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Dibesh Pokharel, known professionally as Arthur Gunn, was a contestant in Season 18 of American Idol.

Audition Edit

Arthur auditioned in Milwaukee. He sang "Girl from the North Country" by Bob Dylan and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round Edit

Arthur was shown in the "Singer-Songwriter" category of the Genre Challenge, alongside Julia Gargano and Marna Michele. He sang "Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes. Afterwards, the judges told him he advanced alongside Julia. For his final Solo performance, he sang his own version of "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. He was later placed in the same deliberation room as Jonny West, Sophia Wackerman, Franklin Boone, Makayla Phillips, Kimmy Gabriela, Francisco Martin, DeWayne Crocker Jr., Cyniah Elise, and Lauren Mascitti, where it was revealed that everyone had advanced.

Hawaii Round Edit

Arthur sang "Is This Love?" by Bob Marley. Afterwards, the judges told him he did enough to become a Top 20 finalist.

Top 20Edit

Performances Edit

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Girl from the North Country"

"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"

Bob Dylan

Creedence Clearwater Revival

None Safe
Hollywood Week "Hard to Handle" The Black Crowes Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week N/A N/A Hollywood Round 2 Safe
Hollywood Week "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" Creedence Clearwater Revival Hollywood Round 3 Safe
Hawaii Round "Is This Love?" Bob Marley Showcase Round Advanced

Trivia Edit

  • Arthur is originally from Nepal.

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