After ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005’ and ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’, Zee TV has announced a completely new series – ‘L’il Champs’ – with 22 new young contestants. ‘L’il Champs’ will focus on the age group of 7-14 years. And for those who were missing host Shaan in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, ‘L’il Champs’ will see his return. ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs’ will be aired on Zee TV, on Thursdays and Fridays at 10-11 pm.
Speaking on the launch, Gajendra Singh, Creative Director, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, said, “Following ‘Challenge 2005’ and ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’, we thought of L’il Champs, a completely different series from the earlier ones. Music is an integral part of Indian culture and talent should be nurtured from an early age, therefore, ‘L’il Champs’ will identify young talent. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has always been a platform for the best talent in the country, L’il Champs will bring out the best in young talent from across the country.”
Adding further, Ashvini Yardi, Head, Programming, Zee TV, said, “L’il Champs will be an absolutely new experience for all of us as we will be dealing with little children as participants. With ‘L’il Champs’, we look forward to providing our viewers with a refreshingly new show, some talented singing and loads of fun. We also have new judges – Alka Yagnik, Bappi Lahiri and Abhijeet – all of them established professionals from the music industry, who will guide and judge our little contestants.”