The 13th season of Sony Entertainment Television’s prestigious singing reality show, ‘Indian Idol’ has been an exceptional one! From the auditions to reaching the finale, the *Top 6 finalists* – *Rishi Singh, Bidipta Chakraborty, Chirag Kotwal, Sonakshi Kar, Shivam Singh and Debosmita Roy* have left no stone unturned to mesmerize audiences. Under the mentorship of *Judges Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar, and Vishal Dadlani,* these finalists have honed their skills on the show and given it their all during the ‘The Dream Finale’ that was aired on 2nd April. But it was Rishi Singh from Ayodhya who won the heart of India with his phenomenal singing talent and lifted the coveted Indian Idol 13 trophy as this season’s winner.
Rishi Singh was awarded with a cheque of *INR 25 lakhs* from Sony Entertainment Television and commemorating his arduous journey, *Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.,* who is the Co-presenting Sponsor on the show also presented the brand new ‘Hot and *Techy Brezza’* to the winner as the ‘Dream Prize’. From the Top 6 finalists, Debosmita Roy and Chirag Kotwal were declared as the first and second runners-up respectively and were bestowed with a trophy and a cheque of *INR 5 lakhs* each. *The third and fourth runners-* up, *Bidipta Chakraborty and Shivam Singh* were given a cheque of *INR 3 Lakhs each.* All the 6 finalists also received a cheque of INR 1 Lakh from Elois Hair Removal Cream, followed by gift hampers from Colgate, Denver Deodorants and Patanjali Kesh Kanti respectively.
Right from the on-ground auditions in Ayodhya to reaching Mumbai – the ‘City of Dreams’, Rishi Singh outshined himself with every performance. He believes that it takes a lot of practice and hard work to be number one. From receiving a standing ovation from the judges during the audition round to ace cricketer Virat Kohli praising and following him on social media, Rishi has come a long way. He was also recently offered a playback opportunity by Rakesh Roshan for Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming project. Be it performing in front of music industry veterans to serenading India’s biggest celebrities, Rishi Singh is looking forward to a bright future.
Indian Idol as a platform has successfully given India some of its best playback singers and is raising the bar of entertainment each season. After weeks of grueling auditions, gala rounds, and entertaining performances – The Dream Finale was a stellar event that saw Rishi Singh emerge victorious as the next Indian Idol.
Rishi Singh, Winner of Indian Idol Season 13
I still can’t believe that I won the trophy of Indian Idol 13. The feeling is surreal! It was a dream come true moment for me when my name was announced as the winner of this season. It is a huge honour to be taking ahead the legacy of such a well-loved and prestigious show. I am grateful to the channel, the Judges, and the entire team of Indian Idol for giving us such a wonderful platform to showcase our talent. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all my fans and viewers who have always supported me and voted for me to win this coveted title. Thank you for making my dream turn into reality.
One of the longest-running reality shows on Indian television, Indian Idol has produced some of the finest vocalists for the nation. This season was exciting; we discovered talent from all over the nation, and they were all excellent. I’m so happy to be a part of this journey with them. Each of these 6 competitors deserved to be there. However, I’m glad to see Rishi Singh win the competition because I think he has a lot of promise and versatility.
India is home to a wealth of talent and Indian Idol offers aspiring singers a stage to bring alive their singing talent. I was overjoyed to witness these young boys and girls perform so extraordinarily and win our hearts with their music. I’m overjoyed to be a part of Indian Idol 13 and to play a small role in each contestant’s journey. Seeing Rishi Singh hoist the trophy makes me feel incredibly proud. Since I first saw him perform, I saw a lot of potential in him. I also believe that each and every one of these competitors will succeed in the future and here’s wishing them all the very best.
Without a doubt, this season of Indian Idol has been spectacular. All of the Top 6 finalists were incredible, and choosing our Indian Idol was a difficult decision for our viewers. I’m ecstatic for Rishi Singh. Throughout the season, his graph has been outstanding. I can only wish him and rest of the contestants the best of luck, love, and happiness in their future endeavours.