Incident Idol 2016

Shankar Mahadevan Academy in association with INCIDENT, the cultural fest of NITK, Surathkal brings you INCIDENT IDOL 2016 

The first round would be an online singing competition throughout India and the top 10 participants in each category will directly qualify to the final round of INCIDENT IDOL 2016.

Participating in this contest is easy!

  • Read the Contest Highlights and Terms & Conditions (scroll below) for participation
  • Enroll for the contest by selecting the category you wish to participate in and filling up the registration form
  • Upload a copy of your recording in the acceptable file formats given below and give us a flavour of your singing
  • All participants get a score and feedback from renowned experts in the field of music

Winning Prizes (Terms & Conditions apply):

The winner in each of the category gets:

A chance to interact and sing to Shankar Mahadevan,
An instructor-led course from SMA worth 8999 INR
A certificate with Shankar’s Signature.

1st runner up gets:

A self-study course from SMA, “HMS Super pack” worth 4999 INR
A certificate with Shankar’s Signature.


  • Audition Start Date: 15th February, 2016
  • Audition & Submission End Date: 28th February, 2016, 11 PM IST
  • Audition Results: 3rd March, 2016



Expert feedback will be based on the following 10 parameters:

Sl# Parameters Points
1 Quality of voice 10
2 Range of voice 10
3 Singing in pitch 10
4 Singing in tune 10
5 Maintaining Rhythm 10
6 Pronunciation of lyrics 10
7 Mood and Expression 10
8 Breath control 10
9 Creativity - Improvisation 10
10 Overall impact – winning component 10 























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** Your enrolment fee helps us keep the contest online and contributes to promoting musical talent


Terms & Conditions

  • Participant should be a college student or a college pass-out and he/she must not be more than 30 years old. (In any case of suspicion, the participant may be asked to show his/her age proof)
  • The participant may submit only one song per registration. The category for the song has to be selected before enrollment. 
  • The maximum duration of the rendition should not exceed 6 minutes.
  • File size should not exceed 15MB
  • Acceptable file format: mp3, m4a, wma, amr, wav
  • You can upload/record only a single rendition of your song for feedback. Please ensure that you upload the correct file. No requests for changing the file that is submitted initially will be entertained.
  • Each submission gives you access to feedback for one rendition only.
  • Multiple songs will be considered as separate entries and the contest enrollment fees will be per entry.
  • The academy is not liable for refund the cost of expert feedback once payment has been made.
  • Any complaints related to the feedback will be addressed according to the discretion of the Academy.
  • Shortlisted contestants must bring the karaoke track of their song in mp3 format (if required) for the finale.
  • The decision of the winner will be done on the basis of final performance in NITK, Surathkal campus.
  • The uploaded content will not be returned to the student and will be archived. The Academy reserves the right to use the rendition as it deems fit.
  • Anybody from anywhere in the world can apply. The Academy will not be liable for any travel, travel related issues or damages arising out of travel


Bollywood Category Winners
Winner -Ankur  Sharma
Runner up -Praveen Bhat
Carnatic Category Winners
Winner - Srivibhu
Runner Up - Sai Niveditha