"I would always select Sonu Ji as my mentor"-Piyush Kapoor

Piyush Kapoor, the latest evict of Sony TV's X Factor India talks to TellyBuzz about his journey...

Sunday, July 17, 2011 | 3:05:55 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Piyush Kapoor got eliminated from Sony TV's X Factor India leaving everyone in a shock. Sanjay Leela Bhansali expressed his disappointment when Sonu Nigam voted him out.

TellyBuzz had a chat with Piyush after his elimination and he expressed his gratitude to everyone who have supported him.


How would you describe your journey in X Factor India as?
Totally exciting with both ups and downs. But at the same time I am glad that I did not give a consistently bad performance and kept on improving with each act.

You were really worried about your parents and their support, how was their reaction when you were eliminated?
They are sad, but not to an extent that I had expected as they are happy that I have reached till here. I am glad that my father finally is supporting me.

Do you still have the guilt in you?
Not at all.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali supported you a lot when you got eliminated, what would you like to say?
I am really grateful that such big celebrities are supporting me and they believe in my talents. I am really happy that they have been great judges till the end.

Do you think Sonu Nigam was unfair to you?
Not at all because the next moment he voted me out, he came up to me and said sorry. I felt really awkward that such a great singer was coming to me and apologizing.

Have you thought that Amit should have been there instead of you?
Not really because I knew that the performance I gave was not really appealing. Frankly speaking I did not expect to be in the bottom two after last week. And for the same reason I was not very careful in selecting the songs.

What do you think went wrong in your final performance?
I guess I should have selected a better song for my performance because even I felt the disconnection with the song during my performance.

Any plans after you return home?
Not really, I will continue singing with my band.

How was it training under a singer like Sonu Nigam?
Sonu Sir is awesome and I admire the versatility of his voice. He is capable of singing any style and I really learnt a lot from him. The most important thing is confidence that he built up in me. During my performance I used to think that I am the king of the song and the audiences sitting are uneducated about it. That's why my previous performances turned out to be great.

Given a choice, who would you have selected as your mentor?
Sonu Ji always.

How are planning for the wild card entry if it's there?
I do not know if there will be one, but if there is, then I am really going to work hard on my singing.

Who was your greatest competitor in the show?
I feel Nirmiti and Deewana group are really big competitors.

Who do you think should win X Factor India?
I would like to see Nirmiti and Deewana in the finals.

Reporter and Author: Saranya Valsarajan



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Posted on: 18 July 2011 at 3:45am
i don't watch this but i'm glad to se how good of a sport he is about his elimination.. not blaming others and accepting his faults where he is (like how he should've been more careful with songs) now i don't know since i don't watch but it felt good to see such an attitude! wish u best of future piyush kapoor!

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Posted on: 17 July 2011 at 5:02pm
Very good attitude. I haven't supported him throughout, but nice to see he's being a good sport and his positive attitude.

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Posted on: 17 July 2011 at 9:20am
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Posted on: 17 July 2011 at 8:48am
he was definitely better singer than mr. kartal . I have nothing against him as he is doing good as per his age but this show is not for respect for age but respect good singing, which i feel public and judges are forgetting. it is quite below average show when you see little champs of saregamapa . they are amazing singers and you really feel it's a challenge for judges to eliminate them ...shreya is very partial judge and sonu is too neutral so it's not that great to see elimination part ...

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Posted on: 17 July 2011 at 5:17am
i wasnt a big fan of his but must say the guy is very sporting...he did give some good performances and is talented...wishing him luck for future

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Posted on: 17 July 2011 at 4:17am
Piyush is a good sport, even though I wasn't a fan of him. Wish him the best ...!!

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