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Now, a show to scout couples recreating Lata-Kishore magic

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 14 (UNI) A new talent hunt show where nine "singing couples" will vie with one another to recreate the old magic of the Lata Mangeshkar-Kishore Kumar and the Lata Mangeshkar-Mohammed Rafi duets begins telecast on the small screen this week.

'Ek Main Aur Ek Tu', a singing talent hunt show seeking to choose from among nine groups of boys and girls, the couple having the best "singing chemistry" between them, will launch on Zee TV on Thursday.

Unlike in the recently-concluded 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge, 2005', where the best singer was chosen based on solo performances, 'Ek Main Aur Ek Tu' will have contestants singing duets, from which the couple with the best ''chemistry'' between them will be chosen as the 'Ek Main Ek Tu Jodi'.

Judging the contestants in this unique show will be the Colonial Cousins, Hariharan and Leslie Lewis, whose points to the contestants will, along with the votes of the audience, decide the Best singing couple.

The show will be hosted by singer Shaan, who also anchored the 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge, 2005', along with MTV VJ Ishita Arun.

''Since it is a show judging the chemistry between two singers, there could not have been better judges for the show than singers Hariharan and Leslie Lewis both of who share a crackling chemistry,''said Senior manager, Channel promotion at Zee TV, Sanjay Banerjee at a press conference here last night to promote the show.

Speaking at the press meet, singer Hariharan, who was present along with his partner Leslie Lewis, said,''Judging solo performances is different from judging duets. For, in a duet, both singers have to sing well as a group. So the judgement of the Best singing couple will be on how well they sing in unison rather than on their individual performances.'' More UNI AR LR KP1118

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