'The World's Best': Did Dimash Kudaibergen quit because he thought he would be eliminated?
'The World's Best' came to an end after its grand finale episode on Wednesday. Ever since it premiered in February, the reality TV competition series never failed to give us our weekly dose of entertainment showcasing talent from all over the world.
Every competitor that had participated in the competition had what it takes to be the world's best. But, sadly, there could only be one winner. After many rounds of auditions, battle rounds, and championship rounds, the series finally crowned 13-year-old piano prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram as 'The World's Best.'
Though Nadhaswaram was the title winner of 'The World's Best', there was another frontrunner who won hearts of judges and fans alike, and that was Dimash Kudaibergen.
Everyone who rooted for Kudaibergen was so sure that the title would go to him. However, what no one expected was that Kudaibergen would quit the show during the Championship Rounds. He stated that his reason to quit the show was that he did not want to compete against children.
Could that really be the reason? Or was he afraid that he might end up losing to one of the children who were just as good as him?
After his performance, he requested the judges to let 12-year-old Daneliya Tuleshova and 13-year-old Lydian Nadhaswaram to move forward as he did not want to compete against children and wanted to give them a level playing field.
The judges were appalled upon hearing his decision and did not shy away from revealing what they felt. Faith Hill stated that he knew what he was getting into when he joined the competition. RuPaul Charles revealed that he was disrespecting the show by quitting and called it "Total BS."
It is quite possible that Kudaibergen quit the series because he was afraid he might end up losing the championship round to either Tuleshova or Nadhaswaram. It is true that Kudaibergen has an amazing voice with a vast vocal range. However, Nadhaswaram had many tricks in his bag for each of his performance: From his audition with the 'Flight of the Bumblebee' by Rimsky-Korsakov to his blindfolded performance of the 'Turkish March' by Mozart.
Maybe Kudaibergen knew that he had no chance against Nadhaswaram because, each time he performed, he came up with a new trick that wowed the judges. As for Kudaibergen, it was just his voice with a different song.
While we will never know the real reason, it is quite possible Kudaibergen quit the show because he had a hunch that he would be eliminated. It is just as likely that he wanted the children to have a fair shot at the title.
We will reserve our judgement.