Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Love: Theme for Fifth Gala Round of Indian Idol on SET Asia

The theme for fifth Gala rounds of Indian Idol 3, telecast on SET Asia was Love. The contestants of Indian Idol 3 performed on both slow and fast Romantic, love numbers. The show started with an opening number “Signal, Pyar Ka Signal”, all the contestants danced to this fast number. The tone of a romantic night was set with heart shaped balloons, misty smoke and bike rides on the stage. All the judges sang a line from their favourite song.

Emon sang “is pyar ko main kya naam doon..”, Amit performed on “pehla Nasha”, Parleen gave an outstanding performance with “Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika” and Abhishek was simply outstanding with his performance on “Roop Tera Mastana”. The girls also performed well, which matched the boys. Ankita performed on “Suraj Hua Madham”.
SET Asia has done a sting operation on one of the Judges of Indian Idol ‘Annu Mallik’ who has made innumerable Romantic Melodies. A beautiful lady revealed the love story which Annu Mallik has been hiding all these years.

The Judges were concerned about the voting pattern and Annu Mallik was of the view that the deserving contestants are being voted out while those who could have rightfully gone are still continuing on the show
Indian Idol. Javed Akhtar asked all audience to rise above region, caste and creed and vote purely on merit while selecting a contestant. Indian Idol has reached its crucial phase in its run for finding that one voice who will become the next Indian Idol, so don’t be biased, vote genuinely. Watch the melodious gala round of Indian Idol 3 on Sony Entertainment Television Asia.

To vote for your favourite contestant sms the contestants first name to 2525. A BSNL/MTNL fixed landline user can televote by calling 19024242525 followed by 01, 02,. or call on the IVR 1255525 to place your vote. Mobile and wireless consumers can call up 5052525 followed by 01, 02,..to cast your vote. You can also
vote Online at www.indianidol.sify.com/iwayvote/

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Indian Idol telecast on SET Asia will have Actor Ritesh Deshmukh as guest on 26th July


Indian Idol 3, the hugely popular musical competition telecast on SET Asia will have Actor Ritesh Deshmukh as its star guest on July 26, 2007. The fourth Gala Result episode of Indian Idol 3 started off with mini saying that ‘one of the top 10 contestants have a bad news’, after that she said that Puja’s grandmother was ill still she performed on the show. Puja’s visit to her grandmother’s house and a mandir near her house were she offered her prayer’s was shown.

Then Hussain asked the judges why is it difficult for the girl contestants to become the next
Indian Idol, for that Annu answered that the people are voting against the girls and the women’s vote for their favourite male contestant’s. Javed said that in one saying in English, it is written that “for women to be as successful as men, they have to be three times better than men. Udit was of the view that the people are brilliant and will keep only those who sing well.

Next Hussain said that whoever leaves’s the show
Indian Idol, telecast on SET Asia today will receive a Sony Ericsson Walkman phone W200i. Puja, Deepali, Charu and Abhishek were in the Danger Zone. Lastly the result was announced and the person who had to go was Charu, she was shocked to hear this and asked Mini that is she joking, as the stage of Indian Idol meant a lot to her. Charu sang her last song ‘tu ne o rangeeley kesa jaadu kia’, every other contestants came on stage and hugged her with tears in their eyes. Watch Indian Idol 3 telecast on Sony Entertainment Television Asia every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Indian Idol 3: SET Asia’s most popular Television Show

The competition is getting tougher with each coming week on Indian Idol 3, the music talent show aired on SET Asia. The contestants have to prove themselves by singing both slow and fast numbers, as it would show their voice range. Puja kick-started the show with a superb performance followed by every other contestants. Ankita made Govinda to dance to her tunes. The show on Friday ended by showing the performance of the Indian Idol 3 contestants on ‘you are my love’ from the film Partner. The number of girls for the title of Indian Idol ‘Bharat Ki Shaan’ seems to be deteriorating with yet another girl being eliminated.

On the Indian Idol 3 episode telecast on July 19, the third roobaroo the contestants were shown complaining that they were always singing and don’t get to play games for that Mini tells them the format of a game. Abhishek was asked to pick one name who talks like basanti from the three options given and after seeing whom he would say haayee basanti. Deepali got the title. After that a lot of funny questions were asked to the contestants of Indian Idol 3.

