ZEE TV is bring back its hugely popular show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – Lil Champs’ series for its fifth edition, later this month.
This edition, the kids will be mentored by none other than the king of melody Shaan and the songstress with a mellifluous voice, Monali Thakur who step in as ��Captains�۪. These two music marvels, who have made a distinct mark for themselves in a short span of time, will understand each child�۪s strengths and areas of improvement and coach them on fine-tuning their skills. Shaan as the captain of the boys�۪ team and Monali as the captain of the girls�۪ team respectively, will also carry the responsibility of evaluating the performances of these contestants fairly. The Mahaguru ��� Alka Yagnik, having been a mentor across previous seasons of the show, is well-versed with the style in which the show encourages, motivates and grooms the contestants. The show will be hosted by the young and dynamic Aditya Narayan, who is a talented singer himself.
ZEE TV Programming Head – Namit Sharma said, ���Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is amongst Indian televisions very first few talent-based reality shows with a legacy of singing talent that it has built over almost two decades. It is a definitive platform for aspiring singers and has significantly contributed to the country�۪s culture and music scene. From attracting some of the biggest names of the music fraternity as judges to nurturing some of the finest budding talent in the country, the platform has only grown with each successive season. The show is back with the fifth season of Li�۪ll Champs. We�۪ve got on board Shaan and Monali as mentors for the kids. Not only are they extremely warm, affable and great with kids but also have the ability to step in as role models and guiding forces for their growth as singers. Alka Ji is one of the most awarded playback singers of our times and with her years of experience, will enrich the kids�۪ journey with her invaluable feedback.�
Mahaguru Alka Yagnik says, ���I have been associated with Zee TV and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa since the first season and I�۪m glad to be back. The kind of talent that we get on this show is extraordinary, as the panel ensures that they get the best from the country. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is the most authentic and genuine platform for aspiring singers, as it opens a lot of avenues and the kind of grooming that the kids get is amazing. From being proficient in different styles of singing to conducting and adapting themselves in different environments, this show is a learning ground for all.�
Monali Thakur says, ���My association with Zee started with Zee Bangla�۪s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. The show and the channel are very special to me as I started my television career here. I am excited to be back after two years. I love being around kids and they don�۪t cease to amaze me with their talent. No matter how clich̩d it may sound, I was truly inspired to go back and learn more after seeing their dedication.�
Shaan says, ���I have been associated with this show for over a decade now and as a matter of fact hosted the first season of Li�۪l Champs. So this is like homecoming and I�۪m glad to be a captain of the boys�۪ team. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has given the music industry some of its finest talents and I believe there is no better platform than this for aspiring singers. Every contestant becomes an all-rounder post the kind of exposure, mentoring and grooming that they get from experts on the show.�
The show will be produced by ZEE Network’s Esselvision and will feature 12 young contestants from across India, who will compete for the winning title. ZEE Music Company will partner with the show in terms of co-creating and promoting exclusive music content. In addition the record company will also help in the grooming process by engaging with musical icons and enabling the ‘Lil Champs’ to interact with them.
‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ will take the weekend slot at 21:00 from Saturday 27th December on ZEE TV.