Having premiered on February 25, Zee TV’s singing reality show for kids, ‘Amul Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs co-powered by Airtel 4G and special partner Tata Signa’, has emerged as the No. 1 non-fiction show across Hindi GECs on weekend primetime. Zee TV has worked with Google to introduce a first-of-its-kind video voting innovation in Asia. Users will be able to see an audio-visual (AV) clip as a quick preview of the contestants’ performance on Google and vote. Apart from the usual SMS voting, viewers have to search ‘lil champs vote’ on Google and the first search result will reveal all top 10 contestants, and direct the user to cast their vote.
Zee TV Deputy Business Head Deepak Rajadhyaksha, said, “The latest season has broken all records and is the No. 1 non-fiction show across Hindi GECs on weekend primetime. We are delighted to work with Google to announce a pioneering voting mechanism that is a first in Asia. Video Voting lets viewers preview video clips of the contestants before casting their vote. We look forward to breaking records of viewer participation through this user-friendly method of voting.”
Know more about the top 10 contestants:
13-year-old Kolkata girl Sonakshi Kar is a student of Maharishi Vidya Mandir. She sings classical music and fast numbers. Training under guru Jayant Sarkar, Sonakshi loves dancing too. Her idols are Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh.
12-year-old Satyaeet Jena from Odisha is a student of Vivekanand Shiksha Kendra School. His idol is Arijit Singh. He also plays harmonium and dholak. He is a part of his father’s band as a main lead singer. A fan of music director Vikas Das and Gudli Ratha, he aspires to become a music director and singer.
11-year-old Kerala girl Yumna Ajin is a student of Iqrah English High School. She takes vocal training from her father.
12-year-old Mumbai boy Adnan Hussain is a student of Don Bosco High School. His command over Qawwali is commendable and composes Qawwali songs. His favourite judge is Javed Ali.
11-year-old Amritsar boy, Dhroon Tickoo is a student of Spring Dales Senior School. He is called young Kishore Kumar by mentor Himesh Reshammiya. He aspires to become like Reshammiya.
Hailing from Kolkata, 13-year-old Riya Biswas is a student of Ghospara Niskhin Ballyka Vidyapith. Her dream is to become a professional singer.
Hailing from Visakhapatnam, 14-year-old Shanmukhapriya is a student of Trichaitanya School. She has been musically inclined since childhood and wants to do playback singing for Katrina Kaif.
13-year-old Jasu Khan from Rajasthan is a student of the Global Academy School. He sings in marriages and pays his own school fees. A fan of Shah Rukh and Aamir and Shraddha Kapoor, he aspires to become a professional singer.
11-year old Kolkata boy Shreyan Bhattacharya started singing when he was a toddler. He aspires to become a playback singer.
12-year old Hasrat Hali hails from a village Rampuraful near Bhatinda. Overcoming numerous hurdles in life, this boy proves that where there is a will there is a way!
The musical battle for the coveted trophy of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs began with top 15 singing prodigies being selected by mentors Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali from across 27 cities and has arrived at its top 10. 30 jury members who are experts from the music fraternity are assessing the aspiring singers. Aditya Narayan hosts the show. Every weekend, these tiny singing prodigies take centre stage and win hearts with their soulful melodies.