Mumbai, Oct 14 (UNI) Following the success of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (SRGMP) Challenge 2007 which concluded yesterday, Zee TV had announced a fresh series of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa-L'il champs' with 28 new young aspiring contenders from across the globe.
The celebrity judges include Music composer Pritam and playback singer Sonu Nigam. Sonu returns to SRGMP after a gap of eight years, SRGMP challenge 2007 host Aditya Narayan announced during the finale of the reality show last night.
'L'il Champs' starting from October 19 would be aired on Friday and Saturday at 2200 hrs. The show would provide a platform to young participants within the age group of seven to 14 years. Aditya Narayan would be the host.
Speaking about the launch, Zee TV's business head Punit Goenka said,''It's been a nostalgic journey with SRGMP since its inception.
Music is an integral part of Indian culture and talent should be nurtured from an early age.'' Adding further, he said,'' On the judging panel, we have some of the leading and established professionals from the music industry, who, would guide and judge our L'il discoveries.We look forward to provide our viewers a refreshingly new show with L'il champs, some talented singing with loads of entertainment.'' He said 28 participants have been selected from five continents and six different countries would compete with each other under the guidance of their respective mentors.
International auditions took place in UK, Dubai, USA, South Africa, Malaysia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Singapore, Fiji, Kenya, Australia, Israel and Hongkong as well as eight cities in India.