Prashant got a lot of appreciation when he came in sepoy uniform and sang ‘Hum bolega toe bologe ki bolta hai’. Javed Akthar was to take special class for the contestant’s of
SET Asia’s Indian Idol so as to improve their pronunciation. Next, clipping of Emon, Parleen and Deepali’s visit to the India Gate was shown. The contestant’s visit to Hyderabad and the performance that they showcased there was shown. While the Indian Idol 3 finalists were in Kolkata, Prashant took them to the Police Academy and they performed in the orchestra room.

A game was played with the contestants of
Indian idol 3 in which whoever wins get to go out on a dinner with their favourite contestant, and the boys won the dinner with Deepali. Lastly the contestants were shown rehearsing with their trainee’s Atul and Ajay. Watch your favourite reality talent hunt show Indian Idol 3 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television Asia.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

SET Asia’s Indian Idol 3’s star guest of the 4th Gala Rounds to be Govinda

SET Asia’s Indian Idol will feature Govinda on the fourth Gala round which will be telecast on July 20th. Govinda will be shown offering his advice to the top ten contestants of the show Indian Idol 3 and he would encourage them in chasing their dream of becoming the next Indian Idol. The Star guest of Indian Idol 3, Govinda danced on Ankita’s song one song being “Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo Bijali Khadi Yahan Bijali Khadi”.

Last Saturday at first the
recap of the previous episode was shown. The show Indian Idol 3 started with a bang and ended with thunderous applause for Amit Paul who outdid himself with his performance Yeh Pyaar Ka Nasha Hai... from the Aamir Khan starrer, Mann. Javed Akhtar was back on the show, he told that that Annu Mallik has all the rights to scold Emon as there was a great expectation from him. Next Mini asked other contestant about Emon’s over confidence for which Puja, Abhishek, Chang and Amit’s answered that he is not at all over confident.

A clipping was shown about what the audience thought about Annu’s remarks, all of them were of the view that Emon is one of the most talented participants in
Indian Idol 3 and thought that Annu Mallik was wrong. Then came the result part Charu, Parleen and Smita were in the danger zone. Charu was declared safe. Judges were asked whom they thought should be out, for that three judges Annu Mallik, Alisha Chenoy and Javed Akhtar thought that Parleen must be out. Udit Narayan thought that it should be Smita.

The hosts of
Indian Idol 3 aired on Sony Entertainment Television Asia announced that Smita is that unfortunate one who is out of Indian Idol 3. Smita was calm and collected when she heard her verdict. She sang a song which was composed by her father. Don’t miss Indian Idol 3 telecast on Sony entertainment Television Asia every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

SET Asia’s Indian Idol 3 theme for third gala round: Celebrity Performance

Celebrity Performance is the theme of the third gala round of Indian Idol 3 which is telecast on SET Asia. The contestants of Indian Idol will have to look glamorous and should perform songs of their favourite stars. The Celebrity Shabana Azmi judged the contestant in the absence of Javed Akhtar on the 3rd gala round of Indian Idol 3. Shabana pointed out the faults of the contestants as she has a keen sense of music. The show gets more exciting as Annu got the taste of his own medicine when Shabana Azmi told him to stop demoralizing the Kids. It was easy for Shabana to prove that she is as good a Judge as her husband Javed with her ear for music and even keener ear for correct pronunciation.

There are some moments that the viewers will surely cherish as the cute boy Meiyang Chang who looked stunning in a black suit and red bow surprised Deepali by presenting her a red rose. The next in line was none other than the most popular anchor of
Indian Idol 3 Hussain. He had a great fall when he ran towards Deepali as he missed a footing on the ramp. Husain broke the silence on the sets as he took to his knees in great style and offered Deepali the beautiful rose. Catch the enthusiasm and excitement of the show Indian Idol 3 only on Sony Entertainment Television Asia telecast every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00pm.

