The Nepali-American singer Dibesh Pokhrel, known by his stage name ‘Arthur Gunn’, has clinched the first runner-up title of American Idol 2020.
Pokhrel has made history by becoming the first Nepali-origin artist to achieve this feat.
During the American Idol’s final episode on May 17, 2020, Arthur performed ‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival and ‘I Don’t Want To Be’ by Gavin DeGraw from his home in California.
The contest judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry watched the performances remotely from their respective locations.
However, Arthur lost the Winner Title to Just Sam who performed ‘Stronger’ by Kelly Clarkson and ‘Rise Up’ by Andra Day.
Sam became the fourth African-American female to win the American Idol 2020 Title after Fantasia Barrino, Jordin Sparksand Candice Glover.
Besides Sam and Arthur, Francisco Martin, Dillon James and Jonny West were among the top five finalists.
Congratulations Dibesh Pokhrel!!
Thank you all of you beautiful people for supporting my @AmericanIdol journey. My deepest gratitude to all of the people for making this possible. I am more than grateful to be runner up in american idol season 2020. I hope you’ll all join me on the road ahead, too!
— Arthur Gunn (@ArthurGunn122) May 18, 2020