Popular singing reality show ‘Indian Idol’ is back with its 13th edition and it has been grabbing eyeballs owing to amazing talent. After several rounds of auditions in different cities, the show has got its top 15 contestants. However, fans and netizens are disappointed to see contestant named Rito Riba from Arunachal Pradesh was not selected by the judges- Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani, and Himesh Reshammiya. Rito’s shocking eviction has made fans start a boycott trend against the show.
Many fans demanded to bring Rito Riba back on the show with the hashtag #standwithRitoRiba. Also, #boycottIndianIdol13 is trending on Twitter with users lashing out at the judges and makers calling Indian Idol a ‘scripted show.’ One netizen tweeted, “i was planning to watch an Indian idol this year, after i show one video on social media of creative artist #RitoRiba but very disappointed as he has been eliminated from the show. But it’s okay it will save my time. #Fake #scripted#sony #indianidol13 @VishalDadlani #boycott.”
Another wrote, “Public want to listen fresh and soulful voice of Rito Riba more. Please we want Rito Riba back.. #indianidol13 #RitoRiba.”
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Rito Riba is a singer and music composer who hails from Arunachal Pradesh and he has his own YouTube channel where he uploads his singing videos. During his audition, he sang the song narrated by him and left everyone stunned with his brilliant performance. Meanwhile, the top 15 contestants of Indian Idol 13 are Vineet Singh, Sanchari Sengupta, Rishi Singh, Bidipta Chakraborty, Shivam Singh, Sonakshi Kar, Navdeep Wadali, Senjuti Das, Chirag Kotwal, Kavya Limaye, Anushka Patra, Rupam Bharnarhia, Pritam Roy, Debosmita Roy, and Shagun Pathak.
The last season of the show was won by Pawandeep Rajan and Arunita Kanjilal emerged as the first runner-up.