Indian Idol Junior
After the success of first edition of Indian Idol Junior, Sony Entertainment Television offers a platform, once again, to talented youngsters. Aired every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 PM, the contestants take the nation by storm with their sensational voices. This season’s quotient gets notches higher with the inclusion of the most sought after & young actor, Sonakshi Sinha as one of the judges. With this, the spunky, chulbul and a favorite of the masses, Sonakshi makes her grand television debut. She is joined by ace composer & singer, Vishal Dadlani and Bollywood’s favorite composer, Salim Merchant this season. The handsome Hussain Kuwajerwala and effervescent Asha Negi are the hosts of show. The top 13 contestants are Ananya Sritam Nanda (Bhubhaneshwar), Ajay Brijwasi (Mathura), Ranita Banerjee (Kolkata), Shubhankar Sarkar (Kolkata), Niharika Nath (Kolkata), Moti Khan (Badmer Rajasthan), Surendra Singh (Jodhpur), Nahid Afreen (Sonitpur, Assam), Vidhi Jaswal (Jammu), Yumna Ajin (Malapuram), Nityashree (Chennai), Shrilakshmi Belamannu (Banglore) & Vaishav Girish (Thirssur, Kerala).
With their terrific talent, the child protégés of Indian Idol Junior have redefined weekends by adding melody & masti to it.
The second season of Indian Idol Junior commenced from 30 May 2015 on Sony TV. The season is being aired on Saturday and Sunday nights at 8:30 pm IST. The series is mainly meant for kids aged between five to fifteen years.It can also be accessed through the Sony LIV app.
The show is hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and co-hosted by Asha Negi. Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha is on the judging panel of the show along with Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade and Salim Merchant.
The voting process that commenced on July 4, 2015 is taking place through digital medium. The audience needs to download Sony LIV app and vote for their favourite contestant through the app. They can also log onto Sony LIV website or simply SMS IDOL > to 5252525.
The auditions were held in Kolkata, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai,and for the first time in Dubai and these were judged by Shalmali Kholgade as a special guest for the auditions round along with Vishal Dadlani and Salim Merchant.
The winner of the show will receive a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakh from Sony Entertainment Television and other prizes from sponsors of the show.