Indian Idol 12’s runner-up Arunita Kanjilal has won millions of hearts with her melodious performances on Sony’s music reality show. She not only received appreciation but Himesh Reshammiya who is one of the judges also offered her a few duets with Indian Idol 12 winner Pawandeep Rajan which turned out to be blockbusters.
The young singer had already won a Bangla music reality show before coming on Indian Idol this season and now has become a big name in the music world. But it seems she might soon have a competitor in the form of yet another Bong singer Neelanjana Ray who is now a part of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa this year.
The young singer earlier participated in Indian Idol 10 and was a part of the top 10. Both Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar, who were judges on the show at that time, loved her performances and appreciated her multiple times.
Yesterday when Neelanjana sang Lata Mangeshkar's famous song “Beete Na Beetayi Raina” from Parichay in front of all the jury members and Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal, and Himesh Reshammiya, she received an overwhelming response.
While Shankar was hugely stunned with her soulful singing and offered her the medal even before she completed the song, Himesh looked mesmerised and promised Neelanjana that he will compose a super-duper song especially for her that will make her a big singing star.
Himesh has already composed several hit numbers for Indian Idol 12’s top contestants. And all of these songs have received good responses and millions of views on the YouTube channel of the Tere Naam music composer.
From Pawandeep, Arunita to Sawai Bhatt, Danish, Sayli, and Nihal, all the songs of these singers composed by Himesh have been appreciated.
While Sayli and Arunita are both good singers, it was Arunita who had a slight edge over the other. Now with the coming of Neelanjana on the scene and support from Himesh, Arunita may face tough competition in the coming days.