All you wanted to know about Indian Idol 6

One of the most watched and most awaited TV show of Television is now up and running. Yes we are talking about Sony’s reality show Indian Idol 6. Mostly all lovers of music do end up waiting for Indian Idol every year as everybody wants to just show his/her talent to whole world and Indian Idol simply provides the platform for it. The show was actually dropped last year for the launch of ‘X Factor India’. But some important aspects have not changed. Mini Mathur and Hussain Kuwajerwala who have previously hosted the show are once again back to host Season 6. So what about the judges?

Well, here you go with those details. As expected Anu Malik, Salim Merchant and Sunidhi Chauhan are the judges. But hang on; soon they were joined by the famous and really talented playback singer of Hindi cinema, Asha Bhosle, Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her versatility, her work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeet. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages.

Did you know that Sunidhi Chauhan made her debut on television as a jury member on Indian Idol 5? She is a versatile playback singer, best known for her Bollywood film songs and she began to sing at the age of four and was spotted in the singing contest, Meri Awaz Suno, which she went on to win. Salim Merchant too got involved as one of the judges in Indian Idol 5. Salim, who has learned music from the Trinity College of Music in London, has brought a global edge to Bollywood’s music world, to go with the changing face of the film industry. Eagerly waiting to know more about Anu Malik? Well he has been the jury member on Indian Idol since its inception. Known for his cheeky and straightforward comments, he was also a judge in the first Asian Idol held in Indonesia, representing Indian Idol.

Who can forget the winner of the first season of Indian Idol was Abhijeet Sawant, from Mumbai. Do you know who the winners of Season 3 and Season 4 were? I know it’s a tough one to answer. Don’t worry; here is the list of the winners from all the seasons of Indian Idol.

  • Season 1 – Abhijeet Sawant
  • Season 2 – Sandeep Acharya
  • Season 3 – Prashant Tamang
  • Season 4 – Sourabhee Debbarma
  • Season 5 – Sreeramchandra Mynampati
  • Season 6 – Well, you will have to wait for it 🙂

So now that you know about Indian Idol 6, its judges and its winners, would you like to know how to get into Indian Idol? Well all one needs to do is follow the following steps 

  • Online Registration (All they have to do is visit to register)
  • Subscribers need to dial 5052525* to register
  • And the most popular method: SMS 😉

What about the Auditions and the cities that were selected for Indian Idol 6? Auditions were carried across India including Delhi, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Orissa, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Amritsar. As mentioned in the promos  this year ‘Indian Idol‘ will not only strike an emotional chord but also promises to shock the viewers by showcasing the amazing talent that breeds in the country. Would you like to know more about Indian Idol 6 and the judges? Well for that you will have to watch the show on Friday and Saturday on Sony Entertainment Television at 8:30 pm and to do that don’t forget to set a reminder using our iDubba app so that you don’t miss the show.

Happy (Singing) Viewing.


In Conversation with tomorrows Indian Idol

Shashi Suman with his friend Gaurav

Saurav : How do you  feel having given the platform like Indian Idol to prove youself?

Shashi:  Thats God’s  grace that he chose me to give me such a  talent through which i can make people happy. And on earth Indian Idol is like a God who gave me the chance to prove me and my hard work.

Saurav:Who do you sometimes feel that you are copying?

Shashi: Everyone has his or her own speciality and i never try to copy anybody,but i want to make my place in such a way that new singers and people should follow me.

Saurav: What is your Ultimate dream?

Shashi: I am not a God,i am just an ordinary person  who has a dream like anybody else.I want to prove myself since i left my home at the age of 13 to pursue music and started to earn just to learn music ,when other guys were playing and enjoying their teenage.I also want to prove my friends ,family,guruji and God too ,that i am fulfilling my responsibility as a singer,a work which was allotted to me.

Saurav: What is the best thing that you like about Indian Idol?

Shashi: The very thing that it gives a chance to new talents in India ,to exhibit their skills not only in India but other countries too.People should see that there are other people in store too,who are ready to work hard or are equally prepared to entertain people.Such is the platform that Indian Idol provides.

Saurav: If by any chance, you don’t make it big in Indian Idol,what other options as a career do you think that you have?

Shashi: If i wouldn’t be the Indian Idol,even then my practice and hard work remains with me.Hard work never goes in vain.Unfortunately if it ever happens,then i would even work harder.

Saurav: Who is your favourite singer?

Shahsi: I love classical, thumre.I love my ‘Guruji’ Ustad Gulshan Ji a lot.I am a die hard fan  of Nusrat ji,Kishore ji,Rafi Sahab,Sonu Nigam they all are milestones.

