On Indian Idol 14’s ‘Griha Pravesh’ special, contestant Gayathry Rajiv aka “Kingini” performs a dazzling duet with Judge Shreya Ghoshal!

October 26, 2023 : ( AVAJ APKI NEWS )

The Top 15 contestants of Sony Entertainment Television’s prestigious singing reality show, ‘Indian Idol Season 14’ are all geared up to leave an impressive mark during the Grand Premiere episodes this weekend. Themed as the ‘Griha Pravesh,’ the esteemed judges Kumar Sanu, Shreya Ghoshal, and Vishal Dadlani will be joined by eminent names from the entertainment and music industry like – Salim & Sulaiman, Hansraj Raghuwanshi, Richa Sharma, Abhijeet Sawant followed by the judge and contestants of the upcoming dance reality show; Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Arshad WarsiSreerama Chandra and Shoaib Ibrahim respectively.

Talking about the contestants, Gayathry Rajiv from Kochi owned the stage with her performance on the song, ‘Nimbooda Nimbooda’ from the movie, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.’ She sang the song so well that that the judges touted it as the perfect ‘Griha Pravesh’ song! Not only this, post her performance, Gayathry who is the biggest and the most devoted fan of Shreya Ghoshal since her childhood hesitantly makes a request to her Idol. Obliging the same, Shreya gets on stage and together both mesmerize one and all by singing, ‘Barso Re’ from the film ‘Guru.’

Praising her performance, Shreya Ghoshal says, “Gayathry, your voice is as sweet as your nickname, ‘Kingini.’ The bell-like quality, the ‘Khanak,’ in your voice is strikingly similar. This performance marked your ‘Grah Pravesh,’ and I must say I absolutely loved the song choice. During the theater round, Kavita Krishnamurthy Ji mentored you, and it was her song you performed. She possesses a distinct and open voice and when she sings, it gives a sense of celebration with her expressions and adaayein. It’s challenging to bring that level of emotion to a performance, but you did it fabulously. I hope to hear more of these sangatis in your voice.”

Special guest Salim & Sulaiman too had words of praise for Gayathry where they called her performance, “Absolutely brilliant.”

Be sure to tune in to ‘Griha Pravesh’ of Indian Idol – Season 14 on 27th and 28th October at 8:00 PM only on Sony Entertainment Television