The singing reality show Indian Idol 12 finally found its winner in Pawandeep Rajan ending the fans’ year-long wait. The ‘greatest grand finale’, which started at 12 noon on Independence Day, climaxed with judges handing over the shining trophy, a car and cheque of Rs 25 lakh to the winner Pawandeep.
Talking about his journey on the show, “Indian Idol is a platform that gives a lot of respect to artists, and the kind of exposure it gets you is unmatched. Through the course of the show, we got to sing so many songs and had the best judges and guests to guide us. The reason I got back in the arena was not my will to win but my quest to learn. And I am thankful that after spending so many months on this show, we are now ready to playback,” Pawandeep told indianexpress.com.
Pawandeep, who is from Uttarakhand, revealed that he wishes to build a music school in his area for kids so that they can have proper training to nurture their talent. He also said that he didn’t actually feel very good while lifting the trophy as he thought everyone was equally deserving.
After winning Indian Idol 12, speaking to ETimes, he said, “I did not think much during the final moments. There was only one thing in my mind that whoever wins the show, the trophy will come to one of my friends. Because we all are one big family. In fact, when I got the trophy I was not feeling very great because all of us were deserving. We all have planned to work together in the future and we will be in contact with each other even after the show.”
The singer also said that his family is on cloud nine after his win. He shared, “I am from Uttarakhand and currently the situation is not right there so I would like to do something. I would also like to open a music school for kids there so that the talented kids can get proper guidance.” Revealing that he would like to contribute to his state in some way and that he constantly thinks about it.
Pawandeep had a strong bonding with other fellow contestants on the show and he plans to cherish the memories forever. He also said that he is thankful for the show and all those moments where he got to make new friends and learn something new about music.