India's Got Talent
|India's Got Talent|
Titlecard of "India's Got Talent".
|Created by||Simon Cowell|
|Presented by||Ayushmann Khurrana (2009–10)|
|Judges||Shekhar Kapoor (2009)|
|Country of origin||India|
|Original language(s)||Hindi English|
|No. of seasons||5 [Registration open for 5th Season]|
|Production company(s)||Big Synergy|
|Picture format||720i (SDTV)|
|Original run||June 27, 2009– present|
|Related shows||Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
X Factor India
India's Got Talent (sometimes abbreviated as IGT) is an Indian reality television series on Colors television network, and part of the global British Got Talent. It's a cooperative effort between Colors and Britain's FremantleMedia The first episode of India's Got Talent premiered on June 27, 2009. India's Got Talent follows the global Got Talent format, in which contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Up until the semifinal and final rounds, the judges decide whether or not a contestant advances in the competition. During the semifinal and final rounds, viewers vote on which contestants will advance. It is the first Got Talent format show in Asia, and India's first large-scale televised entertainment variety show, intending to showcase India's best unknown acts and talents. The show travels to different cities across India in search of interesting local talent. The show has no age limit for contestants. Singing, music, dance, impersonation, puppetry and illusion are all common areas of talent; however, any talent is allowed to compete. The winner receives a cash prize of 5 million rupees (equivalent to approximately US$105,000) and a Maruti Suzuki Ritz.
The Season 1 of the show was presented together by Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana. and the special segment called India's Got More Talent was hosted by Roshni Chopra. The show was judged by Bollywood film actresses Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher along with film director Shekhar Kapur.
Eleven finalists were selected through voting by the judges and the viewers. Those finalists competed in the Grand Finale to win the grand prize. The eleven finalists were:
- Aslam Khan & Group - traditional folk music
- Lokmanya Tilak Group - Mallakhamb performers (1st runners up)
- Msonic - music band from Assam
- Mandeep Singh and Group - Bhangra Punjabi folk dance
- Piyush Rajani and the Fine Tuners - band playing music through unusual instruments (2nd runners up)
- Prince Dance Group - dance on unusual concepts (Winning act)
- Rajesh Amrale - pole Mallakhamb and balancing act
- Rohan & Group - street and hip-hop dancers
- Satyajit Padhye - ventriloquist and puppeteer
- Sneha Kapoor & Richard Tholoor - salsa dancer
- Vaishnavi Patil - Bharatanatyam classical dance style
- Ajeet Singh Chandel - singer
The Season 2 of the show started from July 30, 2010 with Sonali Bendre and Kirron Kher continuing their roles of judging the contestant. The film director Shekher Kapur however was replaced with another film director and TV show host Sajid Khan. The show was presented by the same duo Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana.
Ten finalists were selected through voting by the judges and the viewers. Those finalists competed in the Grand Finale to win the grand prize. The Ten finalists were : Sree Uppalapati
- Bir Khalsa Group (2nd Runner Up)
- Diwakar and Sonia (Acro-Duo)
- Fictitious Group (Group Dance)
- Harihar Das (Locking and Popping dance)
- Manas Kumar Sahoo and Group (Sand art)
- Shillong Chamber Choir
- Sanjay Mandol
- Teji Toko (1st Runner Up) (Drummer)
- Underground Authority (Rock band)
- Masoom Arif ( Currently moved to London to pursue a career in Bangra dancing )
The winning act of the second season of India's Got Talent was the Shillong Chamber Choir from Shillong, Meghalaya. The Choir is led by Neil Nongkynrieh, an accomplished pianist. Footage of the Bir Khalsa Group's performance (popularly known to foreigners as the "Warriors of Goja"), involving extreme feats of physical resistance and pain suppression, became an internet phenomenon in late 2011.
The Season 3 of the talent show started from July 29, 2011. The judges of this season were Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher and veteran Bollywood actor turned politician Dharmendra. The show was now hosted by singer Meiyang Chang and actor-model Gautam Rode.
The opening episode of the season of garnered the maximum ratings than all its previous seasons. The show generated a Television Rating Point (TRP) of 3.91.
The Season 4 of the show started airing from 22 September 2012. The show was hosted by Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar and judged by model-actress Malaika Arora Khan, actress Kirron Kher and director Karan Johar. Arora Khan judged the show only in the audition rounds. The position of the third judge of the show was later taken by Farah Khan.
- Niks Dance Factory(Aniket Mishra)- Hip-Hop and Locking Poping-Winners
- Deep raj- Singer
- Tanya and Mukesh- Arial Dance
- Nitish Bharti- Sand artist
- Toshan Singh Nongbet- Opera Singer
- Acrobatic Boys- Acrobatics
- Ocean Kids- Group Dance (Thematic Acts)
- Shiraz Irani- Belly Dancer
- Margam Dance- Group Dance
- Silhouette Squad- Shadow Act
- Chanchal Bharti- Qawaali Singer
- Diplav Cultural Dance Group- Group dance with Stacks of Diyas on head
- Talent Scan Dance Academy- Human Formation Group Dance
Grand Finale & Winning Act
Two young dancers Sonali Majumdar (7) and Maraju Sumanth (13) from Kolkata's Bivash dance academy were crowned winners of the fourth season winning a cash price of Rs. 50 lacs and Maruti Alto 800. The winners come from the same dance school as the runner up winners from season three: BAD Salsa Group.
During several episodes the team of judges was joined by celebrities for the promotion of their activities. Celebrities who sat down to judge are:
- Kareena Kapoor during one audition episode to promote Heroine
- Sonakshi Sinha to promote Son of Sardaar
- Preity Zinta to promote Ishkq in Paris
- Yuvraj Singh
- Sharukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma joined the full team of judges during the Grand Finale (including Malaika Arora who was absent during the 'knock out shows') for the promotion of their film Jab Tak Hai Jaan
|1||June 27, 2009||Prince Dance Group||Nikhil Chinapa
|2||July 30, 2010||Shillong Chamber Choir||Sonali Bendre
|3||July 29, 2011||Suresh and Vernon Group||Meiyang Chang
|4||September 22, 2012||Sumanth and Sonali||Manish Paul
Farah Khan (from knockout phase)
Malaika Arora Khan (auditions and grand finale)
India's Got More Talent
India's Got More Talent was a companion show broadcast on channel Colors, after the main India's Got Talent broadcast for season one. It featured behind-the-scenes footage of India's Got Talent and showed the emotional responses of the contestants after the judges comment on their performances. It was presented by Roshni Chopra.
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