Indian Idol 3
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|Broadcast from||May 4, 2007 – September 23, 2007|
|Host(s)||Hussain Kuwajerwala, Mini Mathur|
|Origin||Darjeeling, West Bengal|
|Song||"Zindagi Pehle Kabhie"|
|◀ 2007 ►|
Bharat Ki Shaan
|(with dates of elimination)|
|Amit Paul||Runner up|
|Emon Chatterjee||September 8|
|Ankita Mishra||September 1|
|Meiyang Chаng||August 25|
|Puja Chatterjee||August 18|
|Deepali Kishore||August 11|
|Abhishek Kumar||August 4|
|Parleen Singh Gill||July 28|
|Charu Semwal||July 21|
|Smita Adhikari||July 14|
|Jolly Das||July 7|
|Richa Aneja||June 30|
The third season of Indian Idol began on 4 May 2007 and concluded on 23 September 2007. It was hosted by Mini Mathur and Hussain Kuwajerwala. Anu Malik, Alisha Chinai, Javed Akhtar and Udit Narayan were the judges. Prashant Tamang won the competition.
- Jodhpur & Bhubaneshwar: February 16
- Hyderabad & Amritsar: February 18
- Srinagar & Nagpur: February 21
- Baroda: February 27 & February 28
- Bhopal: March 7 & March 8
- Kanpur: March 12 & March 13
- Delhi: March 17, March 18 & March 19
- Kolkata: March 24, March 25 & March 26
- Birmingham, UK: March 30, March 31 & April 1
- Mumbai: March 31, April 1 & April 3
- Dubai, UAE: April 6 & April 7
He has been singing since childhood, but has never had any formal training. He sings in the police orchestra. He was in the Special Armed Force and has been working with the Kolkata Police since 2002. Prashant's father, who was with Kolkata Police, died when his son was still a teenager. The tragedy forced the teen to leave school and step into his father's shoes to look after his mother and sister. he is a winner to Indian idol season 3.
Known as the lover boy of Idol, he had quit his studies to pursue a career in music. He can sing in six different languages.
She is extremely passionate about singing. She made judges Anu Malik, Alisha Chinai, Javed Akhtar and Udit Narayan dance to her tunes. This talented girl did her schooling from the Mariampur Senior Secondary School, Kanpur, aspires to be a playback siger. She can even sing in a male voice. She was often called "the Powerhouse performer".
Converges young achievers award - for performing arts, Recorded for Bappi lehri "Naach to the groove" Sang Title track (Rap song) for Disney channel, Finalist of K for Kishore - Sony TV, Member of India's only Running all-girls band "SENSATION" Hosted Indian idol 4 & 5 auditions, Hosted a show "Kahan kho gaye - ek sach" for focus TV, Performed with Sonu nigam, Kailash kher & many more Performed with Katrina kaif, Kareena kapoor, Priyanka chopra and many more, Done more than 1700 shows all over the world.
He is Chinese origin by birth, born in India. Before Idol, he was a dentist. Never trained in music, he believes that he has inherited his singing genes from his father. He was a particular favourite of Alisha Chinai. Upset, she even left the stage after Chang was declared eliminated.
She has learnt classical music for five years, and is also a good dancer and actor. Extremely hard working, she wants to use her talent and become a singer. She also wants to utilize her talent of spontaneous oration and become a Radio Jockey. She later sang in a duet with Emon Chatterjee.
Parleen Singh Gill
A great singer and a performer, he was often affectionately called the Chocolate Boy. He also tried out for Indian Idol 2 and made it to the top 50. Apart from making it big as a musician, he would like to join the Indian Army, like his father. He is very popular to girl to his great personality......After Indian Idol, he became a member of the famous ‘F4 band’, which was formed in contract with Sony BMG, consisting of Chang, Abhishek & Parleen himself. The band released their album in 2008 ‘Tu Toh na Aayi’, which was huge hit amongst youngsters and also he was 'Artist of the month for channel (V) and rising stars for channel (etc.) and many more. Now apart from singing he is a radio jockey with Red FM-93.5 as well. Has done shows all over India and countries like –Hong Kong, U.S.A, Kuwait, Dubai, S.Africa, Nairobi, Canada and many more.
