Making Vizag proud, Indian Idol 12 contestant, Shanmukha Priya has won the hearts of the judges and the audience. Known for his outstanding opera and yodelling skills, this 17-year-old performer likes to experiment with his performances to bring new flavors to original songs. Standing among the top 9 contestants of the music reality show, Priya is not new to the scrutiny. Most recently, a part of netizens denounced Shravan Rathod’s song Humko Sirf Tumse Pyaar Hai, demanding his eviction. In an exclusive interaction with Yo! The vizier, Shanmukha Priya, responded to the criticism with great calm and grace.
Speaking to Yo !, the young singer from Vizag shared that he usually refrains from reading comments online. Reacting to the trolls, he said, “I only found out about this incident only after some of my investigators contacted me. I try to take the troll with a pinch of salt. “
Revealing the incident, Shanmukha Priya’s mother, Mrs. Ratnamala informed that they had witnessed negative comments and strong reactions over the past three weeks. Sharing further details, he noted, “Shanmukha is trying to experiment with genres. As far as song selection is concerned, all the contestants on Indian Idol performed songs given by the showrunners. Despite receiving criticism, he was fortunate to receive double the love and affection of viewers. “
Sharing that he is forever indebted to his viewers and fans, the youngster thanked each of them for sending tremendous love and support during these difficult times. Expressing his thoughts, Indian Idol 12 contestant, Shanmukha Priya, said that even the greatest artists like Michael Jackson had to endure criticism. “All I know is music. I do this because I love singing and performing. And I believe that work speaks for itself. In the future, I will do my best to show my skills in the coming rounds. “