Pawandeep Rajan wins Indian Idol Season 12.
Indian Idol season 12 ends with a grand finale airing for 12 hours.
Indian Idol season 12 finale aired for 12 hours. Pawandeep Rajan emerged victorious in the competition, with Arunita Kanjilal and Sayli Kamble as runners up.
The Grand Finale
Apart from families ex-contestants, many celebrities were present on the day of the finale. The grand finale was 12 hours long with six finalists in the competition – Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal, Nihal Tauro, Sayli Kamble, Mohd Danish and Shanmukha Priya they all performed spectacularly in the finale.
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani actors from the movie Shershaah were present with the Indian Idol 12 team for special episodes. Javed Ali, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Sukhvinder Singh also were present.
South Indian actor Vijay Deverkonda sent a video message for the contestants, judges to enjoy and love the show, especially for Shanmukha Priya encouraging her to come back to Hyderabad and work with him.
Nakuul Mehta and Disha Parmar, actors from Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2, also appeared on the finale. It is a sequel to the show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, which many television viewers loved.
There were supposed to be five finalists, but for season 12, Indian Idol decided to have all six contestants as finalists, which was a relief for many.
Out of them, for the final announcement for the winner of Indian Idol season 12, three contestants were remaining: Pawandeep Rajan, Anurita Kanjilal and Sayli Kamble.
The long-drawn wait was finally over when Pawandeep Rajan was declared the winner of Indian Idol season 12.
Behind the scenes
Earlier in the show, the director of Indian Idol, Neeraj Sharma, said that their team is looking forward to creating history with Indian Idol season 12.
He stated that they always had big plans for the season finale. If there were no covid pandemic, they would have hosted the grand finale in a big stadium, and he was confident that it would have been a sold-out show.
The show’s ending aired for 12 hours because this season had received immense love from fans and supporters all around the country, and they wanted to give them back something historically special.
Season 12 was the most extended in Indian Idol, premiered from November 28 2020, to August 15 on Independence Day.
The director added that they could have the show run for a few more months despite its long run. August 15 was the last day their favourite singers performed, and he hoped the audience likes the finale.
The announcement of the winner was live at midnight. Jay Bhanushali was the cohost with Aditya Narayan, the original anchor of Indian Idol season 12.
The final judges were Anu Malik, Himesh Reshammiya and Sonu Kakkar. They, too, performed on stage for the grand day.