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Indian Idol 3 fever grips Delhi

art-and-culture Updated: Aug 17, 2007 20:40 IST
Neha Chawla
Neha Chawla
Hindustan Times
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The fans were going crazy with anticipation and shouts of 'Emon we love you', 'Chang you are rocking' were getting persistent. Testing the patience of their fans by turning up a bit late and relishing their newfound fame, the six final Indian Idol 3 contestants wearing tricolour ensembles set the stage on fire.

The mood was upbeat when the contestants kicked off their first live performance in the capital on a patriotic note. Their charged performance of Jana Gana Mana left the audience spellbound.

The musical concert oozed of vigour and vibrance with Puja and Ankita swaying the audience with Sajjna Ji vaari vaari and all the finalists lending their voice to Roobaroo… roshni hai.

The event was organised by Miditech Pvt Ltd to celebrate 60 years of India’s independence. Hussain and Mini Mathur hosted the show while music director Annu Mallek graced the occasion with his presence.

Indian Idol, a reality show launched two years ago, caught the imagination of the public with its unique theme of tapping raw talent and catapulting them into national fame. Abhijeet Sawant, the first Indian Idol, became a superstar in India, followed by Sandeep Acharya, the second Indian Idol.

The show is now in its third season and is stated to be the ‘the biggest talent hunt’ in the history of Indian television with auditions conducted across 12 cities.

“Today’s concert is a showcase of how the contestants have matured tremendously as performers and how well they are able to connect with a live audience now,” Niret Alva, Executive Producer, Indian Idol and President Miditech, said.

Alva told Hindustantimes.com that despite being in the third season the show is soaring the TRP graphs and has seen overwhelming viewer engagement.