Introduces ‘Challengers’ who’ll Give a ‘TAKKAR’ to the Top 5 Li’l Champs…!
Having premiered on 25th Feb, 2017, Zee TV’s Amul Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs - India's No. 1 non-fiction show across GECs this year, has blown audiences away with its spectacular talent this season. The show which began with the Top 12 brilliant kids being selected from across the country has now arrived at its Top 5 Li’l Champs. For the first time in the history of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Zee TV re-invented the show’s format and announced mid-season auditions inviting talented child singers from across the country to challenge its Top 5 Li’l Champs. And, after auditioning more than thousands of kids, only FIVE of the most striking voices with an ability to touch your hearts have made it to the platform and will now give a takkar to the superlative top 5 contenders of the show! The Top 5 challengers include Kolkata’s Bidipta Chakraborty, Ahmednagar’s singing sisters Anjali and Nandini Gaikwad, Kerala’s Vaishnav Girish and Punjabi boy Aftab Singh.
Commenting on bringing in new talent to the current season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, Zee TV Deputy Business Head Deepak Rajadhyaksha says, “The current season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Ch,amps has since it’s launch maintained its slot leadership on the weekends. It’s India's No. 1 non-fiction show across GEC's and the entire credit of the immensely successful season goes to the show’s spectacular talent. They perform with so much passion, flair and flamboyance, establishing that talent is inversely proportionate to age. To make the challenge for the Top 5 Li’l Champs even harder and to discover some more hidden talent from across the country, we are introducing new talent to the show. It is the first time that an ongoing musical show in a Hindi General Entertainment Channel is giving another chance to the aspiring young singing talent of India to be a part of the No 1 musical show on television. We had conducted mid-season auditions and found fresh talent who will challenge the existing contestants. With this latest season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, we intend to set even higher benchmarks of excellence”.
This season, the kids are being mentored by none other than music composer-turned-actor Himesh Reshammiya, the soulful playback singer Javed Ali and India’s biggest singing sensation and playback singer Neha Kakkar.
Himesh Reshammiya said, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs has become the No. 1 singing reality show solely on the steam of its spectacular talent. I'm impressed with the kids and am thoroughly enjoying the season. Well, to push the Top 5 Li’l Champs even harder, the current season conducted mid-season auditions to being in new contestants in the show, who can challenge the Li’l Champs. At the studio auditions, I’ve seen some phenomenal talent and I’m sure the 5 challengers are going to set the stage on fire and give tough competition the Top five Li’l Champs. We look forward to a fabulous season ahead”.
Neha Kakkar said, “I am so glad that this show that we all feel so passionately about has made its way to becoming the No1. singing reality show. The kids have grown so much over these past few months that now they surprise us with every single performance they put up. Well, to turn the heat up a notch, the show is bringing in some new talent to challenge the existing contestants. It’s a golden chance for new kids to take their rightful place amongst the other contestants.”.
Javed Ali said, “I’m privileged to be mentoring the current season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. It is a truly rewarding experience to be a part of a process where some of the country's most talented kids perform and are encouraged to learn the finer nuances of singing and develop themselves in a very positive environment. The current season of the show has broken all records and the entire credit goes to the show’s spectacular talent. Now, making the challenge for the Top 5 Li’l Champs even harder, the show is bringing in new talent from across the country, who will give tough competition to existing contestants. I wish the 5 new challengers all the best for the competition!”
The earlier seasons made stars of some very talented kids like Azmat Hussain, Shreyasi Bhattacharjee, Hemant Brijwasi, Yatharth Ratnum, Abhigyan Das, Swarit Shukla, Gagan Gaonkar to name a few. To catch all the fun & extraordinary performances, stay tuned to Amul Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs every Saturday and Sunday, at 9:00 PM only on Zee TV.