The show Indian Idol is produced by Namit Sharma under the banner of ARSenic’s Business Empire’, heading towards season 13 Grand Finale after 12 successful editions.
The last season of the show declared the very talented Pawandeep Rajan from Uttarakhand as its winner, whereas Arunita Kanjilal ended up as the first runner-up of the season. This was Indian Idol’s longest-running season (November 28, 2020-August 15, 2021).
The 13th season was launched on Sony TV on September 10, 2022, and it premieres every Saturday and Sunday, at 8 p.m. You can also watch it online at any time and from any location using the Sony LIV app.
The show is judged by stalwarts Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani, and Himesh Reshammiya, while Aditya Narayan and Haarsh Limbachiyaa roped into show as hosts.
Indian Idol 13 Judges & Host
The 13th season of the show is judged by popular singing stalwarts from Bollywood: Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar, and Himesh Reshammiya, with singer-TV presenter Aditya Narayan hosting the show, Haarsh Limbachiyaa is co-host for few and special episodes.
Indian Idol 13 Finale Date & Prize Money
The ongoing season started airing on Sony TV from September 10, 2022, and it is broadcasted on Sony TV every Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. The winner will receive a Rs 25 Lakhs cash prize along with an Indian Idol 13 trophy.
If you love to watch shows online, download the Sony LIV app and enjoy the show anytime, anywhere. However, the Finale date is yet to be announced, it looks like Indian Idol 13 will see its finale taking place around Feb end.
Indian Idol Season 13 Winner Prediction
Indian Idol Season 13 has completed 4 and half months so far. The show started with 15 contestants, is getting more interesting day by day. As of now, 8 contestants are fighting the singing battle whereas 7 contestants, Kavya Limaye from Vadodara and Vineet Singh from Lucknow recently got eliminated from the show.
44 episodes of Indian Idol 13 have been aired, so far, Ep 43 and Ep 44 aired on 4th and 5th Feb 2023 at 8 pm on Sony TV and simultaneously streamed on Sony LIV app.
Rishi Singh, Navdeep Wadali, Deboshmita Roy are strong contenders this season.
Indian Idol Season 13 All Contestants & Elimination
Here is the list of the top contestants in Indian Idol Season 13, the show celebrated its success party on 1st Jan 2023 (Sunday).
1- Navdeep Wadali
Navdeep Wadali, the 20-year old contestant from Amritsar, Punjab, has gained immense popularity after appearing in Indian Idol Season 13. He has earlier participated in many singing competitions. He is a relative of popular Sufi singer duo, Wadali Brothers- Puranchand Wadali and Pyarelal Wadali.
2- Sonakshi Kar
Sonakshi Kar is a trained classical singer from Kolkata, West Bengal. In 2011, she participated in the popular Bengali singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs’ ‘, which aired on Zee Bangla. Apart from that she also participated in Hindi singing reality shows Indian Idol Junior (2013) and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs’ (2017).
3- Shivam Singh
Another contestant of Indian Idol 13 is Shivam Singh from Vadodara, Gujarat, and he has stolen the judges’ hearts with his beautiful voice. It is not the first time he has participated in a singing reality show. He previously appeared in The Voice India Kids, which aired on the &TV Channel in 2016.
4- Rishi Singh
Rishi Singh from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, is impressing the judges with his mesmerising voice in Indian Idol Season 13. He is one of the top contenders in the show.
Recently, Bollywood’s popular filmmaker duo Abbas Mastaan was invited in an episode on Indian Idol 13. After listening to Rishi’s performance on the track, the brother duo couldn’t resist themselves from singing the young talent in their next film.
Rishi has been signed as a singer and will also get the chance to act in the film. In November legendary singer Kumar Sanu was also left mesmerised by his voice and announced that he could be the new voice for his upcoming Kartik Aryan starrer Aashiqui 3.
