Indian Idol Junior Auditions in Kolkata Commence in the Presence of Shalmali Kholgade, Vishal Dadlani and Salim Merchant


Indian Idol Junior Auditions in Kolkata

Indian Idol Junior which gathered huge response from the audiences in the earlier editions is back yet again to mesmerize the viewers. With the Kolkata auditions taking place in the city starting 4th April, judges Shalmali Kholgade, Salim Merchant and Vishal Dadlani were in the city for the selection of the candidates. Bollywood diva Sonakshi Sinha will also be judging the show.


One of the highlighting aspects that the participants will be getting this year is the chance to be a part of the auditions with the help of a digital process called Digital Ace. To participate in the auditions with the help of this method, the kids will have to upload their best audio or video performances on the Sony LIV website or the Sony LIV App. The digital jury members will select twelve participants from them and they will be called to Mumbai for the Jury round. The top four will get the chance to perform in front of the judges.


Speaking at the occasion, the Balam Pichkari singer, Shalmali Kholgade said “This is my first stint as a judge on a musical show. I am very thrilled and equally nervous. I will be sharing the judging seats with Vishal and Salim who are my friends. But the biggest cause of tension is selecting the kids. I have been warned beforehand that the talent in Kolkata will blow me. And wow!! What performances!! Selecting the kids is a really, really tough job”.


Two kids Arnab and Ananya have been already selected from the Kolkata lap of auditions by the judges. The two young singers also performed in front of the press during the press conference.

After the Kolkata lap of the auditions, the next auditions will take place at Delhi, Chandigarh and Mumbai on 11th April, 18th April and 25th April respectively.

Priyanka Dutta

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