Pawandeep Rajan has won the Indian Idol 12 as the singing reality show came to an end after almost nine months. The ‘greatest grand finale’ began at 12 noon on Sunday, August 15.
Judges Himesh Reshammiya, Anu Malik and Sonu Kakkar presented the trophy alongwith a cheque of Rs 25 lakh to Panwandeep Rajan.
Pawandeep Rajan on his Indian Idol 12 journey
Pawandeep spoke to indianexpress.com about his journey on Indian Idol 12.
“Indian Idol is a platform that gives a lot of respect to artists, and the kind of exposure it gets you is unmatched. Through the course of the show, we got to sing so many songs, and had the best judges and guests to guide us. The reason I got back in the arena was not my will to win but my quest to learn. And I am thankful that after spending so many months on this show, we are now ready to playback,” he was quoted as saying by the website.
12-hour grand finale
The 12-hour grand finale marked the 75th episode of one of the longest-running singing reality shows. Many outstanding performances were seen during the grand finale.
Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal, Mohd Danish, Nihal Tauro, Sayli Kamble and Shanmukhapriya – were the top contenders to win the trophy. And it was Pawandeep Rajan who turned out to be the winner.