“I have abstained from TV for half a decade and thus, getting back on Idol is like getting back to my roots,” Nigam said in a statement.
The singer added: “We literally started the show in India in 2004. I was the only person who read the philosophy behind the format according to the creator Simon Cowell in his book ‘I Don’t Mean To Be Rude, But…’.”
Nigam, best known for songs like “Kal ho naa ho”, “Abhi mujh mein kahin” and “Zoobi doobi”, had also shared his excitement at being a part of the Sony Entertainment Television show on Twitter.
He had tweeted: “For the family… Here’s #maukekidastak. Congrats. We are back with ‘Indian Idol’.”
Details about his co-judges, hosts and the show’s premiere are yet to be revealed.