Spring Fest Idol 2015

Shankar Mahadevan Academy in association with IIT Kharagpur is organising an online singing competition throughout India and the top 20 participants from that will directly qualify to the final round of “Spring Fest Idol ’15”.

Participating in this contest is easy (NO REGISTRATION FEE).
  • Read the Contest Highlights and Terms & Conditions for participation
  • Enroll for the contest by 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
  • Score and feedback will be provided only to the top 70 contestants. The participants will be informed via e-mail about the contest results.

Winning Prizes (Terms & Conditions apply):

  • Grand winner of the Spring Fest Idol ’15, gets:
    • Cash prize of 5000 INR and a chance to interact and sing to Shankar Mahadevan,
    • One complete 12 week online Instructor Led course at SMA worth 8600 INR,
    • A certificate with Shankar’s Signature.
  • 1st Runner Up gets:
    • Cash prize of 3000 INR
    • A self-study course from SMA, “HMS Super pack” worth 4500 INR
    • A certificate with Shankar’s Signature.
  • 2nd Runner Up gets:
    • Cash prize of 2000 INR
    • A self-study course from SMA, “HMS Packs” worth 2500 INR
    • A certificate with Shankar’s Signature.
  • Top 20 participants will get a certificate with Shankar’s signature

Contest Highlights

  • Audition Start Date: 6th November, 2014
  • Audition End date: 1st December, 2014 (By 3:00 PM IST.)
  • Audition Results: 9th December, 2014
  • Participant can sing a song in any of the Indian languages and it can be a movie song, an album song or his/her original composition.
  • The audition serves as a gateway to reach the Finale of “Spring Fest Idol ’15”. Participants selected in the audition will move into the finals to be held in in IIT Kharagpur on 24th of January, 2015.
  • Results of the contest will be communicated by email and phone to winners by 9th of December.


Evaluations will be based on the following 10 parameters:

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

For any other queries, please write to support@shankarmahadevanacademy.com

Terms & Conditions

  • Do not use the karaoke track or any instrument in background.
  • You can upload/record only a single rendition of your song for the contest. Please ensure that you upload the correct file. Only the first entry from an individual will be taken into consideration
  • 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 maximum duration of the rendition should not exceed 6 minutes.
  • File size should not exceed 15MB
  • Acceptable file format: mp3, wma, m4a, amr
  • The decision of the winner will be done on the basis of final performance in IIT Kharagpur 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.








List of Top 22 Finalists:

Rhythm Upadhyay
Agradeep Chakraborty
Prerona Das
Mourina Bose
Bhabana Sahu
Divya Ramachandran
Sanjay Satheesh
Aruna George
Ashwin Prabhu
Debarpan Dhar
Chandrani Haldar
Argha Bhattacharya
Ninad Bhat
Srinath Nair
Indrajit Mukherjee
Pritha Sen
Sushrava Baruah
Supraja Ranganathan
Soumak Roy
Rishav Kumar
Jaasmaan Rathore
Sarthak Mohapatra

Sahil Singla