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Anu Malik , Salim Merchant, and Sunidhi Chauhan,launch ‘Indian Idol 6’

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Anu Malik , Salim Merchant, and Sunidhi Chauhan,launch ‘Indian Idol 6’ ,, The sixth season of the singing reality show Indian Idol was launched yesterday. The event was graced by Asha Bhonsle, who will be the fourth judge on the show other than Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant, and Anu Malik

 


There was a lot of namedropping about who will be the fourth judge of popular singing reality show Indian Idol. There were reports that the maestro A.R. Rahman may be the one. However, all rumours were put to rest at the launch of the show. Veteran singer Asha Bhosle will be one of the judges of the show, which embarks upon its sixth season next month. Bhosle would join Anu Malik, Salim Merchant and Sunidhi Chauhan.

"I am very happy to be part of this show. I really like this show as it provides platform for budding singers. It is a very big show. I will be the super judge," the legendary singer was quoted to have said.

The veteran singer will not be part of the audition rounds and will join the three judges from the gala rounds. Seasons three and four of Indian Idol also had four judges.

It is said that behind every success is an endeavor ... an endeavor, ofnot just the successful talent, but also that of his or her friends, gurus and family. This philosophy has now been brought to life on Indian television by SET (Sony Entertainment Television) in the new season of India’s ever popular singing reality show, Indian Idol, starting 1st June 2012.

First telecast to a rousing response eight years back in 2004, Indian Idol will showcase that ‘There are so many idols behind every idol’, in its sixth edition. It will not only chronicle the fascinating journey of a common Indian to become the nation’s singing sensation, but also present heartwarming stories of the parent’s sacrifice, the friend’s commitment, the neighbour’s motivation, the guru’s passion,and the prayer and support of many others which India’s Idol draws on to fuel his triumph.

Amidst great pomp and fanfare at the launch, the versatile and legendary Asha Bhosle, was revealed as the super judge on this year’s Indian Idol jury panel. Indian Idol’s longstanding judges ace music director Anu Malik, vivacious talent powerhouse Sunidhi Chauhan and versatile composer and singer, Salim Merchant, will join Ashaji in shaping & choosing India’s next singing idol.

Mr. N. P. Singh COO Multi Screen Media said,“Ashaji will take the much awaited sixth season of Indian Idol to a completely new level and we are delighted to unveil this true celebration of India’s singing talent. In addition to being a platform for the best music, it is also an embodiment of the triumph of the human spirit. I am confident that Indian Idol -6 will create a new benchmark in singing reality shows with the variety and quality of the talent and the stature and caliber of the judges”.

In its quest to unearth the finest undiscovered singing talent across India, Sony Entertainment Television held auditions across 9 Indian cities including Amritsar, Jaipur, Kolkata, Delhi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Aurangabad and Mumbai.Extraordinary talent that participated in the auditions, were selected from nearly half millionaspirants who responded to the on air promotions and the ‘Gully Concerts’ by ex-Indian Idol contestants, across the length and breadth of the country. Thousands of aspiring and talented singers were discovered from every nook and corner of the heartland.

Ms. Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head Sony Entertainment Television said,“Indian Idol cultivates & promotes outstanding untapped talent amongst the youth of India by nurturing them and providing a national platform to showcase their talent. While the core format remains the same this season, Indian Idol - 6 will focus on one aspect like never before - the quality of talent. Every episode of Indian Idol 6 will renew our commitment on providing world class entertainment & presenting exceptional talent to Indian audiences. We’re also very excited to have the legendary Asha Bhosle, and Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant – some of the biggest names in the music industry in India - as our judges”

Ms Anupama Mandloi, Content Head, Freemantle Media India adds“Indian idol is not a TV Show. It’s a national movement and possible only because of Sony Entertainment television’s commitment to making it one. This season will throw up phenomenal singers some of who will definitely create ripples in the Indian music industry. We at Freemantle Media are proud to present this season”.
A production of such magnitude warrants only the best in the industry to make it happen. Sony Entertainment Television is once again partnering with one of the country’s leading production houses – Fremantle Media who are the license holders to the format Indian Idol.For the past eight years, Indian idol hasserved as an ultimate platform for budding singers from across the nation.
So get ready to embark on a musical journey – a journey that will touch every Indian, move them, inspire them and entertain them for the next 14 weeks.

•Last Updated• ( ••Monday•, 04 •June• 2012 05:06• )  

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