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Vaibhav Gupta wins Indian Idol 14

Articles Credit Goes to UNI INDIA

Mumbai, Mar 4 (UNI) Kanpur's Vaibhav Gupta emerged as the winner of ' Indian Idol - Season 14' on Sony Entertainment Television.

The 14th season of Sony Entertainment Television's prestigious singing reality show, ‘Indian Idol’, has been an exceptional one! From the auditions to ‘The Grand Finale’, the Top 6 Finalists – ‘Kolkata ki Awaaz’ Shubhadeep Das Chowdhury, ‘Kolkata Ki Shaan’ Ananya Pal, ‘Faridabad ki Dhadkan’ Adya Mishra, ‘Kanpur ka Tarana’ Vaibhav Gupta, ‘Jaipur ka Sur Samrat’ Piyush Panwar and ‘Bengaluru ki Muskaan’ Anjana Padmanabhan, have left no stone unturned to mesmerize audiences with their talent.

Under the mentorship of Judges Kumar Sanu, Shreya Ghoshal, and Vishal Dadlani, the deserving finalists have successfully honed their skills and rightfully found their spot in the ‘The Grand Finale’, which aired on Sunday night.

But it was Vaibhav Gupta, from Kanpur, who won the heart of the nation with his phenomenal singing talent and lifted the coveted trophy of Indian Idol Season 14. Vaibhav impressed the judges from the word go with his power packed performance during the audition and garnered praise from notable celebrity guests who graced the show as well.

Vaibhav 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.

Contestants Shubhadeep Das Chowdhury and Piyush Panwar were declared as the first and second runners-up respectively and were bestowed with a trophy and a cheque of INR 5 Lakhs each. Ananya Pal was declared as the 3rd runners-up and was bestowed a cheque of INR 3 Lakhs.

Indian Idol has always been a platform that has successfully given India some of its best playback singers, and this season saw many contestants, including Vaibhav, being offered playback singing opportunities. After an intense season filled with multiple auditions, gala rounds, and entertaining performances – ‘The Grand Finale’ was a stellar event that saw Vaibhav Gupta emerge victorious as the next Indian Idol. With a bright future ahead, Vaibhav Gupta is sure to make a mark in the music industry.

Vaibhav said, "It feels surreal to have won the Indian Idol 14 trophy. Taking forward the legacy of this beloved and prestigious show is a tremendous honor. This journey has been an exhilarating rollercoaster filled with multiple emotions, challenges, and unforgettable moments. I am grateful to every single person who believed in me, be it the judges who guided me with their wisdom, or the incredible team who nurtured my talent and made this dream a reality. But above all, my deepest gratitude goes to the amazing audience whose unwavering support fueled my determination and made me give it my all. Thank you for embracing my journey, for voting for me, for cheering me on, and for making me feel like a true idol."

Kumar Sanu said,"Indian Idol is a prestigious singing platform that provides a great opportunity to aspiring singers to display their musical ability and turn their dreams into reality. Witnessing the journey of the Top 6 finalists from the audition to the Grand Finale makes me feel proud. Watching Vaibhav lift the trophy gives me immense happiness. From the moment I first witnessed his performance, I recognized his immense potential. I am convinced that each one of these exceptional contestants have a bright future ahead of them, and I extend my best wishes for their continuing success.

Shreya Ghoshal said, "This season of Indian Idol has been nothing short of exciting! We've had the opportunity of discovering incredible talent and each contestant demonstrated exceptional singing abilities. Right from the audition, Vaibhav has shown versatility and throughout the competition, he has kept surprising us with his performance. Vaibhav’s journey on the show has been remarkable, consistent, and inspiring. I truly wish him all the very best and pray he fulfills his dreams!"

Vishal Dadlani said,This season of Indian Idol has seen an incredible pool of talent. Since the beginning of this season, the show has been setting records. All the participants were exceptional in their own way. The race for the Top 6 has been a magnificent spectacle to see. I'd like to congratulate Vaibhav, the winner of Indian Idol 14. He showed versatility in his vocals, and it has been incredible to witness him perform live. I wish him the best of luck in the future and hope to work with him soon. Personally, I can't wait to see the success that comes his way."