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It has been around two months that the audition round of Nepal Idol has started from Pokhara. After the audition round in several other cities, they brought hundreds of beautiful singers to Kathmandu, for next round. After duet round and theater round, they bid farewell to many, resulting in very few final participants. It is the first time that such international franchise of music competition landed here in Nepal. This week, Top 18 singers are out, after the solo music performance in theater round.
The Nepal Idol show is the most popular television program currently here in Nepal. The live videos broadcast and the YouTube streaming of the official and non official videos have fully covered the recent trends of video viewing in Nepal. This show has done a revolution in promoting the Nepali songs and the emerging Nepali talents across the country.
With the Facebook status in official Nepal Idol page, they ask people to vote for their favorites in the list.
They provide the list of Top 18 Nepal Idol participants along with the code number of each artists. They also include the latest round solo performance with the live band. Here is the list of the Top 18 singers in Nepal Idol along with their code.
|S.N||Name of Nepal Idol participants||Code Number|
|1||Afsar Ali*||Code 01|
|2||Bidhya Tiwari*||Code 02|
|3||Buddha Lama||Code 03|
|4||Kengal Mehar Shrestha||Code 04|
|5||Manoj thapa Magar*||Code 05|
|6||Menuka Paudel||Code 06|
|7||Nishan Bhattarai||Code 07|
|8||Pragya Shree BK *||Code 08|
|9||Pramila Rai||Code 09|
|10||Pratap Das||Code 10|
|11||Pratap Lama *||Code 11|
|12||Rahul Bishwas *||Code 12|
|13||Sagar Ale||Code 13|
|14||Sandhya Joshi||Code 14|
|15||Sujata Pandey||Code 15|
|16||Suraj Tamang *||Code 16|
|17||Suraj Thapa||Code 17|
|18||Ulson Shrestha||Code 18|
Note: * means they are already out. Remaining are the Top 12 contestants to Gala Round.
Before they have only specified the top 18 Nepal Idol singer and their code numbers. Now they say the voting of favorite singer among Top 18 Nepal Idol contestants is from SMS. We have also speculated the same as before.
For the national voting of Nepal Idol, the procedure of the voting is as below.
For international voters, you need to
At first, the voting line was opened for the duration: 22nd June, 8:45 pm to 23rd June 2017, 12 pm. The date in Nepali calendar is from 8th to 9th, Asadh 2074. Then again for another period of Ashad 15 to Ashad 16 in second group.
The top 18 were divided into two groups of 9 each. Six of each group were selected to make it to Top 12 in Gala round of Nepal Idol.
Now that the Top 12 contestants are finalized (list below), the voting lines are open to vote for your favorite contestants.
So, the voting line for Nepal Idol opens on Thursday 8:45 pm Nepali Time till Friday 12 noon. Do not forget to vote during that period.
The cost of voting in Nepal Idol from your mobile is Rs 5 per SMS. As we heard last week, total of 8 lakhs fund from the SMS went out to the flood victims which is more or less 50 percent of the total SMS. As the competition will be more tough in coming weeks, you need to have enough balance in your phone to vote for your favorite contestants, as much as you can.
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Teletalk is the national voting partner of the Nepal Idol, which is also the first company to provide VAS ( Value added service) in the country. We expected Buddha Lama, Suraj Thapa, Nishan Bhattarai, Menuka Paudel to be in the Top 10 favorites in Nepal Idol 2017. But among them, Menuka Poudel and Suraj Thapa are already out. We wonder if the wild card entry be there for the participants like Afsar Ali and Menuka Poudel. Then comes the role of Judges who will also put their votes for their favorites, to make them winner. The excitement will increase more in coming days.
If you have your top favorites in the show, do mention it in the comments and will you participate in the Nepal Idol voting.
Top Six far from first group.
1. Nishan Bhattarai 2. Buddha Lama 3. Kenjol Shrestha 4. Menuka Poudel 5.Suraj Thapa 6.Rahul Bishwas
Top Six from second group.
1. Pratap Das 2. Ulson Shrestha 3. Sagar Ale 4. Pramila Rai 5. Sujata Pandey 6.Sandhya Joshi
|S.N||Top 12 Nepal Idol participants||Code Number|
|1||Buddha Lama||Code 03|
|2||Kengal Mehar Shrestha *||Code 04|
|3||Menuka Poudel *||Code 06|
|4||Nishan Bhattarai||Code 07|
|5||Pramila Rai *||Code 09|
|6||Pratap Das||Code 10|
|7||Rahul Bishwas *||Code 12|
|8||Sagar Ale||Code 13|
|9||Sandhya Joshi *||Code 14|
|10||Sujata Pandey||Code 15|
|11||Suraj Thapa *||Code 17|
|12||Ulson Shrestha *||Code 18|
Update: Rahul Bishwas is out from the Gala round on July 7, the first elimination in gala round. The voting is now amongTop 11 contestants.
Update, July 14, 2017: This is another shocking result in Nepal Idol that Menuka Paudel, the koili is out from Nepal Idol for getting less votes. As she deserved the most among the top 11 participants, we now doubt the people’s vote also differs in the participant’s look and physicality. After which, we have the final top 10 candidates in the Nepal Idol.
Top 9 update: Among the Top 10 Nepal idol candidates, Kengal Mehar Shrestha (a.k.a. K town angel as per Judge Indira Joshi) is out from Nepal Idol. Though she had a good fan following due to her rocking performance, her latest songs were not up to the mark.
Top 8 update:Sandhya Joshi is out from Top 9 candidates, leaving Top 8 participants in Nepal Idol.
Latest Top 7 update: Ulson Shrestha is out on August 4, 2017.
Top 5 update: Suraj Thapa is out on August 18, 2017.
So, the Top 5 contestants remaining in first Nepal Idol are:
Update: Sujata Pandey is out from Nepal Idol on August 25, 2017. So, the Top 4 finalists are
We expected one participant to be out from Nepal Idol on September 1st to result Top 3. But as per judges veto power, there was no elimination on that day. So, the top 4 contestants can still have some time to show their abilities for the Top spot of very first Nepal Idol. The voting for this week will carry over to the next week as well. So, Who do you think will be out next?
On September 22, the Grand Finale of Nepal Idol will be held in Qatar, at Asian Town’s amphitheater. That time, the grand finale will be broadcasted live from there in AP1 HD TV channel at 5 PM (Qatar time). The live broadcast will also be there from their official Youtube channel. And the Top 3 spot will be announced after the grand event. The winner of Nepal Idol first spot will win a Mahendra KUV 100 car, Rs 2 million (20 lakh) and a music record deal. Similarly, the runner up (second and third spot) will win Rs 1.5 and Rs 1 million respectively.
Sagar Ale was out of the Top 4 contestants, leaving Nishan, Buddha and Pratap to vie for the title of Nepal Idol.
The Live broadcast of Grand Finale of Nepal Idol never happened in our TV which is a big mishap and loss for the enormously popular TV show in Nepal. Ultimately, we only came to know the Buddha Lama as the winner of very first Nepal Idol. Nishan Bhattarai came first runner up whereas Pratap Das was able to get the second runner up. There may be ones who do not agree with this result. But it had already happened, no one can change it.
With the end of the first Nepal Idol, AP1tv does not settle here. They are also going to bring another international franchise TV show: Nepal got Talent which will be aired soon. Hope there won’t be any technical glitch like the one happened in the grand finale of Nepal Idol.
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