Sony Entertainment Television Asia (SET Asia) has announced the fourth season of ‘Indian Idol’, which premieres on Friday 19th September at 21:00.

This new season of the super-hit reality show entertains a new panel of judges who promise to whittle down the tens of thousands of contestants to one, who will be crowned the new Idol.

Rajan Singh, Executive Vice President for International Business commented “This year was the most exciting and biggest year for Indian Idol auditions ever. We held open auditions in Glasgow, Leicester and London in the UK as well as in Dubai. The chosen contestants were then flown over to Mumbai to compete in the competition. With the new judges and a more dynamic mix of contestants the fourth season promises to be not only the best Indian Idol ever, but the best reality talent show ever.”

The highly opinionated judges of ‘Indian Idol 4’ foremost lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar and one of India۪s most successful music directors Anu Malik – will judiciously screen thousands of aspirants and help select that “one voice” who will become the pride of the nation. Joining this distinguished panel of judges is one of the most influential voices in contemporary music Kailash Kher and popular actress and model Sonali Bendre.

In addition to a recording contract with Sony BMG, the ‘Indian Idol’ will be awarded a contract with Multi Screen Media (formerly known as SET India), thus catapulting him/her to unparalleled stardom. The new idol will experience a jet set lifestyle, mingling with the stars and follow their dreams of becoming professional singers.