American Idol - Season 2013: NEWS REPORTS
Gurpreet Singh Sarin is one of Top 40 Finalists
The 2013 Season of American Idol begins on TV tonight -- Wednesday, January 16, 2013.
And one of the pleasant surprises we will see unfold during the next few weeks, it is reported, is the selection of Gurpreet “Peter” Singh Sarin for one of the Top 20 Boys spot and on the Top 40 singers list.
Gurpreet is about 22 years old and it looks like he lives in the Washington, DC area or at least likes to perform there. This appears to be his first spin through the American Idol machine.
Some reports identify him as a student in the University of Maryland.
Gurpreet has a good sized YouTube channel with a stack of performances with quite a few John Legend covers as well.
The entire process, from the beginning auditions to its grand finale, consists of slowly but systematically vetting and whittling down hundreds of thousands who vie for a spot on the American Idol Top 40, followed by a high-profile competition which is watched on TV week after week by hundreds of millions around the globe, until the final winner is chosen by worldwide fans in the summer.
Because of Gurpreet's presence this year, it will invariably unleash a period of education for many around the world, specifically on why he wears a turban and beard, and what exactly is a Sikh.
Please CLICK here to watch a video of one young American on the brink of learning some more.
And for more buzz, more promise of education, please CLICK here.
Let's all be patient as many around us discover the world of Sikhs. Inevitably, Gurpreet will singlehandedly change the world for a better place ...
[Courtesy: Matthew Boyer and American Idol Net. Edited for sikhchic.com]
January 16, 2013
Conversation about this article
1: Harman Singh (California, U.S.A.), January 16, 2013, 4:29 PM.
Such a great voice, and humble demeanor. I am a big fan. Chardi kala!
2: Baldev Singh (Bradford, United Kingdom), January 16, 2013, 6:32 PM.
Wow, what a handsome Sardar too!
3: Ari Singh (Rostov, Russia), January 17, 2013, 4:14 AM.
Gurpreet is exceptionally handsome and so is every Sardar as they are all "guru da roop".
4: Sarabjit Singh (Michigan, USA), January 17, 2013, 11:05 PM.
Gurpreet, your cover of 'This Time' by John Legend is really beautiful. Keep following your dreams!
5: Gurmeet Kaur (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), January 18, 2013, 8:22 AM.
So excited! We from Atlanta (where Gurpreet grew up) are rooting for him and wish him the best. Here is the clip from the auditions. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwtq4a_gurpreet-singh-sarin-auditions-new-york-american-idol-2013_tv#.UPhoo-i9KpI
6: Rajinder Singh (Delhi, India), January 18, 2013, 8:23 AM.
Love to see a Sardar be the Idol! May he win the show and the hearts all around the world.
7: K.N. (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), January 19, 2013, 12:50 AM.
Wishing the young Sardar success.
8: Baldev Singh Mann (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada), January 19, 2013, 12:09 PM.
I am very proud for you, Gurpreet Singh. God bless you.