Zee Kannada has launched the season -9 of one of its prestigious singing show Sa.Re.Ga.Ma.Pa. The programme airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm.
“This is the biggest singing reality show in the state. Over 2,000 children participated in the auditions, of which 17 have been selected for the show. Sa.Re.Ga.Ma.Pa. provides a platform to children from remote areas to showcase their talents.” Says Dr. Gautham Machaiah, Executive Vice President, Zee TV.
Auditions for the show were held at different parts of the State for the selection of the talented children. In the first phase, 48 talented little singers were shortlisted from Gulbarga, Hubli, Mysore, Mangalore, Davanagere and Bangalore, out of which 17 have been finalised after the studio rounds. Well known singing sensations Soumya Rao and Vijay Prakash will judge the show, which will also feature celebrity walk-in judges. The show will be hosted by the bubbly and cheerful Varsha of the ‘Neanpirali’ fame.
“This specialty of the show is that it will not mock the emotions of the contestants. We have taken care to ensure that the sentiments of kids are not hurt in the show. We have also taken note that the songs that have been selected for the kids to sing are evergreen hits and those that all our audiences will connect to and enjoy themselves. The show is all set to capture the naughtiness and innocence of the kids in addition to their talent.” explains Parameshwar Bhat Gundkal, programming head of Zee Kannada.
Previous seasons of SA RE GA MA PA- Little Champs were a tremendous success. Kids who participated in the previous seasons are still popularly known as ‘SA RE GA MA PA Putanis ’. These children are also popular playback singers in Kannada cinema.