Jonita Gandhi opens up about being kicked out of reality TV show, recalls ‘scary’ audition


Singer Jonita Gandhi, known for songs such as the Chennai Express title track, The Breakup Song, Dil Ka Telephone and Sau Tarah Ke, has previously been kicked off a reality show. She revealed that she auditioned for Canadian Idol but was not selected.

In an interview with radio host Siddharth Kannan, Jonita spoke of being rejected from Canadian Idol and the toll it took. “Pe confidence has definitely hurt karta hai. Jab main gayi thi Canadian Idol ka audition dene (It really hurts your confidence. When I went to the Canadian Idol audition), it was very scary because you put yourself forward, obviously. In all of these shows, people are really vulnerable. They just try their best response aur jab itna positive nahi milta toh (and when the reaction isn’t positive) obviously you feel a little bit hurt.

Jonita said it was great if reality TV contenders could get input from the judges on why they couldn’t move forward. “Then you feel less bad because you feel like kuch toh main karke wapas aa sakti hoon (I can work on myself and come back). But if people just said no… Like Simon Cowell in American Idol, how rude he was sometimes… He would just say, “It’s not right, don’t quit your day job, don’t try to be. a singer. Fortunately, I haven’t met anyone like this in my life, ”she said.

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Although Jonita’s discography is dominated by numbers in Hindi and Tamil, she has also performed in English and Punjabi. She balanced reading singing with her independent music.

“I don’t want to have a label. I just wanna do it all. My music, my voice, my talent, my vision, it transcends all these boxes. That’s why I try my best to try any language, try to think in all different genres and try to collaborate with people from all over the world and from different parts of India ”, a Jonita told Hindustan Times.

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