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Mumbai, March 2, 2009: Indian Idol, the first music reality show on Indian television has proved once again that it is leagues ahead of all the spate of such shows that followed its wake. The Grand Finale was only the stamp of its superiority. The Grand finale of Indian Idol Season 4 outshone all other finales of the last three seasons. For the first time on any show did so many past winners and contestants turn up in a great show of solidarity.

Abhijeet Sawant, Sandeep Acharya and Prashat Tamang the three previous title holders were there. So was Monali Thakur of Zara zara touch me touch me of Race fame. There was last year’s finalist Amit Paul who has just made his debut as a singer with Luck By Chance. Rahul Vaidya, Prajakta Shukre performed too. Last year’s most loved singers were there in full force, Emon Chatterjee, Ankita, Parleen Singh, Abhishek, Deepali, and a host of others were all there to make their presence felt.

They were joined on stage by this year’s Top 14 contestants. The result: simply mind blowing performances. To forget the histrionics of Hussain and Chang would be preposterous. But the icing on the cake was the return of Mini Mathur on the stage that she held fort for three delightful seasons. Most importantly past judges were there too. Udit Narayan and Alisha Chinai was there. Sonu Nigam and Farha Khan were sorely missed.

To add to all the fun and excitement, Annu Malek has composed an anthem for Indian Idol this year. “We wanna wanna live our dreams” wrote lyricist Javed Akhtar in a song that will surely rock the dance floors all over. Udit Narayan, Alisha and Kailash Kher have lent their voices along with the Top 14 contestants of this season. Sonali has not been ignored. She rocked the stage with her jhatkas.

Exhilarating numbers, outstanding performances, great singing and fantastic energy that is what Indian Idol Grand finale is all about. Celebrities John Abraham, Katrina Kaif and Neil Nitin Mukesh were the celebrity guests who joined the excitement of the finale.

But the evening belonged to the Top three. If Army man Kapil Thapa descended like a commando on to the stage, the Sourabhee proved what a Rock star she is. Torsha’s transformation is now complete as a diva. If there was scope for all three to be proclaimed winners like Kailash hoped there would be, all three would be winners. But the winner is the one who bags the highest votes on this given day and that is Sourabhee – our very own Indian Rockstar.

It was not just a moment of glory for Sourabhee, but a turning point in her young life. There is no looking back now for Indian Idol, the show that has given Hindi music industry some great playback singers for the years to come, it is yet another feather in its cap… Today yet another new singing star is born.


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