In the second episode of Roobaroo the contestants had a surprise visitor. The contestants were dancing and singing as usual and Parleen and Ankita were performing on the song ‘Awaaz de Kahaan Hai’ in the middle of all the fun the first
Indian Idol Abijeet Sawant made a visit to the sets. Abhijeet’s new Album Ladakh was premiered on Roobaroo. Abhijeet pointed to Amit and told him that “You are progressing in the same pattern that I did, so work hard you just might be the next Indian Idol”.

The reality show
Indian Idol is a platform for people to express their ideas and opinions freely and honestly. The judges won’t hesitate in expressing their views openly which might appear like clash of ideas as they are masters of their own trade. In a reality show like Indian Idol obviously their will be difference of opinion, arguments and even controversies which are the desired result of a Reality show. The fight or the differences between the judges of Indian Idol 3 aired on SET Asia are for finding a good voice who will become the next Indian Idol “Bharat Ki Shaan”.

To vote for your favourite contestant sms the contestants first name to 2525. A BSNL/MTNL fixed landline user can televote by calling 19024242525 followed by 01, 02,….or call on the IVR 1255525 to place your vote. Mobile and wireless consumers can call up 5052525 followed by 01, 02,..to cast your vote. You can also
vote Online at www.indianidol.sify.com/iwayvote/

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Indian Idol 3: A made-for–television–phenomenon presented to the world by SET Asia

SET Asia’s Indian Idol gala rounds takes the viewer’s on an emotional journey of young aspirants waiting to realize their dreams. The third season of Indian Idol promises to be nail biting right to the final. SET Asia has given audiences the honour of selecting that “one voice” who will become the pride of the nation.

On
Roobaroo special telecast on Thursday Mini mentioned about Richa’s exit and the contestants were asked about their feelings for Richa. Prashant and Amit were asked to sing the song ‘Yeh Dosti’ first in Hindi and then in English as they have become best friends like Jay and Veeru of Sholay. Then an award function was shown in which the Ganga Jamna Saraswati Award was given to Smita and the Natak Baaz Puraskar was awarded to Abhishek. Mini gave a tissue paper roll to Smita as award. After that the performance of Charu, Deepali and Ankita that they gave when they were in Lucknow was shown and then their visit to the Radio city was shown. Lastly the contestants were shown rehearsing for the galas.

Milan Singh along with his parents was invited to be a guest on the show Indian Idol telecast on
SET Asia which was a dream come true for Milan. Milan Thakur, the eldest son of a family fled to Mumbai from Bengusarai near Patna to be a part of Indian idol. He confessed that “I love music and singing and wanted to take part in Indian Idol that is why I did what I did”. The boy took forty thousand rupees from his home and came to Mumbai with his two friends, a man who befriended them on the train to Mumbai helped them to get rooms in a city hotel for Rs 400/day. They roamed the streets and even slept at railway platforms when the money got over. The point to be noted is that running away from home does not always end in a musical journey, as all are not as lucky as Milan.

All the contestants performed well on the performance round. On Saturday night the show
Indian Idol 3 started with presenting a family who came from Pakistan to meet the Indian Idol 3 participants, they wished the contestants and invited them to Pakistan. Then the contestants sang the Roobaroo 4 theme. Then Smita entered the stage with a complete makeover which suited her very well. The judges were asked to take the name of one contestant and all the three judges except Javed Akhtar who was absent took the name of Jolly. Then the contestants were asked to vote out one name and most of the people voted against smita. The hosts announced the names of the persons who were in the bottom four, they were Emon, Deepali, Smita and Jolly. The judges were shocked to see Emon and deepali in the bottom four. Jolly Das was the unlucky one who got eliminated in the second galas. At first jolly took it sportingly and she sang the song ‘Gazab Ka Hain Din’ towards the end of the song she broke down to tears and all the other contestants of Indian Idol 3 were shown consoling her.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

SET Asia’s Indian Idol 3: The most entertaining and involving reality show to hit Indian Television


SET Asia’s Indian Idol 3 is the most entertaining and involving reality show to hit Indian Television. Indian Idol 3 telecast on SET Asia is one of the most popular television programs in India. The music competition Indian Idol 3 is hugely popular among the people even outside India. The top eight or nine participants of the previous Indian Idol editions had already been either lapped up by the film industry or have achieved success in stage performances in India and overseas.

