Indian Idol is a singing completion show which was the Indian version of British TV show Pop Idol. The Season 3 show was aired on Sony TV from 4 May 2007 to 23 September 2007. The winner of the show was
Prashant Tamang, who is from Kolkata and of Nepali origin.
He auditioned for Indian Idol because his friends and family told him that his voice was good. He got maximum audience votes and defeated another budding singer
Amit Paul. Prashant got 70 million votes which were 10 times more audience votes than Amit Paul and thus Prashant became a winner.
Amit Paul was a contestant from Shillong and was the runner-up. The judges of the show were noted film script dialogue writer and lyricist
Javed Akhtar, pop singer
Alisha Chinai and singer
Udit Narayan. The third season was hosted by
Hussain Kuwajerwala and