Salman Ali won the Indian Idol season 10 trophy on Sunday night in a star-studded grand finale. Salman, the boy from Mewat, was always favourite to clinch the title because of his consistently powerful performances.
Also joining the grand finale were the Zero stars Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. On Shah Rukh’s request, Salman even sang the Sajda track from his film My Name Is Khan.
Indian Idol season was judged by Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar and Anu Malik. However, after sexual harassment charges surfaced against Malik, he was sacked from the show. Singer Ali Javed Ali had replaced Malik in the middle of the competition.
Also reaching the final were Nitin Kumar, Ankush Bharadwaj, Neelanjana Ray and Vibhor Parashar. Salman received in excess of 2 crore votes enabling him to win the coveted trophy and a cheque of Rs 25 lakh.
The show was hosted by Maniesh Paul. Among other stars gracing the show on Sunday night were Kiku Sharda, who arrived to promote The Kapil Sharma Show. If that was not enough, Super Dancer 3 team comprising Shilpa Shetty and Geeta Kapur too were there to promote their new show.
Reacting to his win, Javed Ali tweeted, “Congratulations Salman Ali @Salmanaliidol for Winning The Indian Idol 10 Title. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors.”
Congratulations Salman Ali @Salmanaliidol for Winning The Indian Idol 10 Title. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors. 🎶🎵🎼#IndianIdolGrandFinale #indianidol #IndianIdol10 #indianidol2018 #IndianIdolwinner 🎶🎵🎉🎆 #SalmanAli pic.twitter.com/kDznt5c66h
— Javed Ali (@javedali4u) December 23, 2018
Vishal too thanked the fans for the love shown to the show.
Such was Salman Ali’s popularity during the competition that even a cancer patient had attended the recording of the show just to meet him. Several music maestros had expressed their appreciation for his talent. The judges were often seen in awe of his natural singing gift, particularly his ability to sing both at high and low pitches.