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It’s the ultimate face-off

Foot-tapping numbers and hard-hitting dialogues marked the first grand finale of HT City Youth Nexus 2013.

delhi Updated: Apr 07, 2013 00:57 IST

After tough rounds of auditions, the finalists of the street play and rock band categories took on the stage at HT City Youth Nexus 2013 on Thursday. Held at Ram Lal Anand college, the event was supported by Fever Entertainment.

The day kicked off with Uprisers — the street play competition, where the final five teams brought up socially-relevant issues through their acts. The team from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce bagged the first position, while Gargi College was declared as the runners-up.

This was followed by Rockonova — the rock band contest, which saw five young rock bands from Delhi perform covers of popular songs and some originals too. Aayudh from Shaheed Bhagat Singh college won the contest, while the runners-up position went to Lafz-e-Dilli from Echelon Institute of Technology.

The jam session by DJ Sumit Sethi added to the frenzy, and the event concluded with sufi rock band Astitva’s performance that left the audience asking for more.

Winners
Manchtantra

The theatre society of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce impressed one and all with their act that was based on caste discrimination in the society. As the beats of the Djembe got stronger, the play reached its climax and got a roaring applause from the jury and the audience.

Aayudh
The rock band of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College blended Sufi notes with rock music, and beat the other four finalists. Their music was original and exceptional. The band presented sufi renditions in a vibrant and engaging manner. Owing to their power-packed lyrics and gripping numbers, they made their way to the top position in the competition.

Runners up
Members of Kshitij, the theatre society of Gargi College, based their act on atrocities on animals. Interesting use of props and expressions made their act a hit for all

Rock band Lafz-e-Dilli from Echelon Institute of Technology performed Kinna Sohna Tennu Rab Ne and won over the hearts of the jury and the crowd