03 August, 2010, Mumbai. Indian Idol is the most popular music show for the past five years, Indian Idol Season 5-“Desh ki Awaaz” got there three finalists today, Sreeram, Bhoomi Trivedi and Rakesh Maini are the finalists of Season 5. Upset come for Swaroop Khan who has to go out of the show as of minimum voted contestant, just before 12 days remaining when India will get there Fifth Indian Idol.
Indian Idol 5 starts with search for playback singer not a star, with three judges Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant. 15 long weeks, and now its time to rush into the final, but before that a lot have to go, Aamir Khan is coming to Indian Idol set again on 09th August, 2010 with his “Peepli Live” team as Promotion stunt. Before final on 15th August, our Independence Day, Sony television has planned to promote the show daily after 9th August till we reach to the finals on 15th.
Nagesh Kukonoor along with Aashayein Team John Abrahim and Sonal Sehgal launches the Music for there Movie Aashayein, Its a small budget film made under strong direction of Nagesh Kukunoor, Hyderabad Blues, Iqbal fame directed movies
Three Judges of Indian Idol Season 5:
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24-years old Sreeramchandra is a professional singer who lives with his family in Secunderabad. His father is a High Court advocate while his mother is a housewife.
Sreeramchandra started singing during his school days, but began his professional training in singing in the first year of his college. He is a complete music enthusiast and has performed in various music shows including playback singing for few Telegu movies.
His hobbies include sports such as football & basketball, music such as singing and playing guitar. He auditioned for Indian Idol 5 as he feels he has all the qualities to be India’s next big singing sensation. He feels through Indian Idol, he will able to reach as well as showcase his immense talent to the millions of households in the country.
Bhoomi Trivedi, Baroda
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21-years old Bhoomi Trivedi is not new to Indian Idol. In fact she had auditioned for the show twice – Indian Idol 3 & 4 and even got selected. She had to quit the 3rd season as she was suffering from jaundice and 4th as she had a personal crisis wherein her aunt, who she was very close to passed away because of breast cancer. She now returns to the fifth edition of Indian Idol with much more confidence and determination.
Bhoomi belongs to a family that has music inherent in their blood; her father loves to sing while her mother has her own music group. Her elder sister is a trained bharat-natayam dancer. Bhoomi along with her sister and mother are regular performers at Navratri events. Bhoomi started to learn music while she was in 8th grade. She participated regularly in school and college’s competitions that boosted her confidence and made her take up singing seriously.
At the audition, she performs on the song, ‘babul ki aur suno liye…’.After she finishes with the song, Salim and Annu Malek asks her to sing the same song in western style. Bhoomi then suggests performing another song which is in Gujarati, but she will sing it in Spice Girls ‘Wannabe’ song style. Bhumi presents a unique mix of rap and hip hop in Gujarti which leaves the judges spellbound and she gets her ticket for the next round.
Rakesh Maini (Agra):
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27-years old Rakesh Maini belongs to a big family comprising of eleven siblings and his parents based out in Agra. Rakesh’s parents are really old and have dwindling eyesight. Their only wish in life is to see their son, Rakesh performing on television. Rakesh auditioned for Indian Idol to fulfil this wish of his parents. Rakesh has no formal training in music and has largely learnt singing through his own commitment and effort. His favourite playback singers include Sonu Nigam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shaan. Rakesh feels his strength lies in being a complete performer with great stage presence and good entertainment value.
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