Dibesh Pokharel makes his way to the final 7With judges commending his potential to be "a massive recording artist" for his Sunday night's performance, Pokharel is now set to perform at next week's finale.
Dibesh Pokharel, known as his stage name Arthur Gunn, has reached the top 7 of the 18th season of America’s biggest singing reality show, American Idol.
Originally from Nepal, 21-year-old Pokharel has given back-to-back amazing performances, winning the hearts of the judges as well as the audience, by whose voting he was able to secure the position as a finalist at the contest.
The final contestants were asked to perform two songs for Sunday’s episode of the contest—a Disney song and a song dedicated to their mothers (or a motherly figure).
Pokharel performed 'Kiss the Girl' from the 1989 Disney classic 'The Little Mermaid' winning applause from the judges who praised his progress and even commended his potential to be a massive recording artist. Likewise, his tribute to his mother, through his performance of another heartwarming song 'Hey, Ma', was equally liked by the judges.
Seen as a front-runner of the show, Pokharel has been loved by the judges as well as the audiences for having a uniquely textured voice, and for his raw charm and stage presence.
Pokharel will be competing for the title along with six other contestants in next week’s finale of the reality show.