Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International

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Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International
Created by Rajeev Arora
Abhishek Dwivedi
Directed by Gyan Sahay
Presented by Aditya Narayan
Starring Suresh Wadkar
Sonu Nigam
Country of origin India
Production
Running time 52 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Zee TV
Original run 19 October 2007 – 1 March 2008
Chronology
Preceded by Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
Followed by Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge USA 2008
Related shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs
External links
Website

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International is an Indian televised children's singing competition announced by Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 host, Aditya Narayan, on 28 July 2007. The season began on 19 October 2007 with 28 contestants. The show was broadcast on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Anamika Choudhari won this competition on 1 March 2008.[1] It is the second instalment of the "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs" series and the fifth public voting competition in the "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" series. Chronologically, the show was preceded by Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007.

Narayan mentioned that children aged 6–14 worldwide could send recordings of their songs on a CD if they wished to participate in the competition. Furthermore, on 13 October 2007, Narayan also added that Pritam and Sonu Nigam would be the judges of the show. However, Pritam was later replaced by Suresh Wadkar.

Regional auditions phase[edit]

Locations[edit]

The auditions were held in the following cities in India:

International auditions took place in the United Kingdom, Dubai, USA, South Africa, Malaysia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Singapore, Fiji, Kenya, Australia, Israel and Hong Kong.[2]

Most participants were from India. No foreign contestants reached the finals

Judges[edit]

Contestants [1]
Name City/State Country Status Status Date Episode Number Wildcard Entry/2nd Elimination
Anamika Choudhari Mariani, Assam  India Winner 1 March 2008 Episode 40
Rohanpreet Singh Patiala, Punjab  India 1st runner-up 1 March 2008 Episode 40
Tanmay Chaturvedi Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh  India 2nd runner-up 1 March 2008 Episode 40
Aamir Hafeez Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh  India Voted out 15 February 2008 Episode 34
Vasundhara Raturi Delhi  India Voted out 8 February 2008 Episode 32
Vaishali Raikwar Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh  India Voted out 1 December 2007 Episode 14 25 Jan 2008/Epi. 29
Smita Nandi Agartala, Tripura  India Voted out 18 January 2008 Episode 27
Vibhor Parashar Delhi  India Voted out 12 January 2008 Episode 25
Rohit Shyam Raut Nagpur, Maharastra  India Voted out 4 January 2008 Episode 23
Paritosh Pande Gaziabad, Uttar Pradesh  India Voted out 21 December 2007 Episode 21
Sahil Solanki Hissar, Haryana  India Voted out 14 December 2007 Episode 6 1 Dec 2007/Epi. 14
Loria Dhoshi Jaipur, Rajasthan  India Voted out 8 December 2007 Episode 16
Shahzaad Ali Bikaner, Rajasthan  India Voted out 3 November 2007 Episode 17
Sagar Padke Mumbai, Maharastra  India Voted out 30 November 2007 Episode 13
Sayon Sen New Delhi  India Voted out 17 November 2007 Episode 10
Barbie Rajput with Ankesh Godbole Mandi, Himachal Pradesh  India Voted out 10 November 2007 Episode 8
Arghya Ramnath Naik Muscat  Oman Voted out 27 October 2007 Episode 4
Harsh Kapoor Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh  India Voted out 27 October 2007 Episode 4
Shreya Nayak Mumbai, Maharashtra  India Voted out 27 October 2007 Episode 4
Shreya Tripathi Sitrah  Bahrain Voted out 27 October 2007 Episode 4
Sukanya Gupta Delhi  India Voted out 27 October 2007 Episode 4
Utkarsha Telang Indor, Madhya Pradesh  India Voted out 27 October 2007 Episode 4
Aamna Waheed (Spelling Correction) England  United Kingdom Voted out 26 October 2007 Episode 3
Maithali Shome Johannesburg  South Africa Voted out 26 October 2007 Episode 3
Rupaali Suva  Fiji Voted out 26 October 2007 Episode 3
Surbhi Rajput Kota, Rajasthan  India Voted out 26 October 2007 Episode 3
Veda Narulkar Mumbai, Maharashtra  India Voted out 26 October 2007 Episode 3
Anshula Kumar Sydney  Australia Voted out 19 October 2007 Episode 2
Monalisa Roy Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Voted out 19 October 2007 Episode 2
Shruti Khandai California  United States Voted out 19 October 2007 Episode 2
Vibhav Gautam Doha  Qatar Voted out 19 October 2007 Episode 2
Yash Kansara N/A  United States Voted out 19 October 2007 Episode 2

