To any Indian Idol fans, the name Sunny Hindustani will be synonymous with stellar performances and his prowess were such that judges drew comparisons to the late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sahib and Anu Malik went ahead to indirectly calling him his reincarnation. We have curated some of the 10 Best Sunny Hindustani Indian Idol performances, which might not only leave your jaw dropped but had left the judges overwhelmed and almost every time standing on their feet after his performances.
Over the course of Indian Idol season 11, there were many guests judges and celebrities including the great Pyarelal of the Laxmikant–Pyarelal, Ajay-Atul, Kumar Sanu and Hans Raj Hans among many others who had nothing but praise for the talented singer.
Without further ado, let us now take a look at the 10 best performances from Sunny Hindustani in the reality show Indian Idol season 11.
Top 10 Sunny Hindustani Indian Idol Performances
Though every performance from Sunny is worthy of being on the list, it took us a lot of time on discussion and debate to boil down to these 10, and we hope you would like them.
1. Sunny Hindustani Face-Off With Salman Ali
Sunny Hindustani is a well known singer and even won the Indian Idol 11, but what happened when he met his equal and the winner of Indian Idol Season 10 Salman Ali, we have the answer right here, the whole roof blew off with the sheer notes they touch.
Clearly one of the best Sunny Hindustani Indian Idol performances, this leaves not just the contestants but also the judges baffled with their talent. You can see Vishal Dadlani jumping around in sheer shock. And Neha Kakkar’s face say it all.
If you want to see a glimpse of their singing and how amazed they leave the judges, watch 6:21 on the video.
2. Sunny Hindustani Audition Indian Idol 11
Here, Anu Malik hints that Sunny Hindustani could be the reincarnation of the late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and you can see it at 7:00 minute into the video. In the same video, Sunny also has a Jugalbandi with the son of great Indian singer Hans Raj Hans, Navraj Hans.
Vishal Dadlani was sceptical of whether Sunny is really a good singer or has he just practised that one song for 1 year for the Indian Idol auditions and that is when Neha proposed that Sunny sings another song for the judges and he blows all the smoke right away, watch the second video for that audition comments.
3. The One Where Everyone Cried
This was the episode where Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor came to the sets of Indian Idol 11 and witnessed one of the best performance of Sunny Hindustani where he made everyone cry with his song “Mayi Teri Chunariya Lehrayi” from the movie ABCD2.
Contestants, Celebrity guests, judges, audience, everyone cried on this Sunny Hindustani song, and Varun Dhawan could be easily seen trying to hold his tears back at one point in the video. No wonder Sunny went on to win the Indian Idol season 11, and here he showed he is much more than just a Qawwali singer.
4. The One Where He Made Vishal Dadlani Cry
If you want to see one of the most beautiful Sunny Hindustani songs of Indian Idol 11, then this is the performance for you which he sung with Hans Raj Hans as a celebrity guest and not made just Neha Kakkar cry but also Vishal Dadlani with his sheer talent and singing prowess.
At the end of the performance, Vishan Dadlani went on to his knees to touch Sunny’s feet and joined his hands in front of him. Coming from such an established music singer, composer and director of the industry, it only speaks what a talent Sunny Hindustani is.
5. The One Where The Call We Should Quit
Sunny, in the Ajay-Atul special episode of Indian Idol 11, sang Mere Rashke Qamar and by the end of his performance, Vishal asked Ajay should we pack our bags and go home? To which Ajay replied it is all over, it was such a good performance.
Yet again, coming out as one of the best Sunny Hindustani Indian Idol performances of season 11, he leaves all the judges on their feet, giving the young boy a standing ovation for his singing. You can watch his performance, and judges’ reaction here:
6. When The Great Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma Asked Sunny To Sing Another Song
Who does not know Shri Pyarelal ji from the famous and legendary Laxmikant-Pyarelal music composer duo, he was a celebrity guest on Indian Idol 11 and praised Sunny Hindustani. Anu Malik requested him to listen to Sunny sing his style once to which he replied he does listen to Sunny a lot and would like to listen to him live.
Such a comment from such a legendary personality of the Indian Music Industry says a lot. This Sunny Hindustani Indian Idol 11 performance is among his best ones on the reality show as he makes the judges shed tears towards the end.
7. “Dulhe Ka Sehra” Duet Of Sunny And Shoiab Gives Judges Goosebumps
Though we are looking at some of the best Sunny Hindustani Songs in Indian Idol, the young Shoiab takes away the show only because of the sheer high notes and singing capabilities he displays at such a nascent age.
However, judges were equally amazed and happy with Sunny’s performances and their Jugalbandi gives the judges goosebumps and make them stand on their feet at several instances throughout the song.
Celebrity Judge Alka Yagnik was also seen very impressed with both the singers and how well versed they were with the singing.
8. Left Everyone In A State Of Trance
An amazing Sunny Hindustani Indian Idol performance came when the star cast of the movie Malang – Anil Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Disha Patani and Aditya Roy Kapur – came to the reality show and Sunny sung Jiya Dhadak Dhadak from the movie Kalyug, starring Kunal Khemu and left everyone in the state of trance.
If you think Sunny could only sing Qawwali and similar genres then this is the song you must listen to as it will change your perception once and for all. The tone he maintains throughout the song makes us listen to it over and over again, and wish it never ends.
9. The One With Udit Narayan And Alka Yagnik
One of the most underrated Sunny Hindustani Indian Idol performances is this one where the young talented singer sang “Chhap Tilak Sab Chinni Re” and impressed all the judges and the celebrity guests singers Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik.
Throughout the performance, the judges could be seen enjoying the performance and looking at each other in a state of awe at the sheer level of singing shown by Sunny. The powerful performance is worthy to listen to and made him a strong contender of becoming the Indian Idol season 11 winner.
10. Sunny’s High Note Prowess
It was when Deepika Padukone had come to the sets of Indian Idol season 11, Sunny Hindustani delivered one of his best performances as he sang “Tere Bin Nahi Jeena Marjana Dholna” and moved everyone present.
You know when the judges say “Waah” within the initial 10 seconds of a performance you are in for a treat and that is exactly what happened here. The musical notes Sunny touches at 1 minute of the video leave the judges thoroughly impressed with the young gun.
With this we conclude our list of Top 10 Sunny Hindustani Indian Idol Performances. Sunny Hindustani comes from Bathinda, Punjab and allegedly used o earn his daily bread and butter polishing shoes at the Railway Station and since his audition on Indian Idol has been constantly in the news, as the singer has managed to inspire masses with his life-story as well as his singing talent.
During when the show was still running its course, the Indian business tycoon, Anand Mahindra took to his official Twitter handle and shared his thoughts on Sunny. He showered praises and blessings, and even congratulated the talented singer on his achievement in a recent episode.
Diwali is the perfect day to learn about people who Rise. A friend sent me this saying he was in tears watching it. Find the whole clip on YouTube & I challenge you to remain dry-eyed. TV & social media have done us a great service: Discovering talent in the humblest locations pic.twitter.com/dbf7SFmWAj— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) October 27, 2019