Indian Idol 12 is slowly heading towards the finals and now all eyes of the viewers are on who will win the show. Each contestant has a huge following and the elimination of any of these top contestants are going to trigger discussions and slamming on social media.
However, is winning such reality shows help to take your career ahead? While the past record shows that it is not the winners but losers of musical reality shows like Indian Idol, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, and The Voice have made bigger careers.
Neha Kakkar, who has been a regular on the panel of judges of Indian Idol for the last few years, was a contestant in Indian Idol 2 and even reached the top 10, but could not win the title. But she is today far ahead of any other Indian Idol winner.
Arijit Singh is yet another example that shows that winning such shows does not necessarily mean that you are going to have a great career ahead. Arijit Singh was a part of Fame Gurukul that aired in 2005. Just like Shreya Ghoshal, Sanjay Bhansali took notice of this talented singer on the stage of this show and offered him work.
The Moh Moh Ke Dhage singer Monali Thakur also is one of the best singers Bollywood has today. The National award winner was one of the top 10 contestants in the Indian Idol of 2005. While she could not make it to the top 8, today she is way ahead of Abhijeet Sawant who won the first Indian Idol title.
There are so many examples of singers like Antara Mitra, Darshan Raval, Armaan Malik, and so on who participated in musical reality shows but did not win the title however, today they are much bigger names than the actual winners of such shows. Of all, we can only say that hard work and dedication always pay off but when it is backed by a bit of luck, the result is far better than what one can even think of.