2022-2023: Indian Idol Season 13 Latest Updates, Contestants, Participants, Eliminations, Nominations, Songs, Episodes, Winner


Latest Update:
  • Today Episode:

  • The show will start with the Top 15 contestants
    including Rishi Singh from Ayodhya, Chirag Kotwal from Jammu and Kashmir, Shagun Pathak from Ranchi, Vineet Singh from Lucknow, Navdeep Wadali, Rupam Bharnarhia from Amritsar, Shivam Singh from Baroda, Kavya Limaye from Gujarat, Bidipta Chakraborty, Anushka Patra, Senjuti Das, Sanchari Sengupta, Sonakshi Kar, Debosmita Roy and Pritam Roy from Kolkata.
  • Neha, Vishal and Himesh shower their praise on 'Indian Idol 13' contestants, As the singing reality show, 'Indian Idol 13' is all about to start, the judges and singers Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani expressed their excitement and hopes that the new season will show some out-of-the-box talents and maybe a few will make their place in the entertainment industry.
    During 'The Dream Debut' episode of the show, Neha talked about her shooting experience and said: "We had a lot of fun shooting for 'The Dream Debut'. The performances we saw of the Top 15 contestants are extraordinary, to say the least. It felt more like the grand finale performance, and from here on, I am eagerly waiting to see every contestant's journey. I am also confident that many contestants will make their debut in the music industry during their journey on 'Indian Idol 13'.
  • Vishal added "All the contestants rightfully showed off their singing prowess to their fans and made us very proud. They have started to display their versatility as musicians, which is what 'Indian Idol' truly is about at its core."
  • Himesh said: "The journey ahead on this super show will see some amazing talents which will rule the music industry soon. You have witnessed great talent last season and this season the talent will take it to another level."
  • Aditya Narayan, who is hosting the third season of the show, said "This is my third season hosting Indian Idol and I can say with pride that I have not seen this kind of talent before. The talent that we have got this time is extraordinary and diverse. I am sure that the audiences will love 'the dream debut' episodes," he shared.

  • Neha Kakkar welcomes Falguni Pathak in the show amid war over ‘Maine Payal Hai Chhankai’ remake,
    Garba Queen Falguni Pathak is mighty upset over Neha Kakkar’s rendition of her iconic song ‘Maine Payal Hai Chhankai’. The 90’s iconic song got a remake with Neha Kakkar and it features Dhanashree and Priyank Sharma and the singer received backlash over the rendition.
    Amid all this, Neha Kakkar and Falguni Pathak shot an episode and shared the Indian Idol 13 stage marking the beginning of Navratri festival. In a video shared by the channel, Neha welcomes Falguni to kickstart garba night in the singing reality show.
  • The caption reads: Indian Idol ke manch par hogi garba night with Falguni Pathak! Dekhiye Indian Idol 13, Theatre Round mein.
  • The promo video also has host Aditya Narayan, Himesh Reshammiya and Neha doing garba as Falguni sings. For the unversed, Falguni shared videos of fans lashing out Neha Kakkar’s song and she equally expressed her dislike for the rendition. The two have been at war with words ever since Neha's version was released. Neha shared a cryptic post saying all the negative comments don’t affect her calling herself ‘God’s child’. Neha on her Instagram wrote, “If talking in such a manner, saying such bad things about me, abusing me.. makes them feel good and if they think it will ruin my day. Then I'm sorry to inform them that I'm too blessed to have bad days. This God's child is always happy coz God himself/herself is keeping me happy.” Falguni Pathak expressed that she almost felt like ‘puking’ hearing Neha’s rendition.

  • Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame Pritam Roy participates in ‘Indian Idol 13’, Remember Pritam Roy, who left the judges mesmerised with his melodious voice in popular reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ and went on to win the spot of the second runner-up? Well, Pritam is ready to make his fans proud yet again. He has participated in the recently launched Hindi music reality series ‘Indian Idol 13’. Judges Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya were impressed by his performance in the initial audition round and gave a green signal to him. Pritam is currently in Mumbai prepping up for the next round. Pritam had participated in the season of Bengali music reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, which crowned Ankita Bhattacharyya as the winner, Singdhajit Bhowmik and Gourab Sarkar won the second position jointly while Nobel and Pritam shared the third spot together. Pritam has been a consistent performer throughout his journey in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ and was one of the strongest contestants of that season. Recently, he participated in Raj Chakraborty directed ‘Sangeet Er Mahajuddho’, yet another reality show which featured some of the very popular singers who were already featured in different singing reality shows. Although Pritam wasn’t in the top three, but he gave a strong competition to fellow participants. In ‘Indian Idol 3’, Pritam’s very first performance managed to catch the attention of the judges. They heaped praises on him too. Interestingly, a few other contestants from Bengal including former participants of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, Bidipta Chakraborty and Niharika Nath have participated in the ‘Indian Idol’. 

  • Neha Kakkar refuses to judge, I
    ndian Idol 13 is premiered on September 10. The much-loved reality show will see the return of judges Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya, and Vishal Dadlani. Interestingly, Neha Kakkar fully surprised as she meets one of her old friends who walks into the audition room. You are my senior, I won't judge you today."  Vineet says, I want Neha also to judge me." A fun press event that took place virtually, Himesh had revealed that Neha keeps her husband Rohanpreet's photo on her table when they are shooting on set.

  • Former contestant of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Anushka Patra participates in Indian Idol 13,
    Young singer Anushka Patra, who earlier stole the hearts of Bengali audience with her melodious voice in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, is ready to participate in yet another reality show. The young girl from West Bengal has cleared the initial rounds of audition in Indian Idol 13 by impressing the judges. She was a part of Abir Chatterjee-hosted popular music reality series ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ in 2020. She took part in the season which crowned Arkadeep Mishra as the winner, while contestants Niharika Nath bagged the trophy of first runner-up and Bidipta Chakraborty became the second runner-up. In that season, Anushka received 'Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya Smriti Purashkar' and Viewers' Choice Award based on Facebook response. Anushka was one of the consistent performers of that season who left the judges mesmerised with her songs. She performed versatile songs and was considered as a strong contender of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’s title. She also took part in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs’ and performed quite well in the show too. Interestingly, Anushka’s co-contestant from the same season, Bidipta, will also appear on Indian Idol 13, which is awaiting its launch soon. Besides them, the stage will welcome yet another passionate singer from Kolkata as a contestant. It will be worth a watch to see the young talents having a musical face-off to cement their position in the competition. Indian Idol 13 will feature Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal Dadlani as the judges. 
  • Indian Idol Season 13 auditions begin in Mumbai
About the Show:
  • Today (July 24), the auditions of the much-awaited singing reality show, Indian Idol 13 which will soon go on-air were held in Mumbai. The audition round which started from 8:00 AM onwards saw approximately 1300 entries at the venue.

  • Host Aditya Narayan sharing his excitement says, “Indian Idol - one of the most prestigious shows on Indian Television is back! In its 13th season, the property that recently announced its multicity on-ground auditions finally reached the ‘City of Dreams’ – Mumbai! I was overwhelmed to see the number of raw and energetic talents that came on-ground with an aim to make it to the prestigious platform. I had a good time engaging with the aspirants and motivated them to keep their confidence level high. Up next, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Delhi - Indian Idol is coming to your city! So don’t miss the on-ground auditions as you too can be the next Davedaar!"
Here’s a glimpse of the Mumbai auditions:
  • Indian Idol has been a revolutionary show that identifies raw talents, providing them with a national platform and making them stars. The show that premiered in 2004 has given the nation many wondrous voices like Salman Ali (winner of Season 10), Sunny Hindustani (winner of Season 11), and the most recent winner of season 12, Pawandeep Rajan who took the nation by storm and is back with Season 13.
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