Singer Sunidhi Chauhan who is one of the new judges on the
Indian Idol 5, along with Anu Malik and Salim Merchant, wants the
prospective singers coming on the show to be able to use every
shade of their voices to be successful in the industry where there
is tough competition.
Sunidhi wants to lay the emphasis on only the voice quality of
the contestants, as opposed to the 'complete package" that the
earlier seasons of the show have focused on. She feels that if a
contestant is at ease singing genres like jazz, contemporary or
classical, they will be able to carve a niche for themselves in the
industry. Abhijeet Sawant, the winner of Indian Idol season 1, has
his own recognition among the public.
The singer wants to be a good judge and help people find their
true calling rather than humiliate them, like on a lot of reality
shows. She hopes to be a good mentor. Sunidhi states that she has
never harbored the dream of becoming an actress some day. She
clarifies that she is a singer and would always like to remain a
We suppose the contestants of 'Indian Idol 5" can breathe easy
as they have Sunidhi. All they need to show is their talent and
they"ll be fine.