Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs
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|Idea Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs|
|Created by||Zee Marathi Creative Team|
|Directed by||Rajan Dange|
|Presented by||Pallavi Joshi|
|Theme music composer||Ajay−Atul|
|Opening theme||Written by: Shrirang Godbole
Performed by: Swapnil Bandodkar and Bela Shende
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||63|
|Executive producer(s)||Nikhil Sane|
|Original network||Zee Marathi|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||July 7, 2008 – February 8, 2009|
Idea Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs was an Indian reality TV show that aired on Zee Marathi. The show premiered on July 7, 2008 and continued till February 8, 2009. The winner of this show was Kartiki Gaikwad.
The show aimed to discover the best singing talent in the age range of 8 – 14 years from the Indian state of Maharashtra. The show was judged by singer and composer, Avdhoot Gupte and singer Vaishali Samant in addition to prominent individuals from the Indian music industry who served as guest judges. The show was hosted by actress, Pallavi Joshi. The progress of the contestants through the rounds was also dependent on the votes of the audience.
The show usually aired on Monday and Tuesday nights.
The contest was held in five stages viz. Preliminary, Quarter-Final, Semi-Final, Final and Mega-Final. One contestant was declared the "Little Champ" from these five stages.
A total of 50 contestants were divided across two groups. The first group, "Juniors", had 20 contestants in the age range of 8 to 11 years while the second group had 30 contestants in the age range of 12 to 14 years. The contestants in the 8 to 11 years age group performed on the episodes broadcast on Mondays while the contestants from the 12 to 14 years age group performed on the episodes broadcast on Tuesdays.
In this contest the notes Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni was used for scoring. After every performance of every contestant, every judge independently scored the performance.
The scores increased linearly from 'Sa' to 'Ni' and will have values from 'Sa' = 1 to 'Ni' = 7. The result was declared based on the total score from the judges.
In the Final round, the same scoring system will be used to make decisions. The values for the notes will change to 'Sa' = 14, 'Re' = 28, 'Ga' = 42, 'Ma' = 56, 'Pa'= 70, 'Dha' = 85 and 'Ni' = 100.
In the Final round, while making a decision the votes of the viewers was taken into account along with the scores given by the judges. Till the middle of the Final round the weighting given to the votes of the viewers increased while that given to the scores of the judges decreased.
In the first week of the Final round, all the contestants performed but no contestant was eliminated this week. In the following weeks, the viewers had a chance to act as judges. From the second week onwards, the votes of the viewers received via SMS and the scores of the judges resulted in contestants having low scores to be eliminated. In the first week, the weighting of the judges' scores was 90% while that of the viewers' votes was 10%. In the second week, the weighting of the judges' scores was 80% while that of the viewers' votes was 20%. In this manner the weighting of the votes of the viewers and the judges' scores was 50% each by the end of the fifth week. This weighting stayed constant till the Mega-Final. The result of the Mega-Final, though, were solely decided by the votes of the viewers. So also there was a jury of 5 reputed singers which included Shridhar Phadke, Devaki Pandit, Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar, Suresh Wadkar and Asha Khadilkar, who along with Avadhoot and Vaishali were assessing the participants....
The competition consisted of the following rounds.
Preliminary Call Back Round
Talented contestants who had to leave the contest because of a minor difference in scores were given another chance in a special "Call Back" round. A total of two "Juniors" and four "Seniors" were selected for the Quarter-Final from the "Call Back" round.
In the second stage, i.e. in the Quarter Final, 12 "Junior" contestants were split across 3 groups while 24 "Senior" contestants were split across 4 groups. "Junior" contestants performed on the episodes broadcast on Mondays while the "Senior" contestants performed on the episodes broadcast on Tuesdays.
The Quarter-Final round for the "Junior" contestants went on for three weeks. Two contestants were eliminated on every Monday. The six contestants who were selected at the end of the third week competed again in the fourth week. The best four contestants out of these were chosen for the Semi-Final round. The Quarter-Final round for the "Senior" contestants went on for four weeks. Three contestants were eliminated on every Tuesday. At the end of the fourth week, two eliminated contestants whose scores were the highest amongst those eliminated were selected for the Semi-Final round. In this manner, four "Junior" and fourteen "Senior" contestants, for a total of eighteen contestants competed in the Semi-Final round.
The Semi-Final round went on for three weeks. The selected eighteen contestants were split into three groups of six each. There was no distinction between "Seniors" and "Juniors". Every contestant performed a song on the episodes broadcast on Monday and Tuesday. Two contestants were eliminated at the end of the episode broadcast on Tuesdays.
Twelve contestants contested the Final round. Every week one contestant was supposed to leave the contest.
Final Call Back Round
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Round 1 to Semi-Final
Numbers in the cells indicate the episode in which the contestant performed in a <Week>.<Episode> format. For example, 4.1 in the Round 1 column indicates the 1st episode i.e. the one on the Monday of the 4th week of Round 1.
|Did Not Perform||Performed||Eliminated||Winner|
|Singer||Round 1||Round 1 Callbacks||Round 2||Round 2 Callbacks||Semi-Final|
Final and Mega-Final
|Did Not Perform||Performed||Eliminated||Winner|
- The numbers in the Week 10 column indicate which episodes during the week the contestants performed.