His soulful rendition of romantic tracks such as 'Pehla Nasha', 'Kesariya' and 'Koi Mil Gaya' not only impressed the judges but also the special guests, including Bollywood actresses of the yesteryear such as Padmini Kolhapure and Poonam Dhillon.
Mani and Sayisha were declared first and second runner-up, respectively. The show, which premiered on April 23, was judged by Alka Yagnik, Himesh Reshammiya and Javed Ali. It provided a platform to 15 contestants aged seven to 15 years to show their talent.
The young talents were mentored by Salman Ali ('Indian Idol 10' winner), Pawandeep Rajan ('Indian Idol 12' winner), Arunita Kanjilal ('Indian Idol 12' first runner-up) and Sayli Kamble ('Indian Idol 12' second runner-up) and Mohammad Danish ('Indian Idol 12' third runner-up).
Music maestro Anand also graced the show as special judges for the grand finale along with him the evening also saw popular singers Shabbir Kumar, Sonu Kakkar and Bhumi Trivedi.
Apart from sizzling performance by the contestants, the fun banter by Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa, who were co-hosting the grand finale with Aditya Narayan had added more to the entertainment quotient of the show. Furthermore, best friends and veteran actresses Poonam and Padmini accompanied the contestant Aryananda R. Babu from Calicut to perform the famous track picturised on Poonam 'Chori chori koi aaye' from her 1979 film 'Noorie' opposite Farooq Shaikh.
Winner of the show Mohammad Faiz, who was from the team of captain Arunita called 'Arunita Ke Ajoobe' expressed his excitement saying: "Being on 'Superstar Singer 2' is an achievement by itself. When I gave the auditions, never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would not only be in the TOP 6 but also win the coveted trophy. I am unable to describe this feeling in words, it's so surreal. It still feels like a dream to me."
Himesh also congratulated the winner, saying: "Faiz has been a complete rockstar right from the beginning and has consistently given his best. I am very proud of Faiz.
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