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 www.myindianidol.com 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.

TV ‘shows’ must go on!!!

Ever wondered, how many TV shows have shut in past 2 months? Let’s put some light on it and see who replaced who!

Off Air Shows Replaced By
Maryada (Star Plus)
Sasural Genda Phool (Star Plus) Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyar Hum
I Love My India (Sab TV) Bhai, Bhaiyya aur Brother
Ram Milaye Jodi (Zee TV) Phir Subah Hogi
Choti Bahu (Zee TV) Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke
Havan (Colors) Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha
Laado (Colors) Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha
Zindagi Kahe.. Smile Please (Life Ok) Aasman Se Aage
Meri Maa (Life Ok) Amrit Manthan

Above all shows ended with very low ratings, except Sasural Genda Phool. But Sasural Genda Phool team along with Star team felt it’s good to end up a show on a high note rather than unnecessarily dragging it. But, one just cannot blame ratings for the same. There are a lot of other issues to be dealt with while making a TV show. And to shut it, is a big decision for channel as well as the producers. Soaps are such, one track doesn’t work and the story is changed. After a while, the original plot or the crux of the show is lost. This has been witnessed in a lot of shows. And that could be one of the major reasons for them to shut. Moreover, creatives can’t experiment a lot these days as they all have to work with lot of limitations.

Also, as Imagine TV shut, its all 5 shows shut too! 14 shows being shut in a span of 2 months and a few new ones have already replaced them. So, what happens next? A few new ones are in pipeline which will be launched post IPL; such as, Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka, Indian Idol and post that KBC on Sony TV. Also, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’s next season is around the corner, but this time on Colors.

There are rumors about Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) and Shubh Vivah on (Sony) soon to go off air. Nothing has been official about it, but there have been talks about it. As they say, there is no smoke without fire. So, which shows will replace them? Will the new shows be able to garner the same ratings for the channel or prove to be otherwise?

My question for you all is –

What kind of shows you’d like to watch? What kind of quality would you prefer? Do you want any sequels? If, yes, which ones?

Till then, do enjoy watching your own favorite shows with their own twists and tadkas in it! 🙂