Parijita Bastola’s ‘masterful’ performance stuns judges


By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Sept 29 : Teenaged girl Parijita Bastola  of Nepali origin stunned all four coaches in the blind audition for the American franchise of the signing reality show The Voice with Labrinth’s 2016 song Jealous.

Hearing a powerful and magical voice of  Bastola in the singing competition, all the four coaches including Camila Cabello, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani turned their chair and praised her singing ability. 

 One of the coaches Camilla Cabello said “This is my favourite song that anyone has sung out here, her singing was masterful. 

Likewise singer John Legend said her voice as transcendent.

Bastola excitedly expressed her happiness and said she was probably the first ever an American of Nepali origin to audition at The Voice. 

One of the judges question what kind of music she wanted to make, she replied, “I’d definitely like to incorporate Nepali heritage into my singing and my music."

Bastola’s powerful performance was broadcast by NBC television on Tuesday. 

 Bastola sang the lyrics of Jealous by English singer Timothy Lee McKenzie known as Labyrinth.

 In the video released by The Voice on social media, Bastola has managed to get a standing ovation from all the four coaches.

After her presentation, coaches Camila Cabello, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani asked her to come to their team, although she took the advice of her family. 

At the end, the family suggested to go to coach John Legend's team. 

According to the family's suggestion, she has chosen Team Legend. 

She also presented Rudraksha beads from Nepal to all the four judges. 

She has been living in Maryland, USA, with her mother Bira Tiwari, father Pankaj Bastola and sister Priyanka.

 She started singing at the age of 4. Two decades ago, the Bastola family migrated to America from Kathmandu.

 Parijita was born in America.

 Her father Pankaj Bastola wrote on Facebook, "So much to say and I could have written a book about my daughter today but just want to say so proud of you my child.”

The Voice is considered as the best singing reality show in the world. Even in Nepal, its franchise show The Voice of Nepal is very popular.

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