The Third Season of Indian Idol is now surely on a roll, as it has
received a thunderous response from its viewers last week, with
over 27 million viewers over two days. This week, the auditions move to
the Epicentre of Art and Culture – Kolkata. This Friday, Indian Idol
will take the viewers to the Auditions in Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and
London, to witness the enthusiasm of thousands of aspirants as they
live that one dream of winning the coveted title and becoming ‘Bharat
As we all know, Kolkata is a Music-Frenzy City and this was proved in
the last two seasons of Indian Idol, which saw a huge response from the
Kolkatians.. So can this Season be far behind? Well, hear it from the
Melody King Udit Narayan
himself who on his trip to Kolkata
acclaimed, “We have got some really good talent. What is most
amazing is that the women rank much higher in terms of participation,
sincerity and earnestness. It has been a great learning experience
travelling to so many diverse cities and interacting with such talented
singers. It is amazing to see the kind of confidence that the
youngsters today have".
This Episode on Friday will also take us to the first ever journey of
Indian Idol to the city of London. The upbeat contestants in London
simply loved the atmosphere and the opportunity that opened up before
them. The two judges from India, Annu Malek & Alisha Chinai
thro’ the auditions and enjoyed every moment of the enthusiasm and
eagerness shown by the participants. Earlier there was a
precasting done by the London-based music director and composer Biddu.
The London episode will showcase a mixed bag of emotions, and promises
to enthrall the viewers and take them through an emotional journey.
So are we ready to have yet another rollercoaster fun filled Musical
Weekend with Indian Idol? Let us not waste time now, let us get a
glance asto what is in store for us this Friday.
As the judges wait to welcome their first contestant, there enter a
couple with lots of enthusiasm to do well in Indian Idol. As they
walked into the Judges room, one could sense the feeling of “Hum Saath
Saath Hai”, the couple who came together sang separately though.
We are now left wondering whether this Hum Saath Saath Hai Jodi made it
to the Theatre Round or not… What is the drama that unfolded after this
jodi sang separately… Wait and Watch this Friday.
Well, who said that a person stammering cannot make it to Indian Idol..
The Contestant Ashish Oza who stammered a lot while talking, left the
judges pondering as he sung his song flawlessly. Will we see this
confident man singing yet again in the Theatre Round?
is the Season of Himesh Reshammiya
’s antics and mannerisms. Every
aspiring singer will probably love to model himself/herself into
Himesh’s style of singing. This Audition also found Himesh look-alike
with his famous cap singing away to glory. But, do you think the
mannerisms of Himesh will help this youngster to move to the next
level? The answer is probably a “No”, as the judges were so irritated
with his song that they just wanted him to stop singing. Now, the
youngster remarked that he will end it only when he is done with the
song.. What do we call this? Is this Overconfidence or Self Belief?
Well,the youngster got his answer soon as an irritated Alisha and Annu
walked out of the room saying, “ When will he ever stop?” Now, the
youngster was not done yet, as he grabbed all the certificates issued
to the participants who qualify and ran out of the room.. There
was high drama as the whole Production Team along with Annu Malek ran
behind this guy and took the papers from him. Annu Malek did not leave
it at that, as he yelled at the guy saying, “ This is an
important document and we are here for serious judging. Don’t fool
around”. Amidst all this drama, one thing that this guy can be proud of
, is that he got all the Attention and Recognition he had craved for..
, provided we forget that it was NOT for his singing talent. What more can we say - "Well Done mate!!!"
“Left Right Left” marched in a young Constable Prashant. This confident
constable had a very unusual voice but had the experience of singing in
the Kolkata Police Orchestra. So will his experience pay off, or will
he be asked to take a March back to his own pavilion, the Police
As the judges awaited the next contestant’s entry, in came Deepak
dressed as Meerabai – in a saffron sari, gunghat covering his face and
with a decorated Aarti ka Thaali. Wow!!! What an atmosphere for a
change!!! Now what is this guy upto, "Who is the Shyam
for this Meera?".
As the curious judges watched, the curtains fell, when Deepak claimed
that he literally adores Uditji like Meerabai’s affection for Lord
Krishna. Uditji had no words as he said,"I was quite shocked as well as touched to see this
gentleman so devoted to my singing”.
Well, what will this die-hard fan get in return from his Shyam
and other Judges?
So join in the excitement & entertainment, as the short-listed
contestants get ready to face the nation for the first time ever. The
coming weeks will see the Top 28 participants, selected by the eminent
panel of judges, competing for their place in the next round of
Indian Idol. The drama unfolds as the viewers vote for their favorite
who will eventually become the nation's third Indian Idol.
Reporter : Srividya Rajesh
Contact Writer: PM Sree