Nepali Youth Dibesh Pokhrel, stage name Arthur Gunn, has entered the top 10 of the famous singing reality show American Idol. Singing John Denver’s popular song ‘Country Road’, he has secured his place in the top 10.
On Sunday night’s show, which again featured singers acting from their homes throughout the country amid the coronavirus pandemic,”Idol” cut on its list of Top 20 performers to 11. The Best 10 finalists were decided by audience votes collected after the Top 20 each performed from home last week. The judges decided to save one extra singer.
All season long, Arthur has continued to wow the judges — and last night was no exception. “Your complete shyness is your secret weapon,” Lionel Richie told that the young contestant following his performance, while Luke Bryan added that Arthur’s”vocal quality” is undeniable.
Katy, too, was in awe of Arthur’s vocals, but provided a very small critique to the rising Idol celebrity: “One factor to keep in mind: Attempt to connect with your eyes and examine the camera like we’re right there before you — that is definitely going to be your advantage.”
Dibesh Pokhrel has been receiving praise from the judges since the audition for American Idol. That process is still going on. He is seen as a contender for the top five. In American Idol, he has introduced himself as ‘Arthur Gun’.
After being selected in the top 10, Divesh has thanked his supporters. On his Instagram and Facebook post, Pokhrel thanked everyone for supporting him from the start. He wrote the status on Instagram and Facebook and mentioned that he is getting great love and encouragement from all over the world.
He wrote “Here we go, on to the Top 10. Thank you, everyone, for supporting since the start, words won’t do justice for how much I appreciate this massive support from all around the world. Thank you for voting!! To be standing here and having your open ears towards me, it’s beyond any dreams. I have seen a lot of best musicians, artists, playing out in the streets, empty halls with few ears, and so on. I feel blessed for being able to sing for you all and have my voice heard. I’m excited to get on the road one of these days to perform and have good times with you all.”
Dibesh Pokhrel has been living in Kansas for the last five years. And during an audition in front of three judges— Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie—he sang ‘Have you ever seen the rain’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Bob Dylan’s ‘Girl from the north country’ that left the judges awestruck. “Arthur, you are a rock star,” Kate complimented Pokhrel.
Dibesh, who went to the US for higher education in 2014, has been dedicated to music for only two years. He had gone to the United States after passing Plus Two in Management at S College Institute, Kathmandu.
Arthur Gunn, who has a high fan following in the ongoing American Idol, is being seen as a contender for the title.
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