Sony TV announces launch details for ‘Indian Idol 12’


Sony TV has announced launch details of its flagship singing reality show ‘Indian Idol 12’.

After successfully hosting the first ever Digital Auditions – Ghar Se Manch Tak Ka Safar, in the new normal, Sony TV has unveiled details of the most loved vocal talent hunt platforms on the small screen.

Produced by Fremantle Media, ‘Indian Idol’ is set to woo TV and music lovers starting Saturday 28th November.

From the enormous pool of talent that auditioned for this season, this year’s judging panel, which is graced by renowned singer and music composer Vishal Dadlani, popular singer and youth icon Neha Kakkar and the much-loved Himesh Reshammiya, have narrowed down the voices for theatre rounds.

Like every year, ‘Indian Idol 12’ is set to unleash diverse musical talent from across India, bringing forth the country’s rich multi-cultural, multi-demographic milieu. The competition among the Top 15 will intensify as the audience and judges root and vote for their favourite contestants’ week after week, till the nation finds its next ‘Indian Idol’!

Suave and sureela Aditya Narayan will be seen as the show’s host for the new season and promises to enthrall viewers by celebrating the charm and power of music.

Ashish Golwalkar, Head – Content, Sony Entertainment Television and Digital Business said, “Every year the Season of music gets kick started by Indian Idol. this year it is even more important to spread happiness cheer the audience with Indian idol and make the Mausam Awesome. The show’s successful run for over 15 years and 11 seasons, is a testimony to the fact that music lovers and TV audiences love watching it and listening to the variety of voices every year. Digital auditions eased this process and expanded the scope of participation of aspirants from across. Our theme this year ‘Ab Mausam Phir hoga
Awesome -Indian Idol 2020 ke Saat truly embodies the need for a change in mood of the people and what is a better way than an amalgam of music and entertainment!”

Aradhana Bhola, Managing Director, Fremantle said, “2020 has had its set of challenges on various fronts. We are delighted to bring irresistible entertainment to the audience with season 12 of Indian Idol and hope that it will touch the right chord with them, yet again. A key part of bringing the show to life is our strong partnership with Sony Entertainment Television that has grown from strength to strength with each passing year. At Fremantle, it is our sincere hope that this season’s mix of talented singers with their inspiring human spirit will eventually lead to the people of India choosing their most loved idol. A feat that would make the entire Indian Idol team’s toil, worthwhile!”

Himesh Reshammiya, Judge, Indian Idol 2020 added, “I am very happy and proud to be again judging the new season of Indian Idol, which is not just India’s longest running signing reality show, but also has a wonderful legacy of finding and nurturing some of the best vocal talent globally. I’m confident that each of the chosen contestants are out to do something original and big in India’s flourishing music scenario.”

Vishal Dadlani, Judge, Indian Idol 2020 said, “As a platform that addresses the aspirations of young India, Indian Idol is a show that is hugely anticipated by aspirants and viewers alike. Season after season, the show serves to showcase the diversity and limitless talent that exists in our beautiful country. As judges, Himesh, Neha and I have the incredibly tough job of choosing the very best. I’m hoping Indian Idol 2020 brings an “awesome change of mausam” and mood for one and all.”

Neha Kakkar, Judge, Indian Idol Season 2020 stated, “To me, the emotional connect with brand Indian Idol is very strong, given that it showcases talent that cuts across all geographical and demographic boundaries. My own journey from contestant to judge on this show is one that represents the possibilities that exist in the world, and the opportunity that it gives the common man. As a judge, being honest and forthright with my feedback to the contestants is of paramount importance to me, to guide them right.”

‘Indian Idol 12’ starts this weekend on Sony TV at 20:00.

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