The finale of Rising Star begins with the finalist Diwakar crooning Nagada Nagada from Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan's Jab We Met. Moving on, judge Shankar Mahadevan sings his song Mourya Re from Shah Rukh Khan's Don. With this, the grand finale of Rising Star officially begins. Aditya Narayan takes over the stage and has an interesting conversation with the judges- Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh and Neeti Mohan, acting like his dad. Udit Narayan makes an appearance and he acts as his son Aditya.
Diwakar Sharma from Delhi is the first one to perform. Before he takes over the stage, the finalist is given a tribute as the makers showcase his journey from birth to Rising Star with a special act. Diwakar's father gets teary-eyed watching the act. He thanks everyone for supporting his son and making him help reach Rising Star 3's finale.
Diwakar croons Bulleya from Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). He gets 91 per cent votes from people. Impressed by Diwakar's performance, the judges do the 'tutari' dance. Moving on, Aditya Narayan makes a special mention for the ones who religiously followed the show.
Next, a clip featuring finalists Diwakar and Sanjay's best moments from the show is played. In the video, the duo takes a vow to be in touch with each other after the grand finale of Rising Star.
Diwakar's BFF and finalist Sanjay Satish from Calicut performs. A special act showcasing his Rising Star journey leaves everyone emotional. Sanjay's parents express how they feel seeing their son in the finale. Sanjay Satish croons Vande Mataram. He receives 90 per cent votes from people. The judges are highly impressed with his act and do the tutari dance for him as well. Udit Narayan dedicates a song for Sanjay.
Shankar Mahadevan and Udit Narayan perform a medley. Abhishek Saraf from Solapur performs next. His father appeals to India to vote for his son. Abhishek sings Alvida by KK and Pritam Chakraborty from Life In A Metro. However, he fails to score more than 91% and he is eliminated.
The grand finale continues with a fantastic performance by Udit Narayan and Neeti Mohan. Diwakar Sharma makes it to Rising Star 3's Top 2. Aftab Singh from Punjab performs and he is under pressure as he needs to beat Diwakar's score to make it to Top 2. The teenager breaks down watching his journey on the show.
Aftab croons Aahun Aahun from Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone's Love Aaj Kal. Aftab scores 90% and there's a tie between Sanjay Satish and him. Diljit Dosanjh makes a special request to let both Sanjay and Aftab enter the final round. Both make it to the final round.
Sanjay Satish gears up for his final performance. The 25-year-old sings Jhoom Barabar Jhoom's title track and set the stage on fire. He sets a target of 77 per cent for the contenders. Hemant Brijwasi, the winner of Rising Star 2, dedicates a song for the Top 3 finalists and the track is Kar Har Maidan Fateh from Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju. Udit Narayan croons his iconic track Papa Kehte Hai.
Diwakar Sharma leaves everyone impressed as she sings Ramta Jogi by Sukhwinder Singh. He manages to beat Sanjay's score and receives 82 per cent of votes. Sanjay Satish is out of the finale race. Now, it is Diwakar and Aftab for Top 2.
Aftab croons Tharki Chokro, scores 89 per cent and becomes the winner of Rising Star 3.
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