Odisha girl Chelsi in Indian Idol Top-15

Cuttack: Odia girl Chelsi Behura, who has already proved her mettle in singing reality shows like Rising Star and Indian Idol Junior, has again made it to Indian Idol 11. The 16-year-old girl is among the final 15 contestants, who  will now battle it out to be crowned the winner of the season.

A resident of Sikharpur area here, Chelsi enthralled judges- Anu Malik, Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani in the audition round with her soulful performance. She sang ‘Main Pareshaan’ from the movie ‘Ishaqzaade’ and got Golden Ticket to the Theatre Round. Enthralled by her voice,  Neha Kakkar said, “I am surprised that at such a young age,  you are singing so amazingly , I can see you being the next singing sensation of our country.”

And, she again mesmerized the judges and secured her place in Top 15 as she performed ‘Offo, Ise Daant Ke Bhagaun’ from the movie ‘Two States’.

The girl, who lost her father Sudhansu Behura in her childhood, gives credit to her mother Rekha’s support and inspiration for her feat. She wants to become a successful singer in future to fulfill her father’s dream.


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