After immense seven successful seasons of ruling reality television with India’s finest young singing talent, Zee TV’s popular singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs is back with all-new, exciting Season 8.
In recent years, the franchise has introduced the music fraternity to li’l singing prodigies like Sugandha Date, Shreyan Bhattacharya, Anjali Gaikwad, Tanya Sharma, Shanmukhpriya, Sonakshi Kar and ‘Chote Bhagwaan’ Jayas Kumar.
Each of these gems not only became household names overnight on the steam of their talent but managed to redefine the identity of those they’re close to … When their folks are referred to as Sugandha ke papa, Anjali ki mumma, Jayas ki didi, Shreyans ke bhaiyya or Sonakshi ki daadi, the expression of unbridled joy and pride on their faces is truly priceless! Articulating this halo of success that makes the chests of anyone close to a Li’l Champ fill up with pride is the mantra of Season 8 – Bacche Karenge Aisa Kaam, Unse Hoga Badon Ka Naam.
To impart invaluable life lessons and add significantly to the learning curve of the latest season’s talent pool with their unmatched musical expertise, years of experience in the industry and above all else, their ability to NOT judge but nurture and mentor the kids, the makers of the show has in the living legends of Indian music – Padmashri Kumar Sanu, Padmabhooshan Udit Narayan and the evergreen songstress Alka Yagnik as mentors. Between themselves, they have 6 national awards and a whopping 267 other prestigious awards!
Their combined contribution races up to 30,000 songs in all Indian languages and they’re still going strong. After Kishore da, Lata Didi and Asha Ji, the only grand trio who are ruling the chartbusters since 1990, is mentoring these Li’l Champs. The season features the man with impeccable comic timing, the sunshine smile and the sass of a Li’l Champ himself – Maniesh Paul as the host.
Sharing his excitement, Maniesh Paul shares, “We have opened the season on a high note and I am glad to be associated with Zee TV, especially to host a show that has given India some of its finest singing sensations from different corners of the country. I am already enjoying the shoot and looking forward to spending time with the contestants as the season progresses. I personally derive a lot of inspiration from these prodigies who have managed to learn and imbibe so much at such a young age. Additionally, this season is more special for the kids as they are getting to learn a lot from the three biggest singing legends of Bollywood.
Talking about his visit to Delhi, he added, “It feels great to be in Delhi today, it’s my second home. The people are so welcoming. I am really looking forward to having a good time whilst in the city and eat some delicacies.
The show is co-produced by Essel Vision Productions Ltd (EVPL) and The Content Team. The talent scouts have moved from Bareilly to Kolkata and Chandigarh to Ahmedabad. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’s Champs has been auditioning the country’s most talented young children to bring the best 16 to the forefront this year. From young classical singers who have learnt the art of each raaga through intensive training at a tender age to rappers who’re bursting out of their gullies to follow their dreams, these children are no less than superstars!