Nithya Menen, S Thaman and Karthik were the judges of the first season of the competition, won by Nellore-based singer Vagdevi
Last Updated: 06.49 AM, Feb 15, 2023
Leading Telugu, Tamil OTT platform aha has decided to renew their music reality show Telugu Indian Idol for a second season. The first edition of Telugu Indian Idol, hosted by Sreerama Chandra, with actress Nithya Menen, musicians S Thaman and Karthik as the judges, was widely viewed by streaming enthusiasts across the globe and hence, the decision doesn’t come as a surprise.
The auditions for Telugu Indian Idol have already commenced and aha has received humungous responses for the same, with aspirant singers queueing up in big numbers for an opportunity. While S Thaman and Karthik will continue as judges in the second season as well, noted singer Geetha Madhuri is all set to join the lineup (in place of Nithya Menen). Another popular singer Hemachandra will be hosting the show this time.
Nearly six thousand singers have already participated in the auditions this year, and 50 names among them will get a chance to prove their worth amidst the presence of the judges. Telugu Indian Idol 2 will premiere on aha in a few weeks from now. For the uninitiated, Telugu Indian Idol was watched by audiences across 190 countries with talents from UK, US, Telugu states and other parts of the country competing for the title.
aha’s CEO Ajit Thakur said that Telugu Indian Idol has captured the imagination of millions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, promising that the new season will be much bigger than ever before. S Thaman revealed his excitement to return for the second season too. “The show is very close to my heart because of my association with it since the first season. There’s no reality show akin to Telugu Indian Idol.”
Thrilled about her OTT debut as a judge, Geetha Madhuri stated that music was a way of life for her since childhood and said it was an honour to share her experience with budding singers on the show. There’ll be renewed emphasis on singing, quality and production values this season, she added.