Pulling the curtain on the highly anticipated elimination episode of Indian Idol, Anjali Gaikwad was knocked out of the show due to her poor vote count. Anjali was the seventh contestant to be eliminated on Indian Idol 12.
Sunday’s episode was a starred show with Veteran actress Zeenat Aman on the show. While the ZaanatAmanSpecial episode was a captivating experience, the show which started with 9 competitors, ended with only 8. Being an elimination episode, all the contestants gave their best. While Pawandeep Rajan sang ‘Hum Tumhe Chahte Hein’ and ‘Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se’, Shanmukha Priya sang ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko’. All judges praised the singer and Zeenat Aman specially advised Shanmukha Priya to take criticism. This episode also saw a peaceful rendition by Anjali Gaikwad, who sang “Bhor Bhaye Panghat Pe”. At the end of the Indian Idol 12 episode yesterday, host Aditya Narayan announced that based on the jury’s assessment, Shanmukha Priya and Anjali Gaikwad were in the bottom two positions. It was later revealed that Anjali Gaikwad was eliminated from the coming event. With the ousting of Anjali Gaikwad, India’s most popular singing reality show leaves eight contenders for the coveted title. They are — Shanmukha Priya, Sayli Kishor Kambli, Md. Danish, Ashish Kulkarni, Arunita Kanjilal, Sawai Bhatt, Nihal Tauro, and Pawandeep.
Anjali Gaikwad is an Indian playback singer and classical musician by birth. She is from Maharashtra and is the youngest contestant on Indian Idol 12. Anjali owes her fame to the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs in which she participated in 2017. Anjali, along with her sister, runs a YouTube channel called Anjali and Official Nandini. Time and time again on Indian Idol, Anjali has wowed the judges and audience with her sweet and soothing voice.