Greatly inspired by singer Sonu Nigam and Kishore Kumar, he believes he has the X-factor to earn a good name in the music industry. He had also tried for Indian Idol seasons 1 and 2. He is a third year engineering student from Sir MVIT Bangalore and is a good dancer and does good mimicry. He has completed his engineering in the year 2009. And working as well till today. He has done playback for a movie Don Ke Baad Kaun and is pursuing his career in Music industry. He was also the Lead Singer of the Indian Idol Boy Band F4 with Sony Music. The boy band has released a music album also called Tu To Na Aai.
Coming from a musical family from Kolkata, she has been learning classical music for 20 years. A graduate from the Calcutta University, she has two Bengali music albums to her credit. She was one of the most versatile contestants on the show.
She was in Indian Idol 2, but being affected by chicken pox, she had to quit the show. This gave her the opportunity of being a part of the third season without any auditions. She has done graduation in music from Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata. The first-generation singer from her family, she idolizes Lata Mangeshkar.
The youngest among all the contestants. She aspires to become a famous vocalist. She has won several competitions at the district and state levels in Punjab.
|Did Not Perform||Top 28||Top 13||Winner|
|Safe||Safe First||Safe Second||Eliminated|
|1||Prashant Tamang||Bottom 2||Winner|
|2||Amit Paul||Elim||Adv||Bottom 2||Elim|
|3||Emon Chatterjee||Bottom 3||Bottom 3||Bottom 3||Bottom 2||Elim|
|4||Ankita Mishra||Elim||Adv||Bottom 2||Bottom 2||Bottom 2||Elim|
|5||Meiyang Chang||Bottom 3||Elim|
|6||Puja Chatterjee||Bottom 2||Bottom 3||Bottom 3||Bottom 3||Elim|
|7||Deepali Kishore||Bottom 2||Bottom 2||Elim|
|9||Parleen Singh Gill||Bottom 3||Bottom 2||Elim|
|10||Charu Semwal||Bottom 3||Elim|
|11||Smita Adhikari||Bottom 2||Elim|
Here is a list of special judges who appeared in Indian Idol 3:
- John Abraham, Mika Singh, Abhijeet Sawant, Sandeep Acharya, Sukhwinder Singh—Grand Finals on Sunday, September 23, 2007
- Usha Uthup, Zubeen Garg and Mona Singh—Friday, September 21, 2007
- John Abraham and Bipasha Basu—Gala on Saturday, September 15, 2007
- Sanjay Dutt, Karishma Tanna, Ritesh Deshmukh and Chak De India girls—Friday, September 14, 2007
- Sajid Khan and Wajid Kahn—Robaroo on Thursday, September 13, 2007
- Adnan Sami—Gala on Friday, September 7, 2007
- Tushar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi and Kunal Khemu—Gala on Friday, August 31, 2007
- Leslie Lewis—Robaroo on Thursday, August 30, 2007
- Sonu Nigam—Gala on Friday, August 17, 2007
- Soniya Mehra—Robaroo on Thursday, August 16, 2007
- Anil Kapoor and Ajay Jadeja (Guest Appearance on Friday) -- Gala on Friday, August 10, 2007
- Ganesh Hegde—Robaroo on Thursday, August 9, 2007
- Ila Arun—Gala on Friday, August 3, 2007
- Dr.Seema Hingorani—Robaroo on Thursday, August 2, 2007
- Ritesh Deshmukh—Robaroo on Thursday July 26, 2007.
- Govinda Ahuja—Gala on Friday July 20, 2007
- Shabana Azmi—Gala on Friday July 13, 2007
- Sunidhi Chauhan—Saturday June 23, 2007
- Zayed Khan—Friday June 22, 2007
- Kailash Kher—Auditions
Season 2 (2006)
Season 3 (2007)
Season 4 (2009)