Indian Idol Junior all set to recreate magic from May 30th on Sony Entertainment Television,

“Half Ticket Karenge Full Dhamal”, shouts the young battalion of energy, who is blessed with an inherent talent and are all set to take the nation by storm with their sensational voices. After the success of first edition of Indian Idol Junior and recognizing this budding inert flair on a national level, Sony Entertainment Television is yet again set to offer these talented youngsters the biggest platform to exhibit their talent. The most dynamic singing reality show, Indian Idol Junior is all set to redefine your weekends by adding melody & masti to it, starting May 30th 2015.

At the grand launch of the show, the young idols had a treat for the audience where they paid tribute to the legends of Indian music through a musical extravaganza that travelled through more than 60 years of Indian cinema. Indian Music has created Stars and legends for centuries who not only have left an everlasting impact but have transformed and redefined various genres of Indian music. To pay homage to some of those maestros and bring alive all those years of music, the young idols sang songs of biggest playback singers, from Sonu Nigam to Lata Mangeshkar; Kishore Kumar to Arijit and many more.

Nachiket Pantvaidya, Sr. EVP & Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television, said, “At Sony, we are constantly working towards creating new- age content to engage with our audiences. With the second edition of Indian Idol Junior, we intend to bring the entire family together and recreate a wholesome viewing experience. It is a celebration of Indian music and is bound to increase the entertainment quotient of this season substantially while gifting the music industry with some really outstanding talent.”

Talking about talent, this season’s quotient got notches higher with the inclusion of the most sought after & young actor, Sonakshi Sinha as one of the judges. The spunky, chulbul and a Favorite of the masses, Sonakshi now has new admirers- the young brigade of Indian idols who think that she is the most entertaining judge till date. Speaking on the format of the show and her debut on television, Sonakshi says, ““Playback singing is unique to Indian Cinema. For Our films, music is as essential an entity as probably the story as a whole. With every era of movies, there has come a whole generation of musicians who have almost immortalized some movies through the music. And I’m really excited and happy to be associated with Indian Idol Junior, a reality show that celebrates music and creates platform for young talent to follow their dreams and reach out to the stars.”

A production of such magnitude warrants only the best in the industry to make it happen. Sony Entertainment Television is once again partnering with one of the country’s leading production houses – Fremantle Media. Ms. Anupama Mandloi, Managing Director, FremantleMedia India adds, “Indian Idol Junior was well received and appreciated in its first season in 2013 and it is our endeavour at FremantleMedia to sustain the show's legacy. The making of this season has been thoroughly enjoyable and we hope to bring the phenomenal talent of the juniors to every home and make it the preferred destination. As always, it’s a delight partnering with Sony entertainment television. Their vision for the brand and faith in team collaboration makes for a great product.”

Amidst great pomp and fanfare at the launch, the Judges - ace composer & singer Vishal Dadlani and singer Shalmali Kholgade enthralled the audience with their power packed performances. Joining them as the fourth judge on the show is also singer Salim Merchant. The hosts of this season are the handsome Hussain Kuwajerwala and the effervescent Asha Negi.



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