Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Indian idol 5 auditions: Some reflections

Once again, the most popular reality show on Indian television is back. Yes, I am talking about Indian Idol 5 auditions. Auditions for Indian Idol 5 is in full swing. The first Indian Idol was broadcast in 2005. Since then, it finished five seasons. It was the first reality show that revolutionized the reality show industry in India. The show received very good response from the audience. Post Indian Idol, different reality shows have been broadcast in television channels all over India such as Mega Challenge, Little Champs 2009, IPL Rockstar and Music Ka Maha Muqabla.

This is the fifth season of Indian Idol 5 and it is only going to be bigger and better. The show is now searching for another talented singer who would become “Desh Ki Awaaz,” which is a very new concept. “Indian Idol” means someone whom everyone looks up to. The show looks for the future singing talent of India. This search will continue this season. In this new season of Indian Idol is looking for a playback singer. In the last season, the show looked for a complete signer a perfect mix of voice, look and the charisma.

Prize: The winner of Indian Idol 5 will get to produce his own recording with Sony BMG. The winner will also receive Rs.10 million by Sony Entertainment Television.

Vote your favorite contestants: Like every other Indian Idol show, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite Indian Idol singer through SMS voting. Singer with the highest vote will become the winner of the show.

TV show time: Indian Idol 5 will be aired on Sony TV from Monday to Thursday at 9 PM India. The first episode has been broadcasted on April 26, 2010. The show replaced Jeet Jayenge Hum and Sukh By Chance.

Indian Idol winner career: The first Indian Idol became very much popular and the top ten singers became very much popular among the audience. Winner, Abhijeet Sawant went on to release his music album which was immensely popular.

Hosts of Indian Idol 5: Two former Indian Idol contestants- Abhijit Sawant and Prajakta Shukre are going to host Indian Idol 5. Abhijit Sawant is the winner of Indian Idol Season 1. He also participated in the Asian Idol and came on third. Prajakta Shukre also participated in the first season of Indian Idol season one and finished at 4th place.

Indian Idol 5 Judges: Indian Idol 5 on Sony TV is judged by 3 judges – Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant. All judges have already proved their talent in Indian musical world. Anu Malik is the most consistent judge of Indian Idol. He participates in Season 5 also. News report came out that Anu Malik did not want to become the judge of Indian Idol for he was getting less money. Sunidhi Chauhan would be paid Rs.7.5 lakh per episode. Anu Malik will be paid Rs.5 lakh per episode. Moreover, Sunidi had been covered more than Anu Malik.

Indian Idol 5 Auditions:

The audition for Indian Idol 5 will be held in five cities- Kolkata, Delhi, Indore,

Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Candidates will have to carry identity card for proof of age and identity with 1 passport size photograph and 1 frontal photograph.

Auditions Venue and Date:

Kolkata Audition – 3rd March, 2010

Delhi Auditions – 9th and 10th March, 2010

Indore Audition – 15th March, 2010

Ahmebadad Audition – 19th March, 2010

Mumbai Auditions – 23rd and 24th March, 2010

Rules & Regulations for Auditions: Age: Participants should be between 15 to 30 years. Participants below 18 years should be accompanied by their natural/legal guardian. They should speak Hindi fluently and citizen of India by birth.

First Episode of Indian Idol Season 5: The first audition of Indian Idol took place in Delhi where more than 50,000 contestants participated in the show. Saira Banu was the first participant for the Indian Idol season 5 and she got selected.

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