Idea Rocks India is a unique musical talent hunt show launched on Colors channel on 27th September 2009.The show aimed at discovering fresh young talent who had the potential to entertain the world. The search was designed to find musicians, instrumentalists and singers in order to come up with the best music band in the country.
The show requites contestants to be 18 years and above who already have a band, are members of a band or those who aspire to become a part of a band. It covers all genres of music – Indian as well as Western.Idea Rocks India proved to be show which promoted new talent. The contestants were required to undergo a weekly process of performances, voting and elimination.
The performances were judged by ace artists – musicians and singers of the country. Celebrity judges like '
Ehsaan Noorani and
Loy Mendonsa were roped in for different seasons to bring out the best of talent out of the shortlisted contestants. The latest season has
Mika Singh and Karthik as judges.
• Shaan: Shaan is a versatile singer, music composer, lyricist and a music director who has sung phenomenal songs in Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and Kannada as well.He became renowned after his track “Bhool Jaa” which was loved by many people. He continued to sing for big flick movies. He has judged other reality shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2000 – 2009, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs and Star Voice of India.
• Vasundhara Das: Vasundhara Das is known for her appearance alongside
Kamal Haasan in the movie ‘
Hey Ram’. She made her singing debut with A.R. Rahman with a song in Tamil movie ‘
• Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy: The famous trio is well known for their brilliant work in the field of music.Shankar Mahadevan is a multi talented singer and composer known for his songs in Kal Ho Naa Ho,
Taare Zameen Par,
Dil Chahta Hai, 2 States and many more.Ehsaan Noorani is guitarist among the trio.Loy Mendonsa is a key board player.
Auditions for the new season began in 2014 across 68 towns in India.