The third edition of
Indian Idol is different from the previous editions in terms of the cities it have covered inside India apart from London and Dubai. The winners of the show Indian Idol 3 will be trained by Sony BMG for one year before recording the first album in order to bring perfection to the voice.

The arguments among the judges of the show Indian Idol 3 aired on
SET Asia are not put on for dramatic effect, criticisms are only made when low performance level are noticed by the judges. Each judge of Indian Idol 3 pays attention to different aspects ranging from ragas to performance to presentation and so on. For Sony Entertainment Television Asia’s Indian Idol 3, participants were picked from the grassroots level.

Richa Aneja, the youngest contestant of
Indian Idol 3 is the first one to say good bye to Indian Idol in the gala round as she received the least number of votes. Seeing Richa in tears Javed said to her that whatever she had achieved had achieved in a very early age. Alisha also praised her.

For knowing the contestants of Indian Idol 3 better
Sony Entertainment Television Asia will telecast an Indian Idol special called ROOBAROO on Thursdays which will be a run up episode for the Big Friday: The Gala Episode. Watch the most exciting and amazing music talent hunt reality show Indian Idol 3 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television Asia.

Monday, July 2, 2007

SET Asia telecasts Indian Idol 3- The Grand Galas: “Ab Bharat Chunega Bharat Ki Shaan”

SET Asia ’s Indian Idol 3 aims to present the best singing talent across the nation in the most entertaining and involving manner. Indian Idol has moved on to its most exciting phase of the internationally famous format with its gala rounds. It is a do or die situation for the 13 contestants of Indian Idol 3 as they will have to perform their best so as to win the votes of the audience in order to move into the next round. While you can watch the top 13 contestants performing on Thursdays and Fridays, the results will be shown on Saturdays.

Good news for the entire viewer’s of Indian Idol, taking into consideration the public demand for the show from July onwards Indian Idol will be telecast 3 days a week ie Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00pm only on
Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The gala round of Indian idol 3 promises its viewers never-seen-before entertainment and a viewing experience which the viewers cannot forget. The contestants of Indian Idol 3 gave a mind-blowing performance on the first day of the gala round. The participants rocked the show by giving a great performance with the song jhoom barabar jhoom. All the contestants tried their best to impress the judges as well as the viewer’s by giving a spectacular performance.

Hussein showed a newspaper headline which stated that “3 kids ran away from home with RS, 40,000 to participate in
Indian Idol. The host asked the judges that who according to them deserved to be the next Indian Idol. Alisha thought it would be Deepali, according to Javed it would be Emon and Abhishek was the choice of Annu Mallik. After the performance of all the contestants the judges were given eight seconds to tell whose performance has impressed them the most. Ankita was the choice of Javed, for Udit it was Prashant, Annu Mallik was impressed with the performance of Emon and Amit succeded in impressing Alisha. Now it is time for the audience to decide on who will go to the next round. The voting line will be open from Friday 9:00 pm to Saturday 8:00 am.

To vote for your favourite contestant sms the contestants first name to 2525. A BSNL/MTNL fixed landline user can televote by calling 19024242525 followed by 01, 02,….or call on the IVR 1255525 to place your vote. Mobile and wireless consumers can call up 5052525 followed by 01, 02,..to cast your vote. You can also
vote Online at www.indianidol.sify.com/iwayvote/

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

SET Asia’s Music Talent hunt show Indian Idol 3’s Wild Card Entries Results


The results of Wild Card Entries of Indian Idol 3 telecast on SET Asia are out. The 12th contestant of Indian Idol 3 was selected by the viewers by giving their precious votes. Zayed Khan who was the guest on Friday night announced the name of the twelth contestant as “Amit Paul”. All welcomed Amit as he joined the other eleven contestants. On Saturday night the show started off by showing the judges deciding on whom to select between the three contestants left. Anu Mallik mentioned that suhit is a good performer but Ankita is a better singer. Udit supported Padmanav by saying that he is better than Ankita. Alisha’s choice was suhit. Javed Akthar said that both singing as well as performance is equally important. After some secret discussions the judges decided on one contestant.

