcase their talent."
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