Har Idol ke piche na jane kitne Idol hote hain goes the promo of Indian Idol 6. And this holds true for all the contestants who have their friends, families, colleagues and countless other people to thank for backing them up and in helping them make their journey this far on the show.
But ever wondered who the Indian Idol judges admire? Who their inspirations are?
As the sixth season of Indian Idol starts from 1st June 2012, judges Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant and Anu Malik will be joined by the legendary Asha Bhosle who will be the fourth judge on the show.
Sharing their thoughts on the people who have truly inspired their music, the four judges all have their favourites. For Asha Bhosle, her idol is her father Deenanath Mangeshkar who she says taught her sangeet and sargam. From the filmy world, her choice is the man with the golden voice: Kishore Kumar who s he feels is unmatched by any other singer of today’s generation. Judge Sunidhi Chauhan grew up listening to Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar who remain her personal favourites.
Anu Malik was bowled over by RD Burman and Mohammed Rafi especially when he heard Rafi saab sing O Haseena Zulfon Wali. Anu Malik also adds that that singers like Kishore da and Mohammed Rafi belong to a different league and there can be no singers like them ever! Salim Merchant’s inspiration is table maestro Zakir Hussain and considers the legend as a very good human being.
Now that we know who our judges admire, will the contestants impress them with their rendition of the legends’ songs? Only time will tell.