Eliminations started this weekend on Indian Idol 12 after multiple power-play rounds and shockingly it was Anjali Gaikwad, the youngest contestant on the show to get eliminated first.
Anjali and Shanmukha Priya were the two singers who were in the bottom two and everyone expected it to be Shanmukha to go first. It is because the singer, known for her special yodeling, had been receiving flak for bad singing and making unwanted additions and modifications to famous Bollywood songs.
However, when the host of Indian Idol 12, Aditya Narayan announced that it would be the Maharashtrian singer to leave the show, everyone was shocked. Netizens who were slamming Shanmukha as well as other singers like Mohammad Danish felt disappointed with this elimination and poured their outrage on social media.
A user wrote, “One of the finest classical singer #AnjaliGaikWad has been eliminated from #IndianIdol2021. This is really disgusting that the show prefers yodeling over classical music.”
Another user wrote, “One of the finest and melodious contestant ever has been eliminated and SNP is saved. Like wtf are fr? Who even is liking her ruining all the songs and her shit yodeling everytime? You’ll have a great future ahead Anjali. This show is pure biased. #IndianIdol2021.”
One of the finest and melodious contestant ever has been eliminated and SNP is saved. Like wtf are you fr? Who even is liking her ruining all the songs and her shit yodeling everytime? You'll have a great future ahead Anjali. This show is pure biased.#IndianIdol2021 pic.twitter.com/9OR3JiuHZ6— s e r e n d i p i t y 🌿 (@ilsvxjk) June 6, 2021
Earlier, Anjali Gaikwad mesmerised Zeenat Aman who was the guest on last night’s Indian Idol 12 episode with her rendition of 'Bhor Bhaye Panghat Pe' from Raj Kapoor’s movie “Satyam Shivam Sundaram.”
The yesteryear superstar said that she wondered how a young girl like Anjali can sing a difficult song with such ease.
Shanmukha Priya sang Zeenatji’s “Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko” which was appreciated by the Bollywood actress, but did not go down well with the audience.
Today SNP ruined this masterpiece song Chura liya hain tumne jo dil ko. My head literally started aching after listening to her shitty version. Sorry Asha Bhosle Mam you had to hear this. Today I was just like :#IndianIdol2021 pic.twitter.com/iToKQjMdME— s e r e n d i p i t y 🌿 (@ilsvxjk) June 6, 2021
I mute my tv when #ShanmukhaPriya— Tamanna (@TamannaLalwani) June 6, 2021
comes to sing. Sorry cant witness old pure melodies getting ruined. Seriously you think SMP deserves more than Anjali. Please sony channel bring back #AnjaliGaikWad#IndianIdol2021 pic.twitter.com/gC1RxBTO6B
#indianidol12 #IndianIdol2021 @indian_idol12 this girl really messed up and screwed up the beautiful song " Churaliya hain tumne " Why bring those legends like #zeenathaman and insult the song by messing it. Please don't do this.. These songs have #memories of many... #letgoff pic.twitter.com/SgDGS0wVu0— A Beautiful Morning! (@anushakarnad) June 6, 2021
Other singers who entertained the judges and the guest on Indian Idol 12 yesterday include Sawai Bhatt, Pawandeep, Sayli Kamble, Arunita Kanjilal, and Ashish Kulkarni.