Star Singer was a Music Reality Show sponsored by Idea cellular Limited and telecasted by Asianet. One of the first of its kind to make a lasting impression on the viewers, this was a highly interactive Musical reality show. The show saw more than 7000 participants from across the state participate for the coveted title of Star Singer and prize money of Rs. 1 Lakh.
Arun Raj and Kavitha Jayaram were the winners in the grand finale.
Biju Narayanan and
Rimi Tomy were seen donning the hat of host and hostess in this show where the panel of judges were eminent names in Malayalam music industry like M Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra, M G Radhakrishnan and
Jassie Gift. The show sent the participants through different rigorous rounds that require multi talents and judged them based on both their entertainment skills and musical skills. Apart from gaining popularity as singers through the move, many contestants were inducted into the Malayalam Music Industry soon after, which proves the success of the show. Besides, audience participation through SMS voting improved the interaction among the audience as well. The programme was actually a modified version of Indian idol and was received by the viewers with the same open hearts like
Indian Idol. No wonder, the programme went on to a massive seven seasons.