Internet Idol has a Winner


Sankalp Srivastava

HOUSTON: Houston based musical group GlobalDesis, which was founded in 2014 by Sankalp Srivastava and Neha Saini recently conducted an online talent hunt show called Internet Idol. The idea of this event originated in Sankalp’s mind when he was unable to attend the second round of a famous talent hunt show being conducted in New Jersey while he was in India. It came across to him to have an event which is completely online so that anyone who has access to internet and a mobile camera can participate.Winning amount for this event was $500 to encourage upcoming artists.


Hasit Nanda

This event was open for singers, dancers and musicians. Over 600 entries came in which included some of the top Youtubers, reality show participants and known classical singers. All entries were completely online and participants had to submit link to their Youtube video. There were three rounds. First Top 10 were selected, out of which Top 3 were shortlisted and then the winner was chosen on July 17. Winner of this season is Hasit Nanda who is a well known Indian pianist and EDM artist on Youtube. Jimut Roy and Mann Taneja were first and second runner up respectively. Event was judged by one of the most well respected names amongst the classical music fraternity, Pandit Shyam Nath Mishra from Varanasi who has been judging such events for a long time including youth festivals in India for Universities like BHU.


Pandit Shyam Nath Mishra

GlobalDesis members (Ravi, Padma, Maumita, Deepayan, Sankalp and Neha) plan to do this event yearly and will be coming up with series of shows this year. The team also plans to connect with talented artists in Houston and work with them. GlobalDesis also have a small studio setup in Katy and would like to invite singers to record with them.

They can be reached out through their Facebook page (@globaldesis), by email to or by phone at 832-291-4109.