As much higher the dream, as much higher the standard, that’s what being claimed with this version of Indian Idol. Where this one is going to stand?
Yes, we don’t see every winner from here making big sound all over, but sure we get some acclaimed names including the recent bubbly … my big eyes Monali making it by singing two rocking numbers for “Race”. If speaking from heart, then sure it might not at those technical granites, other reality shows touch, but it has its share of X-Factor, which others don’t. It’s Indian Idol and it means something even now.
Season 4 of Indian Idol is going to be premiering Friday, September 19, 2008
Indian Idol Season 4 registration began on April 1, 2008. The show proposes that auditions will take place in Calcutta, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Gwalior and Lucknow, with the possibility of other cities being added in the future.
• Audition of Indian idol 4 in Ahmedabad: May 7 & 8th
• Audition of Indian idol 4 in Amritsar: May 9 & 10th
• Audition of Indian idol 4 in Bangalore: May 12 & 13th
• Audition of Indian idol 4 in Guwahati: May 13 & 14th
• Audition of Indian idol 4 in Kolkata: May 20th
• Audition of Indian idol 4 in Varanasi: May 16 & 17th
• Audition of Indian idol 4 in Delhi: 23 May
The final 100 contestants are slated to be chosen between June and July 2008, the final 30 by October 2008. A special “Wild Card” episode will take place on or about November 2008. The Grand Finale of season 4 is set to take place on or about February 2009 where the fourth Indian Idol will be selected by public vote and presented via a “Live” recorded performance. Promos for the fourth season appeared on Sony Entertainment Television mid summer of 2008 and featured past contestants of the series as well as recurring judges Annu Malik and Javed Akhtar. Indian Idol 4 will again be telecasted on Sony Entertainment Television. Promos appeared on Sony TV saying Indian Idol 4 is premiering once again for another season on September 19, 2008.
The panel of judges now includes The Fab Four Javed Akhtar, Anu Malik, Sonali Bendre and Kailash Kher.
Kailash Kher perfectly replacing innocent and sweet talking Udit Narain, ready to hit back, high hitting Anu Malik from a safe distance. 😉
Sonali Bendre taking it from where Farah Khan or Alisha Chinai left. Smart and witty and invincible in X-factor. She is a rock star and proven attraction or who knows asset for this version of Indian Idol.
And the author of this article, who is writing over Indian Idol from second version of Indian Idol is again set to make marks. Hoping that my busy schedule will give me enough time to make it.