on the channel. Even in Pakistan and other Hindi/Urdu speaking countries, Indian Idol has been avidly watched and adored. It has
retained its allure in India, as well as for the Hindi/Urdu speaking people living outside of India.
What is Indian Idol about? A singing competition, in which, various talented participants, from all over India compete against each other to impress the judges and win the title. The winner is rewarded with a hefty cheque, and a contract to record their first album under the Sony label. In short, they launch the winner as a professional singer in the market.
The first winner of the show was Abhijeet Sawant, who has made a decent name for himself by working with some of the known music directors of the Bollywood industry. Names such as Sajid-Wajid, Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal-Shekhar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam, to name but a few. All these opportunities he gained ware due to the recognition achieved for being the winner of Indian Idol season 1.
It has been 16 years now and, Indian Idol is running annually, every season with set of accomplishments and achievements, introducing many new faces to the industry and the world, like Salman Ali and Sunny Hindustani, the season 10 and season 11 winners of the show, respectively.
Indian Idol 2020, Season 12; Due to COVID-19, public and social life has drastically changed for everyone all over the world. The Indian Idol judges, Neha Kakar, Vishal Dadlani, Himesh Reshammiya, and Sunidhi Chauhan are conducting the auditions for season 12 virtually. This is to ensure the health and safety of the contestants.
Whiterock Entertainment sends its best wishes to all the contestants and the judges for this new adventure.
Whiterock Entertainment, being a promoter of Live stage acts and performances, Cinematic productions, and movie releases, has acknowledged the popularity of Indian Idol in the UK. Taking this fact into consideration, Whiterock Entertainment, in association with RockOn Music UK, is bringing Sunny Hindustani, the winner and the runner ups of the season 11 to the Uk for a live-in-concert tour, in order to entertain the UK Desi audience. This show was to happen earlier but because of the current pandemic going on, Whiterock Entertainment had to postpone all events including the Indian Idol UK tour to the next year, 2021. But we are positive as there will be a lot to celebrate once we all get out of this crisis.