The hosts of
Indian Idol 3 Mini and Suhit called the three participants Suhit, Ankita and Padmanav on stage and asked the judges about their decision. Javed Akthar said that it was a very difficult task for them to choose one among the three and finally they chose Ankita Mishra as the lucky thirteenth. Padmanav and Suhit were asked to say something before they leave, to that Padmanav said that they have got a lot from Indian Idol and above all he got to make many friends and Suhit was one among them and they both used to say to each other that one would not leave before the other.

The guest who came for
SET Asia’s Indian idol 3 on Saturday night was Sunidhi Chauhan, she started by singing the song “Crazy Kiya Re”. She rocked on stage by performing the song “Beedi Jalyle” along with all the female contestants. Smita, Charu, Puja and Ankita performed on the song “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu”. Meyang Chang, parleen and Emon performed “Ena Meena Deeka” in bell bottoms. Then the boys and girls were paired up, Abhishek Kumar with Jolly Das, Prashant Tamang with Deepali and Amit Paul with Richa for “Aaj kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche”. After that all the boys came together and sang “Aao Twist Karen” and the girls followed by singing ‘Samjho Isharey’. Annu and Alisha couldn’t stop themselves from joining the twist. Udit said ‘Koi Kisi se Kum Nahi’. According to Annu Mallik the contestants of Indian Idol 3 are the best.

Towards the end of the show Hussain announced that the much awaited Gala round of Indian Idol 3 will begin from June 29th. Sunidhi came on stage again and sang ‘Sajna Ji Vari Vari’, all the 13 contestants joined her in dance and song. Watch Indian Idol 3 telecast on
Sony Entertainment Television Asia every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm.

Ankita Mishra


Amit Paul

Friday, June 22, 2007

SET Asia’s Indian Idol 3 gets more exciting with its rising Suspense and Thrill

Indian Idol 3 telecast on SET Asia is a show that offers distinctive and breakthrough entertainment. The episode on this Friday will show the heartthrob of the Nation Zayed Khan, who made a guest appearance and shared his pleasant memories since the first season of Indian Idol. He finds that the singing talent is growing with each season. Zayed Khan’s advice for the contestants was that “The one who sings from the heart and with complete sincerity is bound to be a winner”. The tiff between Alisha Chinai and Javed Akhtar over suhit took an interesting turn as Javed Akhtar apologized to Alisha for his comment that “Love is not only blind but Deaf too”.

The fate of the top 4 Wild Card contestants of
Indian Idol 3 is about to be decided as the results of the viewer’s poll is in. But the judges need some more time for choosing their favourite contestant in the mean time the contestants performed a medley of songs. Richa and Jolly performed on Main Sadke Jawaan number and Smita and Deepali followed them with Baras Jaa Ae Baadal Baras Jaa and then Prashant and Parleen gave a wonderful rendition of Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli.

The tension mounts as the wait isn’t over yet for the names of the the two lucky contestants. A laugh riot followed with the performance of Emon, Pooja and Abhishek with their version of Ek Chatur Naar Kar Ke Singaar. Emon sang
Jaanu Ke Jaanu Naa by mimicking Annu Malek’s voice to which Javed commented that “Annu sings well in the voice of Emon”. Abhishek caught the attention of Udit Narayan with the song chand chupa baadal main. Udit joined the boys on stage with his tacky Kintu Parantu Bandhu comments. Catch Indian Idol 3 every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television Asia.

Monday, June 18, 2007

SET Asia telecasts Indian Idol 3: The biggest Reality Show in India

The Indian Idol’s journey in search of “Ek Awaaz Jispar Ho Desh Ko Naaz” has become an integral part of the viewer’s lives as it draws ardent support and a voting frenzy. With its immense popularity Indian Idol telecast on SET Asia will continue to showcase exceptional talent on the nation’s biggest platform.

