Nepal Idol is a Nepali reality television singing competition that is part of the Idols franchise created by Simon Fuller and owned by 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia.The judges are Nhyoo Bajracharya, Indira Joshi and Kali Prasad Baskota. Nepal Idol 2017 is the first season of Idol Franchise in Nepal which is aired by AP1 TV. In the first season, audition were held at seven cities; Nepalgunj, Butwal, Narayangarh, Birgunj, Biratnagar, Pokhara and Kathmandu. Contestants aged 16 to 30 years of age are allowed to participate.
In Nepal Idol season one the judges are Nhyoo Bajracharya, Indira Joshi, Kali Prasad Baskota. Bajracharya is a music composer and singer. He has composed dozens of famous songs in Nepali, Nepalbhasa and Hindi. He is also remembered for his compositions for Ani Choying Dolma with his fusion style music. Joshi is a singer, model and actor. She released the song Rato Ghanghara from her album Dance with Me. She also sang the item song Udhreko choli from the movie Loot. She had participated and came fifth in the first season of Nepali singing reality show Nepali Tara. Baskota is a singer, musician, writer and lyricist. His initial works were hit songs like Chahana Sakiyo and Laija Re. Kali had done his singing debut from song “Jaalma” from movie “Resham filili” which was one of the biggest hit of that time.