Rising Star 2 semi finale: Akhtar Brothers’ elimination shocks Alia Bhatt and the judges; Rohanpreet and Zaid Ali go through to the finale

Today’s episode of Rising Star 2 semi finale, started with the anthem of the reality show, which was crooned by Shankar Mahadevan, Monali Thakur and Diljit Dosanjh. Alia Bhatt arrived as the special judge, who came to promote her upcoming film Raazi. Her Udta Punjab co-star Diljit Dosanjh welcomed her with Ik Kudi song.

Soon the episode started with the first contestant Zaid Ali, who crooned Kailash Kher’s popular track Teri Deewani, he didn’t only impress the audience but also the judges. Apart from getting a standing ovation, he also got Tutari from Shankar Mahadevan. He got 88 percent of votes. (Also Read: [INSIDE VIDEOS] Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor set the stage on fire with their electrifying dance moves at a wedding in London)

To make the game more lively, host Ravi Dubey played a game which funny and entertaining.

Second contestant Chetan Brijwasi crooned the energetic track Afghan Jalebi. Despite giving an entertaining, the singer got 68 percent votes. Chetan has now sat on a red chair. Special guest Alia Bhatt also recited a heart-touching poem on mother, which literally made everyone emotional.

Next contestant Vishnumaya sang the romantic number Bairi Piya from Devdas with minute detailing and full conviction. She became the third finalist with 88 percent of votes after Hemant Brijwasi and Zaid Ali. Shankar Mahadevan welcomed her as a finalist with enthusiastic Tutari. Alia Bhatt crooned Gali Mein Aaj Chand Nikla for the eliminated contestant Chetan Brijwasi and won our hearts.

Finalists Hemant Brijwasi along with Rohanpreet and Akhtar Brothers gave a special tribute to Alia Bhatt by crooning her popular tracks.

Rohanpreet sang the beautiful track Tum Hi Ho and received 89 percent of votes.

Alia Bhatt and Shankar Mahadevan unveils the first song of Raazi titled Ae Watan and performed in front of the audience.

The last contestant Akhtar Brothers crooned the rocking track Barso Yaaro from London Dreams. Despite receiving standing ovation and Tutari, Akhtar Brothers eliminated from the show with 79 percent of votes. Their elimination didn’t only shocked the judges but also Alia Bhatt. So the final four are Rohanpreet, Vishnumaya, Zaid Ali and Hemant Brijwasi. Let’s see who wins the title tomorrow.