The “Wild Card round” of
Indian Idol 3 started by showing the eliminated 18 contestants practicing in the studio. All the four judges were shown selecting the contestants. Mini and Hussain started off the show. Hussain announced that the contestants will come in batches consisting of 6 people from which 2 people will be selected. From the first batch Aisha and Padmanav got selected, from second batch Bhavin and Suhit got selected and from the third batch three people got selected they are Padmanav, Amit and Ankita, so there were 7 lucky Wild Card contestants. On the Saturday night Amit, Ankita, Shantanu and Suhit got selected.

Watch Indian Idol 3 on
Sony Entertainment Television Asia every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 to find out who all have made it to the next round. Choose your favourite contestant, give your valuable votes don’t be negligent this time.

To vote for your favourite contestant sms the contestants first name to 2525. A BSNL/MTNL fixed landline user can televote by calling 19024242525 followed by 01, 02,….or call on the IVR 1255525 to place your vote. Mobile and wireless consumers can call up 5052525 followed by 01, 02,..to cast your vote. You can also
vote Online at www.indianidol.sify.com/iwayvote/

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Indian Idol 3: Chahiye Woh Ek Awaaz Jispar Ho Desh Ko Naaz on SET Asia

Indian Idol 3 is not just another talent hunt show, it is the most involving and entertaining show that one can ever see on Television. Indian Idol 3 telecast on SET Asia has the potential to allow the audience to play an integral part in deciding in what will happen and be instrumental in choosing that One Indian Idol – “ Bharat Ki Shaan”.

Indian Idol 3 is a television phenomenon which has glued the people to their television sets. All the contestants of Indian Idol 3 are great singers and good performers, they all have the spunk, spirit and the force to become the next Indian Idol. The Wild Card entry gives hope for the 18 people who were out in the Piano Round. Sony Entertainment Television Asia’s esteemed panel of judges consisting of Javed Akthar, Udit Narayan, Alisha Chinai and Annu Malek have a tough task ahead as they have to short list the lucky 6 out off 18. The wild card contenders will have to give their best as it it is their last chance to fame, fortune and moving closer to chasing the dream title of being the nation’s Indian Idol 3.

The Wild Card Contenders destiny lies in the hands of the viewers as they will have to give the verdict. The contstant with the highest number of votes will be the viewers choice ‘Wild Card’ while the second ‘Wild Card’ will be decided by the judges. It will be a nail biting finish as there will be a lot of drama, cheers and heartbreaks. Catch the rocking Friday night Performance only on
Sony Entertainment Television Asia at 9:00pm.

To vote for your favourite contestant sms the contestants first name to 2525. A BSNL/MTNL fixed landline user can televote by calling 19024242525 followed by 01, 02,….or call on the IVR 1255525 to place your vote. Mobile and wireless consumers can call up 5052525 followed by 01, 02,..to cast your vote. You can also
vote Online at www.indianidol.sify.com/iwayvote/

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Indian Idol 3 - Top 11 finalists selected from Piano Round telecast on SET Asia

Indian Idol 3 is the most popular music contest telecast on Sony Entertainment Television Asia every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm. The Auditions for Indian Idol 3 were held throughout the country from big cities to small towns to select the best talent by a team of capable judges, who had made their mark in the Indian Music Industry.

At the end of the show on June 9, 2007 eleven participants were selected. The show began with the entrance of a new girl. Everyone was wondering as Mini revealed her name ‘Jolly Das’, she was one of the finalist who couldn’t participate in the finals of Indian Idol 2 as as she was down with chicken pox. The judges welcomed her as she sang Barso re megha from the film Guru.

From the performance of the girls the judges were asked to name the contestant whom they thought will be out. Alisha thought Smita will be out but Annu, Udit and Javed thought Richa will have to go as her voice has not fully matured. Mini announced the result- she declared Deepali, Richa, Charu, Smita and Pujja to be safe unfortunately Ankita couldn’t make it. Ankita was asked to sing for one last time before going by Alisha. Javed came up to the stage and danced to Ankita’s tunes as she sang Main sirf tera mehboob tu meri mehbooba. Seeing Ankita’s high spirits Javed said “Aaj Yeh ladki jeet gayi, main haar gaya”.

