Amazonians made history by showcasing their amazing talent in Amazon India’s first-ever virtual music talent hunt that culminated in a Grand Finale on June 19, 2020. The lockdown might have prevented us from meeting in person, but Amazonians spread positivity and cheer among colleagues with their music. Here are some highlights from Lockdown Legends 2020:

1. Overwhelming response from super-talented artists:

Who knew Amazonians were this talented? From rappers to beatboxers to singers to musicians of every kind, we were wowed as employees from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Pune sent in videos of them rocking and rolling under lockdown

Amazonians submitted their videos under 3 categories: Vocal Covers, Instrumental Covers and Original Compositions.

2. Amazon India votes:

Yes, that’s right! Thousands of Amazonians voted for their favorite videos from among 34 Finalists and the 10 highest voted artists were crowned Lockdown Legends!

3. Surprise mentoring session with a celebrity musician:

The 10 Legends were in for an astonishing treat – an exclusive virtual mentoring session with the one and only Benny Dayal! Benny shared great advice and detailed notes with each Legend to help them prepare their final performance for the Grand Finale.

4. The Lockdown Legends Grand Finale!

The virtual music talent hunt culminated in a first-of-its-kind event, the Lockdown Legends Grand Finale, which saw our 10 Lockdown Legends performing in new avatars. And the cherry on the cake? Benny Dayal and his band performed some of their biggest hits and really got Amazonians at home dancing to their beats.

5. Benny’s 3 Favorite Legends:

“I never expected the talent to be at such a high level, but you guys are amazing. Picking the Top 3 was a very difficult job for me,” said Benny Dayal. In yet another surprise element, Benny announced his 3 Favorite Legends at the Finale!

Take a look at who he finally picked:

Vocal Covers Category: John Niklas from Bangalore, for his beatboxing act

Instrumental Covers Category: Ashwin Kumar from Hyderabad, for his performance on the veena

Original Compositions Category: Shahbaz Khan from Bangalore, for his rap song

Benny’s 3 Favorites won cool Lockdown Legends trophies and certificates signed by Benny Dayal, along with an invitation to perform in Amazon India-wide events!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Lockdown Legends 2020 and made history.It’s still Day 1!