Indian Idol Season 6 set to bring the best of India’s talent to your television sets!

It was time for Sony Entertainment Television India to bring on one of its most successful interactive reality talent show. Yes we are talking about Indian Idol Season Six. The show, which was dropped last year for the launch of ‘X Factor India’  has made a comeback this year and as mentioned in our earlier post “Indian Idol is back again”Mini Mathur and Hussain Kuwajerwala who have previously hosted the show are once again back to host Season 6 of Indian IdolSo have you managed to catch the 1st episode (Auditions)? Did it live up-to the expectations of the audiences? Will it shock the audiences with great talent?

Let’s find out more about the 1st episode and the events on the show. As expected Anu MalikSalim Merchant and Sunidhi Chauhan were all set to judge the contestants. But hang on, soon they will be joined by the famous and really talented playback singer of Hindi cinema, Asha Bhosle. The 1st Episode was in Capital of India – Delhi, but there were also contestants who had come all the way from neighboring cities like Amritsar to show their talent.

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. There were many amazing contestants who did live up-to the high expectations of the judges. As always Anu Malik was at his best with his so called jokes. Sunidhi Chawan was looking as young as ever, giving glimpse of her golden voice. Salim Merchant was as cool as ever with his looks and style. The show also had Shreeman performing on ‘Desi Boyz’ for a huge crowd. There were many occasions when all the three judges made a unanimous decision and gave the entry to Mumbai for the Piano round. There were also some emotional stories of participants who were sharing their dreams, and the struggle that they had to go through in order to reach on this show.

There was a crazy moment in the show when one of the contestants was all set to show his magical software, when he almost covered his mouth with this hand and started singing. The judges were zapped watching it and I’m sure that the viewers too had a great time watching it. There was a rocking performance by Amit Kumar  who made Sunidhi Chauhan get off her seat and ask him for a hug! Vipul Mehta from Amritsar who was trained in music, also managed to wins judges’ heart with Sukhvinder’s song! Although this was the first episode, there are many more sensational singers who will be seen in the coming episodes.

Auditions will be across India including Delhi, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Orissa, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, Amritsar. So which cities will be covered next? 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 do set a reminder using our iDubba app so that you don’t miss the show. Do let us know your views about the 1st Episode and who was your favorite singer.

Happy (Singing) Viewing 🙂

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Amitabh Bachchan’s tweet confirms Kaun Banega Crorepati (new season) to air by August

The television audience is fortunate to hear the following words again “Lock Kiya Jaye”  “Sure, Confident” “computerji”. Yes you guessed it right, Big B is back and this time all set to Host the 6th Season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). There were reports that he might not host the sixth edition of the reality game show, but thanks to Twitter, Mr Bachchan tweeted “Off for a meet with Sony for next KBC…planning, operation, execution….will keep you informed on its (KBC’s) broadcast and other details”.

As you all know Mr Bachchan is super active on Twitter and always manages to keep his fans posted about news and his views on various topics. No matter what Mr Bachchan does it’s a news and this time he managed to relive the KBC Moments via Twitter. Following are some of his tweets related to this news.

“KBC: 22 million people tuned in to the opening episode .. Continued to be watched by over 120 million through the 56 episodes!! KBC: 16.5 crores prize money won, at an average of 12.5 lakhs per contestant on HOT SEAT… and.. 7.4 crore entries for GBJJ ..!!

“GBJJ: Ghar Baithe Jeeto Jackpot! Phone in on show, get right answer to a question, can win 1 – 2 – 3 lakhs at times!!”

These stats does show what a mass hysteria was created by this show. The show was first aired in 2000,  and was hosted by Big B. This was his first appearance on small screen. And soon the show became a huge hit as Big B hosted first and second seasons.  And guess what, following this, Shah Rukh Khan was soon seen in as the host for the third season. But thanks to the low TRP’s Big B soon returned to anchor the fourth season of the show. But this time it was was aired on Sony Entertainment Television. He did not stop there, and was also seen in the 5th Season.

Following is the illustrious list of the winners till the 5th season:

– Harshvardhan Nawathe – 1st winner of KBC in 2000

– Ravi Saini – Winner of  KBC Junior  1 Crore (Children under 14)

– Vijay and Arundhati Raul – Winner of KBC Jodi  1 Crore in 2001

– Brajesh Dubey – Winner of KBC 2 leaving with  1 Crore when the top prize was  2 Crore

– Rahat Taslim – Winner of  1 crore in Season 4 from Jharkhand

– Sushil Kumar – Winner of  5 Crore in Season 5 from Bihar. He is the first contestant who has won the full jackpot in KBC series

– Anil Kumar Sinha – Winner of  1 Crore in Season 5 from Bihar

Now that it is confirmed that Season 6 will be blessed with the presence of Mr Amitabh Bachchan, do you think that KBC might have some new twists? Will there be new dialogues and “computerji” might be replaced by iPad 😉 Sounds strange… right… Well you never know what’s in store for the 6th Season. Well you might want to know when Big B will start the show… So here you go 😉

Do send in your views about the show and your favourite moments related to the show.

“Lock Kiya Jaye”

 Happy Viewing