Reality shows have always been the cup of the tea for Indian audiences. Whether it be the shining India’s Got Talent, where various artists from all over India come over and display their unique talents, or the famous show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, where the singers from all over India come and display their prowess in the art of singing, reality shows have always been a breath of pure air for the Indian audience. So is Idea Star Singer, a singing-based reality show, broadcasted on the Malayalam channel, Asianet TV.
Crossing over eight successful years, with seven successful seasons, this show brings forth singers from the age group 15 – 35 years, who are shortlisted for the subsequent rounds, on the basis of their singing skills and the entertainment factor in the performance.
Idea Star Singer repeated on the air for the fourth time in the year 2009. The grand award was a home priced at Rs 1 crore, which was supported by Travancore Builders. This season's Grand Finale took place on August 1st, 2010 at Thiruvananthapuram's Chandrashekaran Nair Stadium.
The juries for this season were S.P.Balasubramanyam, Sarath, K.S. Chithra and M.G.Sreekumar. The five participants who performed on the finale were Sreenath, Preethi Warrior, Joby John, Vidhya Sankar and Anju Joseph. Joby John won the title in this season. The second runner ups were Sreenath and Preethi. Anju Joseph and Vidhya Sankar were the third runner ups.