Celebs who face rejection in singing reality shows
Celebs who faced rejection in singing reality show  |  Photo Credits: Instagram
- Many big celebs of today have tried their luck in the singing reality show.
- Many of today’s stars earned their name after not winning the singing reality show
- These stars won the success even after not winning the singing competition
Mumbai: Singing reality show Indian Idol has been the platform for many talented singers who have made a place in the hearts of people with their talent time and again. While the show has produced a lot of talented winners over the years, there are some contestants who have made a name for themselves in the industry even after not winning the show. In fact, there are few celebs who are household names and have been much more successful than the actual winners of the singing show.
From Kapil Sharma to Neha Kakkar, here we take a look at all the Indian Idol contestants who tried their luck on the singing reality show but could not win and then emerged as celebrities after that.
The Indian Idol show that Neha Kakkar has judged, she actually started her career with this as well. Neha participated in the second season of Indian Idol but dropped out long before the finale. In fact, after one of his performances, the then judge Anu Malik even told him that hearing his voice makes him feel like ‘slapping himself’. Now today she is one of the top singers of India and judges the same show along with Anu Malik!
2. Kapil Sharma:
Comedian Kapil Sharma’s name is also in this list. In an episode of The Kapil Sharma Show, he himself revealed that he had once auditioned for Indian Idol, but was rejected at an early stage. Obviously, before you can perform in front of the judges, you have to go through a different round of auditions that Kapil couldn’t go through.
3. Antara Mitra:
Antara has sung major hit songs like Bheegi Si Bhagi Si and Gerua. She made it to the top 10 during the second season of the Indian Idol show but unfortunately dropped out after that. He was consistently praised for his outstanding vocals even after his elimination.
4. Vishal Mishra:
Vishal Mishra, known for Kabir Singh’s hit song ‘Kaise Hua’, is the voice behind many of the songs on our playlist. The singer was first rejected from Indian Idol Season 4 and later got a place in Season 6 of Indian Idol but still did not win. In an interview with MensXP, he once mentioned how ‘It’s not success but what failure teaches you.’
5. Raghu Ram:
Raghu Ram had come to audition for Indian Idol in the presence of Anu Malik, Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan. During this, he came into the limelight for his strong mood and Raghu even called Anu Malik ‘uncivilised’. After this Raghu played the role of a judge in a show named Roadies which was a huge hit. He is also known for his aggressive attitude as a judge.
6. Asees Kaur:
The singer, who became the voice behind Kapoor & Sons’ hit songs like Chogda and Tere Bin, was rejected from Indian Idol. Asees auditioned for the sixth season of the show. While she was not selected for further procedures, she still managed to make a name for herself in the music industry.
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