Bilaal Avaz, a Pakistani-American singer has managed to clear the first round of American Idol Season 18’s show and is likely to enter the list of top 20 finalists.
As per reports, if Bilal manages to enter the top 20 list, it will be the first time ever in the show’s 18 years that will feature a Pakistani-American.
The list of top finalists has not yet been announced.
The 19-year-old, who was born in a desi family has faced a lot of challenges while pursuing music as a profession. Bilal revealed that initially his family was against his decision of choosing a professional career in the music industry. However, luckily they came around later and are now his biggest fans.
Other potential finalists of the show made it past round one onto Hollywood Week. From there on, top finalists will be selected, slashing the list from top 40 to top 20.
The production of American Idol show has been halted due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the world. In the meantime, the show’s recorded auditions are being aired on television.