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TV Show, Indian Idol
Indian Idol Latest News and Headlines:
09/23/2007:
It was announced that Prashant Tamang from Darjeeling got the most votes and will be crowned the Indian Idol 3, winner beating his friend Amit Paul for the title of Indian Idol 3. Prashant is Kolkata constable from Darjeeling and received more then seven crore votes. Prashant total the show with his singing of Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen from the Hindi film Baazigar. While Amit sang Duma Dum Mast Kalandar. Bollywood actor John Abraham announced Tamang the winner.
Prashant is a good singer but Amit is a much better overall singer and should have won the Indian Idol title. This show has turned into not finding the best Indian Idol but who can get more votes. Prashant had the big backing of his state and his fellow collegees which have lifted him to the title of Indian Idol over Amit.
I feel they should change the voting for Indian Idol in the future to avoid such one sideness for a contentants. What are your thought on this?
09/14/2007:
Today begin the final lap for the two remaining contestants for the Indian Idol 3, Amit Paul and Prashant Tamang. Who will the next Indian Idol, Amit or Prashant? Amit has the great voice and the personality, but Prashant seems to have the public. Only time will tell who takes the next crown of Indian Idol.
09/08/2007:
Indian Idol 3 to the final 3. On today's show, Adnan Sami, was the guest judge and he had given his songs choice to the 3 contestants to sing. Emon started off with Yeh jo mohhabat hai from Kati Patang, followed by Ek ladki beegi bhaagi si and then Amit Paul followed up with Kora Kaagaz Tha Yeh Mann Mera. All three sang really well and received high marks from all the judges. Then in round 2, Enom sang Banke tera jogi, Prashant with Bheege honth tere and Amit Betaab dil.
06/25/2007:
Indian Idol 3 brought back 6 contestants that were previosly voted off to give them yet another chance. They included Aisha Sayedr, Ankita Mishra, Amit Paul, Bhavin Dhanak, Shantanu Sudame, Suhit Gosain and Padmanav Bordoloi. From these Amit Paul was choosen by the public to rejoin the 11 in the gala round and then Ankita was choosen by the 4 judeges to be the 13 member in the gale round over Suhit and Padmanav, who again were sent home.
05/27/2007:
Indian Idol has finally begun, they have narrowed the final list of contents to 28 vs the usual 24, to include 14 males and 14 female singers. The show is a big hit and is hosted by Mini Mathur and Hussain Khuwajirwala and the judge include Annu Malik, Alisha Chinoy, Udit Narayan and Javad Akhtar. This year Indian Idol search for talent outside India by visiting London and Dubai.
03/06/2007:
Season 3 of the Indian Idol will bring on 2 new judges to replace Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan. The new judge, Alisha Chinoy and Udit Narayan, will join Anu Malik for season 3 of Indian Idol. Auditions dates: Jodhpur & Bhubaneshwar (Feb 15th), Hyderabad & Amritsar (Feb 18th), Srinagar & Nagpur (Feb 21st), Baroda (Feb 27th & 28th), Bhopal (March 7th & 8th), Kanpur (March 12th & 13th), Delhi (March 17th, 18th & 19th), Kolkata (March 24th, 25th & 26th), and Mumbai (March 31st , 1st & 2nd April).
02/03/2007
Both Sonu Nigam and director-choreographer Farah Khan will not be returning as celebrity judge from Indian Idol 3 .


The 1st Indian Idol : Abhijeet Sawant
Sony TV Show Indian Idol, Abhijeet Sawant Abhijeet Sawant
Won the honor of being the 1nd Indian Idol in 2005.
The 2nd Indian Idol : Sandeep Acharya
Sony TV Show Indian Idol, Sandeep Acharya Sandeep Acharya
Won the honor of being the 2nd Indian Idol in 2006.
The Judges
In 2004-2005, the 1st edition of the popular Indian idol contest was judged by of Sonu Nigam, Anu Malik and Farah Khan. They again judged the next set of contestants for year 2005-2006, Indian Idol 2 but for season 3 of Indian Idol two new judges will join Anu Malik, and they are Udit Narayan and Alisha Chinoy.
Sony TV Show Indian Idol, Alisha Chinoy Alisha Chinoy
Alisha Chinoy is an Indian singer and movie actress. She started her career as a pop singer and met with good success initially but then she has some less successful releases. She has since comeback to films as a playback singer. She is well known for her recent successes like Kajra Re ( Bunty Aur Babli (2005) ), Ishq Di Gali, Aaj Ki Raat ( Don The Chase Begins Again (2007) ), Touch me ( Dhoom 2 (2007) ) and Its Rocking ( Kya Love Story Hai (2007) ).
Sony TV Show Indian Idol, Anu Malik Anu Malik
Anu is a well known music director in the Bollywood film industry. He has won many awards including the National Award for his work in Refugee. He has also provided music for such hits as Janeman (2006) , Umrao Jaan (2006) , Zindaggi Rocks (2006) to just mention a few.
Sony TV Show Indian Idol, Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945 at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and is mostly known as the pair of Salim-Javed. He is known as a lyricist, Urdu poet, scriptwriter and Bollywood film songwriter. He worked together with Salim Khan and the duo have written many great movies in the 1970s and 1980s like Zanjeer (1973), Deewaar (1975), Sholay (1975), Don (1978), and Shaan (1980) to mention a few. He later worked alone and has written for Roop ki Rani, Lakshya, Don The Chase Begins Again (2007) , and forthcoming Sholay (2007) .
Sony TV Show Indian Idol, Udit Narayan Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan was born in Bharadah in Saptary, Nepal.and is playback singer that is well know in Bollywood. He has sung for many movies and has received many awards from the movie industry. Some of his well know songs include Papa Kehte Hain, Mera Dil Tere Liye, Pehla Nasha, Jadu Teri Nazar, Mehndi Lagake Rakhna, Kya Kare Kya Na Kare, Pardesi Pardesi, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Mitwaa, Main Yahan Hoon, Yeh Tara Woh Tara and Khaike paan banaraswala ( Don The Chase Begins Again (2007) ) to mention a few.