The grand premiere of Dil Hai Hindustani aired tonight. The special guest for the episode was Shah Rukh Khan, who appeared to promote his upcoming film, Raees. After weeks of auditions that took place on the show finally contestants have been selected. Comprising of some of the best singing talents from across the globe, the show saw a lot of emotional moments. Turns out every contestant had such a powerful voice that the judges welled up and even cried at certain instances. It was nice to see how the actor played the chirpy guy on the judging panel as everyone else had their own moments. Starting from Ben to Simran to Nastya to Dijvijay, all the contestants impressed the judges with their versatile styles.

The episode started with Shah Rukh surprising the contestants while small pranks were played on them.Of course, seeing King Khan was quite a highlight for all the fans. The first performance for the evening was of Ben from New York. The artist has Indian roots, however, for the show, only he flew down, without his family. Out of all the performances that took place tonight, our favourite consisted of Nastya and team’s Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara, Digvijay’s Hamari Adhuri Kahaani and Fakira Kheta group’s folk number. (ALSO READ – Dil Hai Hindustani episode 2: Simran Raj’s powerful rendition of Jugni and Fakhrul Razi’s rockstar performance stole the show)

All these three artists and groups showcased some really beautiful and different pieces that are laudable. Fakira Kheta’s folk number had a very rustic, rural feel to it. If you’re into Indie numbers, you’d definitely find this performance good. Nastya and team’s rendition of Hariharan’s song was the best of all. The part where the Nastya and Amritanshu had a jugalbandi was class apart. The music had the right amount of melody and emotion that left the judges sentimental. Finally, Digvijay’s aching voice left everyone in tears. Not just Karan Johar but even we were mighty impressed by the ache and anguish in his voice as he sang, Hamari Adhuri Kahaani. Baadshah couldn’t stop gushing about Digvijay’s performance as he and KJo went on and on.

While there were a lot of emotional moments happening on the show, Khan’s presence lightened the otherwise sentimental ride. He was being the loverboy, entertaining the fans and of course, even the ladies. We understand just how enthusiastic the judges are but they definitely need to be a little more cynical and critical of the performances as they can’t just keeping gushing about everyone even when not deserving. Let’s hope to see a slight change in that. The episode ended with six performances. We’ll see the rest tomorrow. Stay tuned to this space for hot scoop and latest updates.