Mumbai. After the great response to Indian Idol Junior, Sony Entertainment Channel has announced Indian Idol Sub-Junior, which will start immediately after the completion of Indian Idol Junior. A press release from the channel was issued yesterday in this regard and sent to media houses and expecting mothers.
A child must be aged 12 months or below on the date of audition to take part. Kids will be judged on the way they cry. The search is to find the kid who can best cry in sur. Once the auditions are over, the kids will be trained to cry musically so that they can give their best possible performance on stage.
Crying Baby
He should cry only for TV
Explaining the rationale behind starting this show, an executive producer for the channel said, “See, life is all about rejections, disappointments, and getting judged by strangers; the sooner these kids learn that, the better it is for them. The response to Indian Idol Junior has been great so I am sure people will like the sub-junior show too.”
Vishal-Shekhar and Shreya Ghoshal, currently judging Indian Idol Junior will most likely be retained for the Sub-Junior show but producers aren’t sure on Shreya Ghoshal yet. “She sees a Rasgulla in every child and some of the contestants on Indian Idol Sub-Junior are going to be as small as a Rasgulla, we are afraid she may end up eating one of them,” a person working on the show format told us.
This announcement has provided a new business opportunity for the previous winners of Indian Idol (the senior version), who were out of work. All of them have started musical training institutes next to Gynecology clinics looking for pregnant women so that they can train the fetus to cry musically once it comes out of the womb.
When asked if it is even possible to provide musical training to a fetus, one trainer said, “What man, Abhimanyu can learn about Chakravyuh in his mother’s womb and these kids can’t learn Sa Re Ga Ma? The competition is going to be intense for the Indian Idol Sub-Junior so these kids need all the training that they can get. There isn’t going to be much time after birth for that so they need to start now.”
As per the executive producer of the show, initial plan was to have a show for kids who haven’t started speaking yet but then they were afraid that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may come for auditions too.
Mandira Bedi, who will be hosting reality singing show Indian Idol Junior, has all the colours on her sari. The actress and anchor was seen in a multi-colour Satya Paul sari with a strappy blouse. Mandy could have gone for some pastel colours. A dampener for us. 
Starting on June 1, Indian Idol will have kids aged between 5 to 15 years participating in the competition to become India's first Indian Idol Junior. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Singer Shreya Ghoshal, who is one of the three judges on the show, was yet another example of bad dressing. She went all wrong in her floor-length black anarkali with a blue velvet border. She needs a stylist desperately. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

As a host on the kids’ reality show, she will don harem pants and jumpsuits in the audition rounds and formal attire for the theatre round

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  • Mandira Bedi says the audience will see her wearing “lots of clothes” when she co-hosts “Indian Idol Junior”
She made the noodle-strapped, halter, backless and low-cut blouses a rage a decade ago, but for her role as an anchor on kids’ singing reality show Indian Idol Junior, Mandira Bedi is ready to put on “lots of clothes”.
One couldn’t help but ask Mandira what will she wear for the show.
“The dress code is ‘lots of clothes’,” said Mandira, who glamourised the age-old sari and blouse concept as the host of Extraa Innings during the 2003 cricket World Cup.
She broke into laughter, and added, “It will be more clothes than you’ve ever seen me in before.”
On a serious note, Mandira, now a mother of an almost two-year-old boy, has sported casual wear for the audition rounds. “Jeans, harem pants and jumpsuits,” she said, adding that for the theatre rounds, it may be “formal by one notch”.
But for the gala rounds, which will see some of the top contenders, she will have to give in to “a little bit of formality”.
Mandira is co-hosting the show with Karan Wahi. Though she has hosted several reality shows, and live events over the years, this is the first time she has taken on a show involving children.
She admits she isn’t one to baby talk children, but says when one is working around children, “you have to simplify things a little bit”.
“You can’t be complicated with them. There’s a certain language you’d use with them,” she added.

'Indian Idol Junior' to launch on Sony TV
Indian Idol Junior' to launch on Sony TV
Sony Entertainment Television Asia has confirmed the launch of its music talent show ‘Indian Idol Junior’.
‘Indian Idol Junior’ will be similar to its flagship ‘Indian Idol’ format, however only children will be vying for the winning title.
The three judges who will front the show are Vishal Shekhar and Shreya Ghoshal. Mandira Bedi and Karan Wahi will host the programme. Wahi has recently just completed his stint as host of Star Plus’ popular show ‘Nach Baliye 5′.
‘Indian Idol Junior’ will take the Saturday and Sunday 20:30 slot from 1st June.

Indion Idol Junior - Shekhar Ravjiani, Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Dadlani

Indian Idol the most popular singing reality show that has presented some of the finest singing talent in the country, is back in a new avatar. Indian Idol Junior - the search for the new young voice that will enthrall millions of viewers across India reached the capital city Delhi. 

The auditions received an outstanding response from the city.

With MandiraBedi anchoring the audition, the excitement amongst aspiring singers who gathered at Noida Expo Centre was overwhelming. To ensure that 'Koi Bhi Talent Chhootne Na Paye' the three biggest names of the music industry Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani had the daunting task of picking the best talent amongst thousands of young aspirants. 

The awesome trio were thrilled by the phenomenal response to the audition. Enthusiastic people were seen queuing up for their claim to fame from the wee hours of the morning. Indian Idol took reality television to new heights and has produced some of the finest and most talented singers. Even though the show is in its seventh season, 'Indian Idol' continues to be as exciting as it was when it first came to India.

Indian Idol Junior is produced by the format owners Fremantle Media and once again the show is all set to enthrall the viewers across the country with new talent. This year Indian Idol Junior will cover the entire nation to scout for the best singing talent and the auditions will be held in the following cities:-

City Audition Dates
 6th April 2013

Mumbai: 13th - 14th April 2013
After presenting India with some of the most talented and loved voices, the hunt for the first Indian Idol Junior is on. So what are you waiting for? Begin your riyaaz now!

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