With the crowning of Indian Idol 3, it's time for the Idol fans to look
forward to yet another singing sensation – The first ever-Asian Idol
In keeping with the immensely successful and popular version of the
blockbuster 'Pop Idol' format, one Idol winner from each of the 6
countries (India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and
Vietnam) will compete for the title of the Asian Idol. The mega event
is going to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The pride of India Abhijeet Sawant
will compete to fulfill the dreams
and hopes of millions of Indians on this international platform. The
judges on the show are from each of the above-mentioned countries. Annu
who was the only judge to be a part of the 3 seasons of Indian
Idol, will be a part of the jury from India.
"It is a matter of great pride that I have got an opportunity to
represent my country on the international platform. I am looking
forward to this contest, as it will be a challenge to prove my mettle
internationally. I am sure this will be a complete learning
, says Abhijeet Sawant, Indian Idol season one winner.
The mega event will be to be telecast on Sony Entertainment Television as follows:
December 14th, 7.00 pm:
- Road to The Final
is about the behind –the-
scene stories of the 6 Idols before they perform in the Asian Idol
finale. This episode also establishes the Asian Idol competition
in the viewers' mind and showcases the 6 contestants from each of the
country, their journey as idol winner, in their own country, life after
winning, and their expectations at Asian idol.
December 15th , 7.00 pm: Asian Idol Performance Show
- All finalists
will be judged over 2 performances – a ballad and an up-beat song that
the country has chosen for them. A short VT film will introduce
each performance and the show will also feature special clips. Each
contestant will sing one song in English and one song in their native
language. Viewers will be voting on the overall performance
of each Idol, rather than on individual songs, and hence the voting
lines will not be open until the end of the show.
December 16th , 11.00 p.m
– Asian Idol—Result Show
- It's the judgment
hour of the biggest talent show in Asia. The show will be
revealing the final result from millions of vote across 6 nations. It
will be an international celebration.
Asian Idol gives its viewers a chance to vote for their favourite Asian
Idol. The voting pattern will involve viewers from each country to vote
for two of their favourite contestants and based on these votes Asia
will see its new Asian Idol. The voting lines will open on December 15
where viewers will be voting on the overall performance of each Idol,
rather than on individual songs. Thus, the voting lines will open only
by the end of the show. Viewers will be asked to place two votes
for the two Idols they think performed best.
The viewers can catch all the excitement and action on Sony
Entertainment Television on December 14 and December 15 from 7.00 pm
The results of the contest will be declared on December 16 at
, which will be a live event from Jakarta.
The evening will
have performances from select International singers including our very
own Alisha Chinai
. The evening will be a treat to all music lovers as
all the six finalists come together with the special invitees and
perform on the theme of 'united by music.'