''Indian Idol 6'' hunts for good voice, not looks: Judges

Singing reality show "Indian Idol" enters its sixth season and the three judges - Salim Merchant, Anu Malek and Sunidhi Chauhan - say the focus this time will be on the power of the voice and not on the looks.

Monday, April 02, 2012 | 7:18:02 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 7 Comments  |  4892 Views

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Singing reality show "Indian Idol" enters its sixth season and the three judges - Salim Merchant, Anu Malik and Sunidhi Chauhan - say the focus this time will be on the power of the voice and not on the looks.

Sunidhi feels in a bid to discover a complete package - a mix of good voice and looks - the judges missed out on true singing talents and that is the reason they are not giving much importance to looks.

"Our priority this time is only good voice. That voice has to have a spark and magic which touches the soul. Yes, season five was all about complete packaging, but while selecting that we missed out on some great talents. So this time we thought why not concentrate on voice only as looks can happen gradually with grooming," she told IANS.

Salim of music composer duo Salim and Sulaiman, said: "It is wrong to say that we always look for a complete package as this edition will be only about good singer. The focus will only be on voice."

It is said that over 1.5 lakh participants have registered themselves online for this edition of "Indian Idol", which has earlier discovered talents like Abhijeet Sawant, Sandeep Acharya, Prashant Tamang and Sreeramchandra Mynampati.

Musician Anu Malik, who has been a judge on the show ever since its debut in 2004, said looks can help contestant only if he or she is blessed with a good voice.

"I am not looking for a girl who looks beautiful. If that comes with your voice, it can be an added bonus. But for me voice matters and nothing else," he added.

So far Tripura girl Sourabhee Debbarma has been the only female who won the "Indain Idol" title. She participated in the season four.

Sunidhi said this edition might see more female contestants and added: "So far the number of girls are more then boys and I am happy about it. It's good to see girls are coming out and showing their true power. Hope to get more female winners."

The show will be hosted by Husain Kuwajerwala and Mini Mathur. Though the dates are not finalised yet, but it may replace "Comedy Circus".

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  • Posted on: 03 April 2012 at 12:37pmehaab

    indian idol 6 going start on 1st june.

    Edited on:12 May 2012 at 6:54am

  • Posted on: 03 April 2012 at 3:48ammaris08

    Its high time talent is recognised and given more importance than mere looks. Hoping IL 6 really has more singers than lookers..

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    cooks09
  • Posted on: 03 April 2012 at 2:05am_dkmystery_

    learn from 'The Voice' where they truly value the voice than the looks!!

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    NivRen_1, -Gunners-
  • Posted on: 03 April 2012 at 1:34amleo4ever

    well abt time to, half of the seasons they rejected good voices saying that are u the idol india looks up?

  • Posted on: 03 April 2012 at 1:19amsamicute

    thank for the awesome news

  • Posted on: 03 April 2012 at 12:36amehaab

    i am going to watch it.when is indian idol coming to television?

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    redsky
  • Posted on: 03 April 2012 at 12:04amcs-07

    what utter bullshi*!!! They rejected a wheatish, lil round girl with her teeth in dire need of braces though she sung WONDERFUL !!! ZERO CREDIBILITY for this show

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    mandymeggy

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