Indian Idol 5 and IPL's rocking team Rajasthan Royals have joined hands to present the extraordinary combination of cricket and music. The Rajasthan Royals will make an appearance in the forthcoming episode of Indian Idol where they will team up with Indian Idol 5 contestants and will perform and entertain as they always do. A whole lot of excitement, fun and frolic will be in store as the charismatic players of Rajasthan Royals team up with the super talented Indian Idol 5 contestants for an exceptional blend of cricket and melody.

Talking about this unique integration, Danish Khan, Marketing Head, Sony Entertainment Television said, "As a complete family entertainment channel, we believe in offering and creating opportunities to excite and entertain our viewers. The tie up with Rajasthan Royals will highlight a unique amalgamation of our nation's biggest passions – cricket and music and also embark on the first ever alliance between television programming and sports. It is the beginning of our association and we hope that it will grow over time and develop in to a long
lasting relationship.

Raghu Iyer, Chief Marketing Officer - Rajasthan Royals said "We are excited about the association between Indian Idol 5 and Rajasthan Royals. The Royals have always given an opportunity to young cricketers to showcase their talent and to make a name for themselves and Indian Idol is India's biggest platform which gives every Indian an opportunity to realize their dreams. Thus it is a perfect fit. We hope this association grows and strengthens over time."

The Rajasthan Royals special episode will see the team members like Yusuf Pathan, Abhishek Raut, Faiz Fazal, Siddharth Trivedi, Kamran Khan and Naman Ojha testing their vocal cords and shaking a leg with the jury and contestants of Indian Idol 5.

The episode will be aired on 12th July, 2010 at 9:00pm on Sony Entertainment Television.