‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ Season 7 to celebrate music as a propeller of growth
Popular talent hunt show for kids, ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’, is all set to make its return for its 7th Season on Zee TV from February 9, 2019. ‘Amul Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ powered by Brooke Bond Red Label will air every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm.
‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ Season 7 will have Shaan, Amaal Mallik and Richa Sharma as the judges, while Ravi Dubey, who makes a return to Zee TV a few years after his extremely popular stint in ‘Jamai Raja’, will be the show’s host.
Speaking on the new season, Aparna Bhosle, Business Head, Zee TV, said, “The core pitch this year emerged from a basic insight that the pressure to perform in today’s competitive environment has begun to take its toll on children. In order to reconnect them with their true potential and make real progress in life, they need a tool that can serve as a catalyst for growth. Celebrating music as one such propeller that fuels the kids’ all-round development, the mantra this season is #MusicSeBadhengeHum.”
The previous seasons of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ saw musical gems like Hemant Brijwasi, Pavni Pandey, Azmat Hussain, Shreyan Bhattacharya and Anjali Gaekwad emerge from the platform. The all-new season seeks to continue bring to the fore the finest young talent from across the country and help them grow on the stem of their musical abilities and scale their fullest potential under the guidance of India’s biggest musical maestros.
About the judges for Season 7
Singer, lyricist and composer Amaal Mallik will be making his judging debut this season. Mallik has composed the music for Salman Khan’s film, ‘Jai Ho’, the popular track ‘Naina’ from ‘Khoobsurat’ and ‘Sooraj Dooba hain’ from ‘Roy’, among others. Returning as a judge on ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ after a four-year hiatus will be Shaan Mukherjee. The third judge is singer Richa Sharma, who is widely recognised as the queen of Sufi music and has powerhouse tracks like ‘Sajda’, ‘Maahi Ve’ and the Holi song from ‘Padmaavat’ to her credit.
The three judges will be monitoring the kids very closely alongside a panel of 30 jury members.
Judge Amaal Mallik said, “This season is very special as I will be foraying into TV as a judge and I am looking forward to sharing space alongside dignitaries like Richa Sharma and Shaan. As a composer and judge of the show, I will be focusing more on guiding the kids and sharpening their skills. I’ll be an elder brother, a friend to them, but at the same time give them honest feedback. I will be encouraging the young singing enthusiasts and helping them to hone their talent so that they set foot in the industry someday as trained singers.”
Judge Shaan said, “I have been associated with Zee TV as a judge of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ in the year 2014-2015 and I am looking forward to a wonderful new season. The show has received great accolades and I hope that this season helps us set new benchmarks of excellence in terms of talent. We have an array of exceptionally talented singers from across the country and I am going to lay the groundwork for the kids and help them in every way possible.”
Judge Richa Shama said, “‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ was a very special journey for me and before I could part ways with it, I am already blessed to be a part of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’. I am elated to be a part of this season of a singing reality show that focuses on making music the key catalyst for the overall development of our kid participants. We want to restore their innocence and groom them to nurture their musical abilities. Moreover, this season I will share the judges’ panel with Amaal Mallik who is a brilliant composer, musician and my dearest friend Shaan. I hope that the audiences enjoy our camaraderie.”
Host Ravi Dubey said, “It is like a homecoming for me as I have been closely associated with Zee TV in the past and received immense love for my character in ‘Jamai Raja’. I decided to be a part of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ because 24 years after its first season went on air, the show continues to be the most definitive platform for singing in the country. It has managed to stay relevant for audiences by constantly reinventing itself. I thoroughly enjoy hosting as much as I love acting and over the years, I have developed a certain penchant for hosting television shows and I am happy to be a part of a prestigious show like ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’.”