#EkDeshEkAwaaz in the 11th season of Indian Idol

After discovering India’s musical prodigies for a decade, Sony Entertainment Television is all set to present the 11th season of Indian Idol. Starting ‪October 12, India’s most loved and longest running music entertainment show will air every Sat-Sun at 8pm and will discover a host of talented singers from across the country.

The stage is set and the audience will see the entire nation come together as #EkDeshEkAwaaz to celebrate talented participants with inspiring stories.

Get ready to see singing talent from all walks of life impress the judges and audience alike to become the voice of the nation. The mammoth task of grooming and guiding these contestants’ rests on the shoulders of the accomplished judges – the amazing trio of composer Vishal Dadlani, music director Anu Malik and singer Neha Kakkar. Aditya Narayan will helm the show as the charming host.

From an enormous pool of those auditioning, the chosen participants will go to the Theatre round, where these contestants will give it their all to make it to the Top 15. The competition amongst the Top 15 will intensify with the audience and the judges rooting and voting for their favourite contestants’ week on week till India’s next Indian Idol is chosen.

The local version of the Fremantle and 19 Entertainment co-owned format features some sensational singing talent, that promises to make this season the ultimate entertainment show on Indian television.

Join the super trio of judges as they embark on this new journey to discover India’s next ‘Indian Idol’. Tune in as the musical journey unfolds starting October 12, every Sat-Sun at 8 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television


Ashish Golwalkar, Head of Programming, Sony Entertainment Television

The biggest music festival, Indian Idol is back on television in less than 10 months, only because of the love showered by the audience on us each time. We are delighted that the terrific trio of Judge – Annu Malik, Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar are back and they have brought some outstanding contestants who will defiantly win the hearts of the audience.

Aradhana Bhola, Managing Director - Fremantle India

“Idols is much more than just a musical reality show; its legacy continues to rule the hearts of millions of fans in 56 territories worldwide. At Fremantle, we are elated to be creating Indian Idol season 11 that continues our decade plus strong association with Sony Entertainment Television. We hope that the contestants with their unique voices and inspiring stories from across India will yet again create irresistible entertainment for the viewers as they unite in choosing their beloved Indian Idol.”

Anu Malik, Judge, Indian Idol Season 11

“This show is really close to my heart because I have been associated with it from the very first season. I feel emotional now that the show is entering its 11th season. No show celebrates music like Indian Idol. I am confident that this season will raise the bar high and we will get to singers of a certain calibre.”

Vishal Dadlani, Judge, Indian Idol Season 11

“Indian Idol has been the ultimate platform which has changed the lives of many contestants. I am sure this time too, the entire nation will come together and vote for that one singer who will represent the voice of India, like they did last time with Salman Ali.”

Neha Kakkar, Judge, Indian Idol Season 11

“This is the very same platform that gave me the opportunity to showcase my talent and even though I didn’t win the show, I will always be thankful for the experience and exposure that I got from here. The fact that I was once an aspirant and now a judge on the same show speaks volumes about the show’s rich legacy.”


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