Now about the boys results, as usual the judges were asked for their opinion on whom they thought should go. Alisha’s answer was Prashant, Annu thought Abhishek wasn’t that good. Suhit was the choice of javed and Udit. Hussain declared that Emon, Chang, Parleen, Prashant and Abhishek are safe. Suhit was voted out. Suhit was so depressed that he couldn’t sing when he was asked to sing a song.

At the end of the episode the hosts Mini and Hussain were saying that the next Indian Idol is on the stage, to that Javed replied it might be so but two wild card entries will be done. The judges will choose 6 contestants from the piano round who will sing next week. The audience will have to choose two people among them by giving your valuable votes. So now there will be 13 contestants for the gala rounds of Indian Idol 3. Tune into Sony Entertainment Television every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm.

To vote for your favourite contestant sms the contestants first name to 2525. A BSNL/MTNL fixed landline user can televote by calling 19024242525 followed by 01, 02,….or call on the IVR 1255525 to place your vote. Mobile and wireless consumers can call up 5052525 followed by 01, 02,..to cast your vote. You can also vote Online at www.indianidol.sify.com/iwayvote/

Friday, June 8, 2007

Indian Idol 3: The Talent Hunt Show’s Piano Round on SET Asia

The reality show Indian Idol 3 telecast on Sony Entertainment Television Asia gives the public an opportunity to chase their dreams and the power to make a talented contestant “Indian Idol” – Bharat Ki Shaan. Indian Idol 3 is a made-for –television –phenomenon that combines drama and reality with music, glamour, thrill and humour.

From the 14 boys Roshan and Bharat were eliminated. On June 5th Mini hosted the
show, she asked the judges whom they thought should go from among the girls. According to Javed saab it was Priyanka, Shifa and Vartika, and for Udit it was Vartika, Vanita and Ankita. Vartika, Vanita and priyanka was the choice of Alisha. Annu judged the contestants by watching them on TV, Vanita, deepali, smita and charu were praised by Annu Maliik and he wasn’t impressed with the performance of Vartika, Priyanka etc. The gals were asked to vote out the one whom they thought dosen’t sang well. But the footage was a shocking one as the gals were back-bitting instead of voting out. Aisha and Priyanka got eliminated.

After the break when Hussain was about to invite Suhit to perform, Alisha came in instead of Suhit in his costume and sang “
Made in India” in Suhit’s style. When the boys performance got over javed saab thought that Suhit, Rehan and Shantanu must go, and Udit thought Rehan, Anish and Padmanav must go. According to Alisha, Amit, Padmanav and Abhishek were the people who didn’t perform well. Rehan, Anish and Padmanav were not good according to Annu Maliik. Shockingly Shantanu Sudame was among one of the boys who got eliminated with Anish Jain and Padmanav Bordoloi.

In the next round of
Indian idol, the performance of Top 9 girls began with Mini as the host. She asked Abhishek Kumar about his strategy for the next performance, for that he answered “to remember the lyrics”. He forgot some lyrics in his yesterday’s performance and was completely down after that. Stay tuned to know who all have survived.

The idea behind Indian Idol 3 is to give the youngsters a platform and exposure that they never had before. Viewers, you will have to decide the next
Indian Idol- Bharat Ki Shaan it entirely depends on your vote so please vote genuinely, choose the right one who sings well.

To Vote

SMS to 2525

Call 1902424252 XX (xx – contestant number) from BSNL/MTNL landlines-Tele-voting

Call 5052525 XX (xx-contestant number) from Mobile/Airtel landline-IVR

Call 1255525(BSNl/MTNL)-IVR


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

"Indian Idol 3": Suron Ki Baarish- Piano Round on SET Asia

Indian Idol 3, telecast on Sony Entertainment Television Asia is a show which is so entertaining that it is sure that people will forget everything else. This time in the Piano Round the contestants have to perform with a live band instead of only a piano. For the first time in Indian Television history the voting is going to be from many different countries ie UK, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain.

On June 1st the performances of the girls were strong, but some of them could not live up to their potential. Only three Judges Javed Akhtar, Udit Narayan and Alisha Chinai were present on the show
Indian Idol 3 as Annu was hospitalized with chest pain. Moved by the prayer made by the contestants for Annu’s wellbeing, Javed said that he wished that he takes ill for a day to receive such sweet wishes!