6- Deboshmita Roy
Deboshmita Roy is another contestant who has made it to the Top 10 on Indian Idol 13. She has a melodious voices and keeps winning judges hearts with her singing skills. She has learned music from her father, who is also a professional singer in Kolkata.
7- Chirag Kotwal
Chirag Kotwal, the young talent all the way from Jammu & Kashmir, is another promising talent in Indian Idol Season 13. His melodious voice and singing style have already made many people his fans.
In 2015, he got a contract with Universal Music Group after standing second in the Max I Genius Young Singing Stars Season 2. Out of around one lakh entries, only 10 singers were selected from all over India for this prestigious event and he was one of them.
8- Senjuti Das
Senjuti, who hails from Kolkata, has been one of the fan favourites in Indian Idol 13. Recently, she shocked her fans and judges when she announced quitting the show midway despite being among the top 10 contestants of the show.
Recently, during her performance in the show, she said that she received immense love and appreciation from the show and that she is thankful, but she has to leave the show midway as her father is undergoing treatment and being hospitalised in Kolkata, and as she is in Mumbai, she is not able to be with her family in these tough times.
9- Bidipta Chakraborty
Talented singer Bidipta Chakraborty, whose melodious voice stole the hearts of Bengali audience in music reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” and ended up being the second runner up is another contestant form Kolkata in Indian Idol 13. She also participated in “Little Champs” in 2017 and made it to the top 8.
Recently, actress-turned-jewellery designer Neelam Kothari graced the show along with actress Ayesha Jhulka. Kothari was left too impressed by Bidipta’s performance that she offered her to be a face for her jewellery brand “Neelam Jewels”. Apart from that, she also gifted a beautiful necklace from her brand to Bidita.
And here’s the list of contestants who got eliminated from the show with their positions:
Kavya Limaye (9th Position)
The 20-year old singer from Vadodara, Gujarat, is another contestant on Indian Idol Season 13. She was the second runner-up of “The Voice India Kids” Season 1 and won Rs. 10 lakh amount in the show.
Vineet Singh (10th Position)
Vineet Singh is the singer who shocked judges when he came to give the audition for Indian Idol 13, as he already has a career in Bollywood and previously lent his voice in popular songs like “Hookah Bar”, “Jalte Diye”, “Prem Leela” etc. He was also the runner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 2005.
Anushka Patra (11th Position)
Another young talent from Kolkata is Anushka Patra, who is stealing judges’ hearts with her mind-blowing performance in the singing reality show.
Rupam Bharnarhia (12th Position)
Born in 1999 in Amritsar, Punjab, Rupam Bharnarhia ended up in the top 12 contestants of Indian Idol but couldn’t make it to the Top 10. She has previously appeared in many singing reality shows such as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Big Golden Voice of Amritsar 3, Hunar Punjab Da, etc.
Sanchari Sengupta (13th Position)
Sanchari Sengupta is the other person in the list of contestants of Indian Idol Season 13. She is an amazing singer who had earlier participated in the singing reality show “Super Singer” and ended up as the winner of the show. With the upcoming show, she is ready to win the hearts of people once again.
Pritam Roy (14th Position)
Pritam Roy ended up in the 14th position in Indian Idol 13. During his journey in the show, he stole hearts of judges and crowd with his captivating voice.
Shagun Pathak (15th Position)
Shagun Pathak is the first contestant eliminated from Indian Idol Season 13. He had been doing great throughout his journey in the show. However, he received fewer votes than others, resulting in his elimination from the show.
Indian Idol Season 13 Grand Finale
There has been around 4 months since the start of Bigg Boss Season 13. Contestants are doing their best to win the hearts of both the judges and the viewers with their performances.
The ongoing season started on September 4, 2022, with 15 contestants, out of whom 7 have been eliminated, and hence the show has its top 8 contestants.
Now, talking about its grand finale, we can expect it to premiere in February end/early March 2023. We will wait for the announcement of the show’s makers before reaching any conclusions.