American Idol Star Sonika Vaid Will be the Featured Artist at Woman of the Year Awards Gala on June 3

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WESTON, MA—American Idol top 5 finalist Sonika Vaid will be the featured artist at the 14th Annual INDIA New England Woman of the Year Awards gala on June 3 at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

“It is fantastic news that Sonika has graciously agreed to perform at the Woman of the Year Awards gala,” said Upendra Mishra, publisher of INDIA New England News, the producer of this red-carpet annual event. “We are looking forward to listening to Sonica sing live and honoring 20 outstanding women from New England that day.”

Twenty-year-old Vaid, a resident of Weston, MA, and Martha’s Vineyard, is the first Indian-American to reach the fifth place in the American Idol contest.

Vaid had won the hearts of many judges and the Indian American community across the United States and overseas when this season’s American Idol competition began.

In an exclusive video interview with Dreamcatchers, Vaid talks to Dr. Manju Sheth about her journey to American Idol, her family, lessons from American Idol participation, her advice for aspiring singers and her own future plans.

Vaid’s parents came to the United States as kids. She is a summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard, and a 2013 graduate of Weston High School, Weston, MA. Currently, she is a sophomore at William Smith College in New York.



  1. Thanks for this really awesome interview with Sonika Vaid. I really think her vocals, personality, and experience on American Idol has set a stage of future success (in a big way).

    • I have my fingers crossed that there will be an award waiting for Sonika at this event. She has overcome a lot of obstacles to get to where she is at today:) This girl’s voice is incredible. I mean totally incredible.


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