Zee TV has returned with its longest-running singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. The latest season invited audiences to participate and celebrate ‘Music Ka Sabse Bada Tyohaar’. The platform introduced some of the finest singing talent on October 16, and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm only on Zee TV.
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This time the show's host is Aditya Narayan and judges are Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal Dadlani and Shankar Mahadevan.
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa announced its auditions for the season three months ago with the show’s in-house creative team and production houses – Zee Studios and The Content Team evaluating fresh talent day in, day out to pick only the promising voices. Be it Uttar Pradesh’s Sachin Kumar Valmiki who took the judges’ breath way with his own ‘breathless’ performance to Nahin Saamne Tu, returning after having been a runner-up in a previous season or Delhi’s Sanjana Bhat who courageously held on to her six-month-old as she sang her heart out. Even Jaipur’s Akansha Rao, a spirited, tom-boyish Gen-Z millennial who sings only songs from the 1950s is a stellar example of how music across eras is still relevant. Ditto for Vadodara’s Vraj Kshatriya who hails from a business family and was often encouraged to follow in his father’s footsteps but is determined to prove that Gujaratis are artistic too. Audiences are in for a grand celebration of singing talent at this music ka sabse bada tyohaar!
Aparna Bhosle, Business Head, Zee TV, said, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, our deeply cherished singing reality platform has stayed relevant to music lovers of today and continues to carry forth a legacy we are collectively proud of as a nation, simply because of its golden standards of excellence in singing calibre. As we enter the festive season, we are keen to present the latest season as the biggest celebration of music ever. We are happy to have on board a music maestro such as Shankar Mahadevan and rockstars who’re geniuses of their own genres — Himesh Reshammiya and Vishal Dadlani on the judges’ panel. Together, we hope to discover some rare gems and hone them to perfection, while entertaining our audiences every weekend!”
Returning as a judge after nine years, Shankar Mahadevan said, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has always been close to my heart, and it shall remain that way. The last time I judged the show, I was enthralled by the performances of the contestants, and I’m hoping this time too I’ll get to witness some of the finest talents of our country. As we kick off ‘Music Ka Sabse Bada Tyohaar’ during the festive season, I am sure we will have double the fun. It’s all the more exciting to be judging this season alongside Vishal and Himesh. While I have had a chance to share the same panel with Himesh, it would be my first season with Vishal … he’s a dear friend, we’ve recorded so many times for each other, he has a crazy sense of humour … and I ‘m hoping to have a marvellous time judging the show with the two of them.”
Judge Himesh Reshammiya added, “Although I have been a part of several seasons of this reality show, each season has left me surprised with the kind of talent that appears on stage. They are not just adept in the field of music but have their own style and aura of presenting songs, which all the more makes each season worthwhile to watch. Even after all these years, I am quite thrilled to be a part of the judge’s panel because I truly believe that it is going to be a real treat to watch these raw talents perform.”
Judge Vishal Dadlani said, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and I go back a long way and it truly feels wonderful to return to the show after a while. What makes this season more exciting is the celebration of music that we are kickstarting as well as the chance of sharing the judge’s panel with some of the finest names in the industry. I have a great equation with both Himesh and Shankar and whenever we have worked together we have had a lot of fun through our music. So, I am sure viewers are bound to have a gala time watching us come together while the talented singers of the season mesmerise us all with their voices. I look forward to shaping the future of this season’s contestants.”
Host Aditya Narayan added, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has always held a special place in my heart as I started my hosting career with this show, and I feel really honoured to be associated with it. It marked the beginning of my career, and it continues to do so for numerous budding singers across India. In fact, being a singer myself, I am quite keen to know what this season has in store for us. I wish all the contestants all the luck.”