The Indian Idol platform has always been a tad biased against the South Indian singers who make it to the finals. Remember Karunya and Sreeram from Indian Idol 2 and 5? Well, this time round, LV Revanth from Andhra Pradesh, who is a well known playback singer of the Telugu film industry made it to the finals of Indian Idol 9, in spite of his “not so perfect” Hindi diction.
Contrary to all the speculations, Revanth went ahead and clinched the title, winning a contract with Sony Music, a cash prize of INR 25 lakhs and a Mahindra KUV100. The highlight of the victory was receiving the trophy from none other than master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. However, the victory lap does not end there.
Back in home ground, he was invited by Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at Vijayawada, who said that Revanth’s victory is indeed a proud moment for the state. The singer was felicitated by the CM and the director of the State Cultural Department, Vijaya Bhaskar has been directed to design a proposal for honoring the singer. The singer and his family were congratulated by Mr. Naidu, who now wants the state government to extend support to the singer and his parents in recognition of the achievement.