Mini asked the
Judges whom they thought should be going home, for that Alisha’s answer was Rashmi Vijayan and Priyanka Mukherjee. Udit thought Rashmi and Richa should be in the Bottom Two. According to Javed Akhtar both Rashmi and pinky did not live up to the expectations.

The dreams of Rashmi Vijayan from Dubai and Pinky Maidasani from Mumbai who is an Annu fan, to become the next Indian Idol were shattered as they had bid good bye to the stage. The next day the boys gave some
mind blowing performance.

Indian Idol 3 is telecast on
Sony Entertainment Television Asia regularly at 9:00pm till June 9, 2007 to select the Top 10 finalist. The audiences have to choose the “Bharat Ki Shaan, so Vote now the voting lines will open from 9.00 pm and close at 8:00 am and so on for each episode.

To Vote

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Call 1902424252 XX (xx – contestant number) from BSNL/MTNL landlines-Tele-voting

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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Indian Idol 3: The Piano Round on SET Asia

Sony Entertainment Television has set out on a journey to search for that one voice which will truly live up to the proposition of Indian Idol: “Bharat Ki Shaan” in the third season of Indian Idol.

The Piano Round of
Indian Idol 3 will be telecast live from June 1, 2007 to June 9, 2007 on Sony Entertainment Television Asia at 9:00pm. The viewers have to vote for their favourite contestant, the voting lines will open from 9.00 pm on June 1, 2007 and close at 8:00 am on June 2, 2007 and so on for each episode.

In the Piano Round of “Indian Idol 3” telecast on Sony Entertainment Television Asia top ten contestants will be selected from the 28 people chosen by the judges. For the
Piano Round 14 girls and 14 boys will perform on alternate days and the contestant with the lowest vote have to leave the show.

There are some really talented and confident contestants from across India and even overseas participating in
Indian Idol 3. The judges have done their part of the job and will continue to voice their opinions, but the ultimate decision on who the Indian Idol is will be based on the precious votes cast by the viewers.

Don’t wait! Choose your Indian Idol – “
Bharat Ki Shaan”, make the right decision, tune in to Sony Entertainment Television from 1st June till 9th June at 9:00 pm to pick the next “Indian Idol”.

To Vote

SMS to 2525

Call 1902424252 XX (xx – contestant number) from BSNL/MTNL landlines-Tele-voting

Call 5052525 XX (xx-contestant number) from Mobile/Airtel landline-IVR

Call 1255525(BSNl/MTNL)-IVR



Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Second level of Theatre Round of Indian Idol 3 on SET Asia

For Indian Idol 3, about 25,000 participants were auditioned from all over the world, and 123 of them were selected for the Theatre Round. From its first round 66 contestants were short listed instead of 60, because this year there is a rise in the number of talented people participating in Indian Idol 3.

The episode on May 25, 2007 showcased some marvelous singing, fresh talents, bonding and friendship between the contestants, which is the speciality of Indian Idol. The competition will get tougher in the next round of the
Theatre Round as the contestants have to perform live with talented musicians for the first time. Syncronisation between the contestants divided into groups of two and three will be the key to success in this week’s episode.

There is a lot of anxiety, fear and suspence in the atmosphere as the contestants prepare for their
duet round.

The episode had some
interesting moments which include the conflict between Richa and Prashant. It seems that they both have a tough time ahead as Richa is not willing to practice with Prashant. Uma and Maya were late for Round 2 also. The pairs Suhit Gosain and Charu Semwal were brilliant back stage but when they were on stage charu forgot her lines, Suhit tried his best but in vain. In great disappointment Suhit blamed Charu, at that point Mini cooled them down and got them sign the peace treaty. Saswata Battacharjee was over excited and he faints on stage. The most popular Jodis of Indian Idol 3 include Meiyang Chang and Aisha Saye and Harshida and Padmanav.

Catch the enthusiasm and excitement of the show Indian Idol 3 only on
Sony Entertainment Television Asia telecast Fri-Sat: 9:00pm.

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