“Indian Idol” is a popular singing competition television series in India. The show is based on the British series “Pop Idol,” and has been airing on Sony Entertainment Television since 2004. The series features amateur singers from across India competing for a cash prize and a chance to launch their music career.
The format of the show includes multiple rounds of auditions, with contestants being eliminated at each stage until a winner is chosen by a panel of judges. The judges are typically well-known music industry professionals, and have included the likes of Anu Malik, Sonu Nigam, and Neha Kakkar in the past.
The show has been a major success in India, with high viewership ratings and a dedicated fan base. Many of the contestants from the show have gone on to have successful careers in the music industry, including winners such as Abhijeet Sawant, Sandeep Acharya, and Sreerama Chandra.
In addition to the main competition, “Indian Idol” also features various special segments and performances, including duets between the contestants and established Bollywood singers. The show has also been credited with discovering and launching the careers of several young and talented singers in India.