Saurav: Do you fear any contestant in Indian Idol?

Shashi: Frankly speaking ,if its anybody that i fear, it should be me.

Saurav: Are you happy with the way you are performing in this journey(Indian Idol)?

Shashi:Not exactly, i am happy that i can sing much better.Lets see what does the future hold for me?

Saurav: What is your greatest fear with respect to singing?

Shashi: I just fear that while singing i may sound unmelodious which can hurt my guruji as well as my hard work.

Saurav: There have been so many similar competitions around, don’t you think it hampers the overall quality of such competitions?.

Shashi: No i don’t think so, there are ‘n’ numbers of flowers in the market, but each of them have their own aroma.Same holds true for each of these competitions.

Saurav: By Indian Idol..what is the first thought that comes in your mind?

Shashi: Second word, its  the second word that  comes in my mind.I want to beacome an Idol.

Saurav: Earlier winners of such contests arent seen much in Indian Bollywood/Pop.What do you think is the problem?

Shashi:I think that there is no problem .They all are doing well in life.Moreover it depends on one’s destiny dear.Let see what happens, maybe i’ll bust this myth .

Saurav :You left your home when you were a teen.Had been to Banaras , Lucknow and MadhyaPradesh.So who was your friend cum family during this journey?

Shashi: Gaurav Naithani is my friend cum family to me.I knew him since i was in Lucknow.But then i moved to Mumbai as i got selected for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa(2009).Fortunately Gaurav  came to Mumbai too, to pursue his sound engineering.We live as roommates.We shared lots of happy and sad moments together.

Saurav: What do you want to say to your fans ?

Shashi: I just want to say thanks, and lots of love to them.Hey people do support and vote for me, for you are the one who can transform “Aam Aadmi to Khaas  Aadmi”.

Bhumi Trivedi didn’t lie to judges in Indian Idol 5

I was just going through the community site of Indian Idol, and i found that a guy called Aditya commented that

“Miss Bhoomi Trivedi told lie in auditions that she had mixed up a Gujarati Rap. Actually that song is from album Karmacy, named Blood brother. Check it out. I strictly hate lairs as an Idol. Don’t vote her for further journey in the same show, if you really want true Indian Idol. Thanks”.

It was then that i did a little bit of research from my side ,of course to validate the details as i have no personal grudges with Bhumi, and i found that the Gujarati Rap song  which she claimed to mix with a  song by Spice Girls was   in fact by  “Karmacy”  named BLOOD BROTHERS ,but she didn’t lie , because she said i mixed up a gujrati rap with spice girl (If u wanna be my lover) and she did it brilliantly.

So Aditya my friend, please go through the videos of Karmacy and the audition ,and think twice before u speak.

Sunidhi Chauhan Speaks

You are now  famous through a TV singing competition. Do you see any shadow of the earlier you in the contestants?
I do relate to with the contestants on Indian Idol. Some of them are nervous, some are confident. I see my shadow in every one of the shortlisted contestants as they go through a gamut of emotions — anxiety, fear, excitement, exhilaration — everything

Give us your advice for the budding talent.
1. Don’t show attitude — it will always rub people the wrong way. There is a fine line between arrogance and confidence.
2. Work Hard  and have faith. God never closes his eyes and your hard work will be recognised.
3. Be a good judge of your own strengths and weaknesses. Do not get disillusioned by false praise while at the same time don’t lose hope because of naysayers. Recognise what’s your singing strongpoint and chase it.
4. Never ever give up practice. Luckily, singing is something that can be practiced anywhere and everywhere — in the car, in the bathroom, at your workplace etc.
5. Once you taste success, do not let it get to your head. Don’t forget your roots. What you were before you became successful is as important as what you become after and the two should never differ.

How is the pay structure for the newcomers?Do you think they are exploited?
More than focusing on the apparent exploitation, let’s talk about the fact that they are given a platform. What could be more important than that? Opportunities such as these are not given enough importance and talent is not made use of to the maximum potential. We are quick to point out exploitation but we fail to understand that for success you need immense talent and immeasurable hard work. If you have these capabilities, no one can stop you or ill-treat you.

What do you like about reality talent shows?
The reach is fantastic! From holding auditions in various cities to organising bike trails to even the remotest parts of the country, Indian Idol has managed to tap into the far out recesses of the country as well. We reached out to the people who couldn’t reach us. There were no barriers at all. Believe me, this reality is REAL.