Mumbai: Sony Entertainment Television is all set to launch season 13 of its flagship singing reality show, Indian Idol. The show will premiere on 10 September and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
This year’s campaign "Phir saath aane ka bahana hai, ab mausam musicana hai" brought alive the celebration of music and togetherness.
The show will be hosted by Aditya Narayan and the ultimate trio – Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani – will reprise their roles as judges once again. The channel noted that they are here to make the 'mausam musicana!’
SET head-programming (non-fiction), channel Sonal Yadav said, "Indian Idol is a revolutionary show that has set a precedent since its launch. The platform has given recognition to many aspiring singers who have always dreamt of making it big in the world of music. With Season 13, our core focus is to highlight real and aspirational singers who bring out variety and uniqueness. Through the multi-city on-ground auditions this year, we have truly managed to scout some exceptional talent. With the expertise Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani bring to the table, Indian Idol is ready to make the ‘mausam musicana.’ Also, collaborating with Fremantle has always been a pleasure, and with season 13, we yet again look forward to a successful season of Indian Idol."
Under the production of Fremantle, the singing reality show has brought families together, making it a wholesome viewing experience. With incomparable voices and inspiring stories, the show is the one-stop singing platform that provides unlimited entertainment and caters to viewers across age-groups.
Fremantle India managing director Aradhana Bhola commented, "Indian Idol isn’t just a show for us, it is a promise of limitless talent, opportunities, and lives changed for the better, forever. We can’t wait to bring forth the diverse singing talent and inspiring life stories of this season to the viewers and continue our legacy of having them find a special place in the hearts of millions of Indians."
Also, this year, the show hosted the multi-city on-ground auditions in 11 cities after a gap of two years and witnessed overwhelming participation. Like every year, in its 13th season, the show is set to bring to the fore diverse musical talent from across India, bringing forth the country’s rich multi-cultural background. Right from genres like pop, classical, fusion, folk, opera, and more, this season will see some exceptionally talented Davedaars bring out versatility, rhythm, and soul through their singing talent.