For all Indian Idols fan, its time to stick to the television sets from 19th September (Fri-Sat-9PM) as Sony Entertainment Channel brings yet another season of Indian Idol and it promises to be much more exciting. India Idol 4 will replace Dus Ka Dum (game based show hosted by Salman Khan), which is coming to its finale this week (read more…)
While Indian Idol Season 4 retains its Veteran Judge Annu Malik (Malek – new Numerology name) and Javed Akhtar, we will see new faces in form of Sonali Bendre and Kailash Kher, who will replace Alisha Chinoy and Udit Narayan. Meiyang Chang and Deepali Kishore will be hosting the audition phase. Meiyang and Deepali were contestants during the last season. Hussian will be seen during the gala events. Mini Mathur won’t be seen for a while, as she is pregnant. Hopefully later, as this show will continue until February 2009.
On the voting rights, Annu Malek gets the exclusive voting rights in case of deadlock between the judges. He justifies that extra privilege as he is a music director. Sonali Bendre seems to be a right replacement on behalf of Alisha as she has spend more time in the film industry and has danced on many good music numbers. Javed Akhtar claims that she will definitely have better understanding of music and will pick the right one.
Kailash Kher, sufi singer and have also given many big numbers in leading bollywood movies says that the contestant should accept the format and should not blame of receiving less votes or so down the line. Also the winner should not get carried away by thinking that they have arrived to their destination while it’s just the beginning.
On that note just wondering what happened to last three winners at Indian Idols. Have seen Abhijeet Sawant, Indian idol season 1 winner in some shows, haven’t heard of Sandeep Acharaya and Prashant Tamang winners of Season 2 and 3 respectively! I guess they lacked screen presence and that’s why while Abhijeet, Rahul Vaidya (top 3 in Season 1) seems to get the limelight both in the television and outdoor shows, little is heard about the other two. Also we haven’t seen a girl winning the title and Sonali hope she could get a girl winner this time! Hopefully Sonali and the other panel of judges will look for the complete package and get someone who really is an Indian Idol.
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