Today, Indian Idol is one the successful singing reality television shows in India! The show is just the copy of Pop Idol which is UK based television music contest designed by Simon Fuller (creator of idol franchise)! The aim of show is to discover the talent of singing India! Just after the first few seasons, it has become a dream of vocalist to win Indian Idol to establish an Identity as a playback singer in Bollywood. Till 2017, 9 seasons of this show is completed and season 10 is expected to come in 2018. All 9 seasons of this competition show was telecasted on Sony Entertainment Television (SET)!
Season 1 (October 2004 – March 2005)
The first season of show was telecasted on SET from October 2004 to March 2005. Top 12 contestants of season 1 were Priyanka Venkateshwara, Vishal Kothari, Amit Tandon, Harish Moyal, Mukesh Pancholi, Aditi Paul, Ravinder Ravi, Rahul Saxena, Prajakta Shukre, Rahul Vaidya, Amit Sana, and Abhijeet Sawant.
- Anu Malik (Playback Singer and Music Composer).
- Sonu Nigam (playback singer and actor).
- Farah Khan (Actor/Director/Choreographer).
Anchors: Amar Verma and Mini Mathur.
Elimination Sequence of Top 12 Contestants
- Priyanka Venkateshwara.
- Vishal Kothari
- Amit Tandon
- Rahul Saxena
- Harish Moyal
- Mukesh Pancholi
- Aditi Paul
- Ravinder Ravi
- Prajakta Shukre
- Rahul Vaidya
- Amit Sana – 1st runner up
- Abhijeet Sawant – Winner.
About Winner and Runner Ups
Abhijeet Sawant is the winner of season 1st. He is from Mumbai. Just after winning the show, he launched his first album called Aapka Abhijeet on 7th April, 2005. In this same year, he sang a famous popular song Ashiq Banaya Apne with Himesh Reshammiya! He also participated in Asain Idol in 2007 and in the same year he released his second album called Junoon. Moreover, season 5 of Indian Idol was co-hosted by him.
Amit Sana is the first runner of up in this season! He gave many good performances during the season such as Woh Kisna Hai, Tere Bin Nahi Jeena Mar Jana Dholna, Zindagi Me Kahi Koi Aaye Na Rabba, and more. You can see these performances in Learning Zone! He is from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. Amit sang with Abhijeet in Aapka Abhijeet. Some of his albums are Chal Diye, Yaadein, and more. Moreover, he also participated in Jo Jeeta Wo Hi Super Star on Star Plus. Currently, he is doing live stages show!
Rahul Vaidya is the second runner up. Just after the 8 months of this achievement, he launched his album called Tera Intezar! Furthermore, you will be surprised to know that Sajid-Wajid composed music for this album! Apart from all these things, he also did live stages show in many countries such as India, USA, Bangladesh, The Maldives, and More. Later on, he won Jo Jeeta Wahi Super Star in 2008.