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Sangati Jogwar

Judges Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani, and Himesh Reshammiya yesterday finalized Indian Idol 12 Top 15 contestants. Earlier they thought that due to the corona pandemic very few singers will come forward to take part in the competition. However, the response has been very huge and as usual, the judges had a tough time selecting the top 14 as is the normal protocol.

Since they thought that one more contestant should be given a chance they finally settled on Indian Idol 12 Top 15. Here is the list of selected candidates:

1) Pawandeep Rajan
2) Shanmukha Priya
3) Ashish Kulkarni
4) Vaishnav Girish
5) Mohd Danish
6) Sawai Bhatt
7) Sireesha Bhagavatula
8) Sayli Kishor Kamble
9) Samyak Prasana
10) Nachiket Lele
11) Anjali Gaikwad
12) Arunita Kanjilal
13) Anushka Banerjee
14) Saahil Solanki
15) Nihal Tauro


Vishal Dadlani Was Awestruck By Indian Idol 12 Top 15's Nachiket Lele

Nachiket Lele who turned to music after completing his engineering surprised the judges with his versatility. In the first round, he impressed the judges singing Madan Mohan's classic 'Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho' by Rafi. And then in the theater round, he sang a completely different type of song-Phool gendawa an maro originally sung by Manna Dey.

Although the judges were impressed by this singing, they still did not give him the Golden Mike. Instead, when Nachiket revealed that he has been regularly doing Marathi theater acting and singing at the same time, they asked him to come on stage in that avatar.

After a brief period when Nachiket did come on the stage in navvari (a type of Maharashtrian saree), the judges were stunned. Furthermore, when he sang the pada of Bal Gandharva from a Marathi drama and recreated the magic of the music maestro, Vishal Dadlani was awestruck. The music composer just kept on clapping as he handed over the golden mike to him.


Almost all the performers sang beautifully to ensure their place in Indian Idol 12 Top 15. But Anjali Gaikwad and Sawai Bhatt need a special mention.

Both of them were an absolute delight and impressed the judges with their classical renditions.



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