Indian Idol Junior
Indian Idol Junior is an Indian reality television singing competition. It is a spin-off of Indian Idol. It began broadcasting on Sony Entertainment Television Asia from June 1, 2013. Karan Wahi and Mandira Bedi were hosts of the show which was judged by music duo Vishal-Shekhar and with playback singer Shreya Ghoshal.
|Indian Idol Junior|
|Broadcast from||June 1– September 1, 2013|
A second season started on 30 May 2015. The new judges were Salim Merchant and Sonakshi Sinha, while Vishal Dadlani reprised his role as the judge. The show was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and co-hosted by Asha Negi.
Anjana Padmanabhan was the winner.
Guests included Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, and Bappi Lahiri. Shahrukh Khan, Rohit Shetty and Deepika Padukone featured as special guests to promote their upcoming film "Chennai Express".
The top 11 contestants were invited back to perform for the grand finale. Shahid Kapoor, Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra were also present. Amitabh Bachchan gave away the first Indian Idol Junior trophy to Anjana Padmanaban.
Ananya Sritam Nanda, from Bhubaneshwar, was the winner. The judges were Salim Merchant, Sonakshi Sinha and Vishal Dadlani. Shalmali Kholgade had appeared for the preliminary selection rounds, as well as for the first elimination round, after which Sonakshi Sinha replaced her. The show was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and Asha Negi. Format Adapted by = Satish Datt and Ujjwal Anand
|Ananya Nanda, Bhubaneswar, Odisha||Winner|
|Nahid Afrin, Biswanath Chariali, Assam||1st Runner-up|
|Nithyashree Venkataramanan, Chennai, Tamil Nadu||2nd Runner-up|
|Vaishnav Girish, Thrissur, Kerala||5 September 2015|
|Moti Khan, Barmer, Rajasthan||30 August 2015|
|Niharika Nath, Agartala||23 August 2015|
|Ranita Banerjee, Kolkata, West Bengal||9 August 2015|
|Sreelakshmi Belmannu, Bangalore, Karnataka||2 August 2015|
|Ajay Brijwasi, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh||2 August 2015|
|Yumna Ajin, Malappuram, Kerala||19 July 2015|
|Surendra Singh Panwar, Jodhpur Rajasthan||12 July 2015|
|Vidhi Jaswal, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir||5 July 2015|
|Shubhankar, Kolkata, West Bengal||5 July 2015|
- "Indian Idol Junior - About". setindia.com. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- Indian Idol Junior's judges in Lucknow - Times Of India
- Anjana Padmanabhan is the first Indian Idol Junior - Times Of India
- Priyam & Govinda go ‘Auva Auva’ on Indian Idol Junior - Times Of India
- Chi Chi gets emotional on Indian Idol Junior - Times Of India
- Judges of Indian Idol Junior - (L-R) Shekhar, Shreya and Vishal pose during the promotions of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in Mumbai.
- Indian Idol Junior Judges croon with Bappi Da - Times Of India
- SRK’s Chennai Express to halt at Indian Idol Junior - Times Of India
- Indian Idol Junior Judges perform for Grand Finale 1st Sept 2013 | News
- Thrilled to be India's first Indian Idol Junior: Anjana - Times Of India
- "Latest news - Indian Idol Junior". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved Sep 2013. Check date values in:
- Delhi’s talent leaves ‘Indian Idol Junior’ judges ‘amazed’ _ The Indian Express
- Sonakshi Sinha to judge 'Indian Idol Junior' - The Economic Times
- Sonakshi Sinha to make her small screen debut with Indian Idol Junior
- Asha Negi to co-host Indian Idol Junior with Hussain - The Times of India
- Confirmed! Asha Negi to host ‘Indian Idol Junior’
- Shotgun Junior Sonakshi Sinha to judge Indian Idol Junior! - Daily News & Analysis