Episode themes[edit]

Just as was done in previous Sa Re Ga Ma Pa shows, the idea of themes is used to determine the contestants' versatility and ability to sing different genres.

  • Episode 1 – Week 1 (Fri, October 19) – Introduction to Indian Contestants
  • Episode 2 – Week 1 (Sat, October 20) – Introduction to Foreign Contestants
  • Episode 3 – Week 2 (Fri, October 26) – Contestants' Choice
  • Episode 4 – Week 2 (Sat, October 27) – Contestants' Choice
  • Episode 5 – Week 3
  • Episode 6 – Week 3 (Sat, November 3) – "Masti and Dhamaal" Songs
  • Episode 7 – Week 4 (Fri, November 9) – Diwali Special
  • Episode 8 – Week 4 (Sat, 10 November) – Rock and Roll Songs
  • Episode 9 – Week 5 (Fri, 16 November) – Children's Day Special
  • Episode 10 – Week 5 (Sat, 17 November) – Comedy Special
  • Episode 11 – Week 6 (Fri, 23 November) – Asha Bhonsle's Songs
  • Episode 12 – Week 6 (Sat, 24 November)
  • Episode 13 – Week 7 (Fri, 30 November) – Contestant's Favorite Songs
  • Episode 14 – Week 7 (Sat, December 1) – Retro Theme
  • Episode 15 – Week 8 (Fri, December 7) – Hungama Songs
  • Episode 16 – Week 8 (Sat, December 8) – Aamir Khan's Songs
  • Episode 17 – Week 9 (Fri, December 14) –
  • Episode 18 – Week 9 (Sat, December 15) –
  • Episode 19 – Week 10 (Fri, December 21) – Balle Balle Punjabi Songs
  • Episode 20 – Week 10 (Sat, December 22) – Hits of Karisma Kapoor
  • Episode 21 – Week 11 (Fri, December 28) – Sonu Nigam's Songs
  • Episode 22 – Week 11 (Sat, December 29) – Disco Special
  • Episode 23 – Week 12 (Fri, January 4) – Beach Special
  • Episode 24 – Week 12 (Sat, January 5) – Parent's Special
  • Episode 25 – Week 13 (Fri, January 11) – Arabic Music
  • Episode 26 – Week 13 (Sat, January 12) – Mela Special
  • Episode 27 – Week 14 (Fri, January 18) – Sufi Songs
  • Episode 28 – Week 14 (Sat, January 19) – Hits of Arshad Warsi/Ayesha Takia
  • Episode 29 – Week 15 (Fri, January 25) – Train Songs
  • Episode 30 – Week 15 (Sat, January 26) – Patriotic Songs
  • Episode 31 – Week 16 (Fri, February 1) – Suresh Wadkar's Songs
  • Episode 32 – Week 16 (Sat, February 2) – New Songs of 2007 & Romantic Songs
  • Episode 33 – Week 17 (Fri, February 8) – Devotional Songs
  • Episode 34 – Week 17 (Sat, February 9) – Chaand & Bhoot Songs
  • Episode 35 – Week 18 (Fri, February 15) – Classical Songs
  • Episode 36 – Week 18 (Sat, February 16) – Hits of Kajol/Ajay Devgan

Celebrity guests[edit]

Grand Finale: (1 March) Kajol and Ajay Devgan

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]