Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs is a famous singing reality competition, which is aired on Zee TV and presented by Amul. This show is for young children and to bring out the hidden talent in them. The judges select the contestants on the basis of voice clarity, singing talent and versatility in the performance. The first season was aired in the year 2006 and following the tremendous success, the program has been conducted every year.
The selection process of young talent is held across the country, widely in the metropolitan cities. The kids within the age group of 5 to 14 years are selected based on their performance in the audition. Once the kids are selected, they are allowed to showcase their talent in front of the judges and the jury members. In this process, both the judges decision and jury’s score matter and contestant will be eliminated if they fail to impress judges and jury members.
Judges and Juries:
- Himesh Reshamiya: Himesh is a multi-talented personality, he is not only known for his super hit music, but also for his amazing energy and catchy one liner. Over these years, he has shown lot of passion in promoting new talents in the music industry. This is the first time he is judging the young talents in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs 2017’. From this show, the audience will be able to see him as a completely new personality.
- Javed Ali: He is the experienced singer and will be giving the show a different aspect. Among the judges, he will be the toughest one. However, he is a sweet and a soft spoken music teacher, who focuses on the technicalities of the performance and will point out even the minute mistakes. Even though, it is hard to impress him, the young contestants in the show can learn a lot from him. He is also making his first appearance in this reality show.
- Neha Kakkar: The most warm and sensitive personality among the judges. She is also known as the Indian Shakira for her charisma. Being the emotional one among the judges, it is hard for her to eliminate a contestant from the show. She will be the bridge between the contestants and other two judges and kids will feel comfortable in her presence. Including this, she is cute and often pranks the other two judges.
Juries: The jury members are professional singer and playback singer, who are already best known in the Bollywood film Industry.
|Abhijit Vaghani||He is famous from the Bollywood film albums and also fondly called as ‘Acid’ by Salim Merchant|
|Aditya Pushkar||He is a music producer, working in advertising and film industry in Mumbai.|
|Arko Mukherjee||He is music composer, singer and songwriter in the Bollywood field from 2012.|
|Arvinder Singh||He learnt music from age 8 and he has performed with Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Govinda, Akshay Kumar etc|
|Ash King||He is Bengali singer, from London. He has worked with A.R.Rahman, in the movie Delhi-6|
|Bappa Lahiri||He is the son of Bappi Lahiri and a music composer who has composed music for many Bollywood films.|
|Daman Sood||He is sound recording engineer, best known for his works with Jagjit Singh and Abida Parveen|
|Deepak Pandit||He is a music composer who has composed for bollywood movies and albums.|
|Divya Kumar||He is a playback singer in Bollywood film Industry|
|Eric Pillai||He is a sound engineer, who has worked with musician across the country like Pritam, Sajid Wajid, Vishal&Shekar, Anirudh, Devi Sri Prasad, Euphoria etc|
|Gergana Raykova||She is well known violinist, who is famous for her works in Bollywood and her memorable work was in award winning Barfi film. He also teaches violin to others.|
|Jubin Nautiyal||He is a Bollywood singer, who has captured millions of hearts with his beautiful voice|
|Mohammad Irfan||He is a award winning playback singer, who is known from ManiRatnam’s Raavan movie.|
|Nikhil Paul George||He is a singer, guitarist, bassist, record producer, composer and arranger, who is known as a singer from Barfi! Movie|
|Padma Wadkar||She is bilingual singer, who has sang many Hindi, English, Malayalam songs|
|Palak Mucchal||She is playback singer known from Ek Tha Tiger, Kick, Aashiqui 2 etc. She has also made entry in Guinness World record and Limca Book of World records for her social works.|
|DJ Paroma||She can play in almost every genre, however specializes in commercial house and club music|
|Ram Shankar||He is a worldwide performer and lent his voice in many movies like Bichchhu, Aastha, Judge Mujrim, Pardesi babu etc|
|Ronu Manjumdar||He is a famous flautist, with numberable accolades for his performance|
|Sandeep Shirodkar||He is Indian film score composer and record producer, who is has composed background scores in Dabangg, Bodyguard etc|
|Shahid Mallya||He is a playbac singer, who debuted in film Gurbani|
|Shamsher Singh Mehndi||He is part of Daler Mehndi’s troop and has toured all over the world and given performances.|
|Shashi Suman||He is a singer, music director, performer, who has worked as assistant music director in Bajirao Mastani|
|Shilpa Rao||She is known for trying new styles in her song and singing in different genres|
|Shraddha Pandit||She is successful playback singer, who has worked with A.R.Rahman, Amit Trivedi etc|
|Shreeram Iyer||He is an Indian singer, who provided music for Bollywood film Iqbaal and has also sung opening theme song for ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2007’|
|Sunny M.R||He is an Indian composer, music producer, sound engineer and playback singer, known for his works in Telugu movies Swamy Ra Ra and Uyyala Jampala|
|Suzanne D’Mello||She is a playback singer in Bollywood films and other regional language films.|
Aditya Narayan is the most entertaining anchor of the show. He has been the heart and soul of the show from Season 1.
The show will be aired in the Zee TV on every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm. The first episode has been aired on February 25, 2017.
Top 15 Contestants:
|Shreyan Bhattacharya||He is a 11 year old contestant from Kolkata. He is pursuing studies in Dev public School|
|Jayesh Kumar||He is a 5-year old contestant from Delhi. He is pursuing studies in Amitya Global School|
|Riya Biswas||She is a 13 year old contestant from Kolkata. Sheis pursuing studies in Ghospara Niskhin Ballyka Vidhyapit|
|Adnan Hussain||He is a 12 year old contestant from Mumbai. He is pursuing studies in Don Bosco High School|
|Satyajeet Jena||He is a 12 year old contestant from Bhubaneshwar. He is pursuing studies in Vivekanand Shiksha Kendra School|
|Rajshree Bag||She is a 14 year old contestant from Kolkata. She is pursuing studies in Hiranpul Balika Vidyalaya|
|Dhroon Tickoo||He is a 11 year old contestant from Amritsar. He is pursuing studies in Spring Dales Senior School|
|Shanmukhapriya M||She is a 14 year old contestant from Chennai. She is pursuing studies in Sri Chaitanya School|
|Sonakshi Kar||She is a 13 year old contestant from Kolkata. She is pursuing studies in Maharishi Vidya Mandir|
|Jasu Khan||He is a 12 year old contestant from Rajasthan.|
|Tanya Tiwari||She is a 13 year old contestant from Varanasi.|
|Utkarsh Wankhede||The personal details of these contestants are yet to be revealed and will be update soon.|
The Top 15 contestants are very talented and made their stand in the show, by an amazing and wonderful performance. Even some contestants scored 100% in the audition from the jury members. The judges will be having a hard time to present the title to one of the contestant, since they are equally talented. Even at this very young age, they have gained so much experience and popularity from the show. Many contestants have already captured millions of hearts of viewers from their mesmerising performance and their performance videos are going viral over the Internet.
Declaration of Result:
The contestants have to go through a series of challenges and elimination, before the deserved kid takes the title. In each round, the contestants are expected to impress both the judges and the grand jury members to proceed to the next round. The viewers have to wait for few more weeks to know the result.