And now, Sonu is all set to join hands with music director Anu Malik.On the other hand, music composer Malik was a part of almost all seasons of the music reality show and in fact, the musician also went on to be a part of Asian Idol as a judge, as the only music representative from India.With those registration numbers, contestants meet with the "Indian Idol crew" to confirm eligibility and schedule an audition with the show's producers.Auditions are then conducted in Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.
Sonu had previously judged a couple of seasons of this music reality show along with music composer Anu Malik but soon several others like Udit Narayan, Javed Akhtar among others became a part of the judging panel but Sonu wasn’t a part of it anymore.
Indian Idol is one of the more than 30 spin-offs of the Pop Idol model.
The program airs two back-to-back prime-time shows a week: the first night features an hour of performances while the second night features an elimination.
From a potential pool of thousands, the show's producers shortlist contestants who then audition for a panel of judges.
The judges must then choose approximately 120 contestants to consider further.