SAB to air its first reality show, ‘Fame-X’, from November 24

SAB to air its first reality show, ‘Fame-X’, from November 24

Author | exchange4media News Service | Saturday, Nov 04,2006 8:30 AM

SAB to air its first reality show, ‘Fame-X’, from November 24

Music talent hunt ‘Fame Gurukul’s’ second season is debuting on SAB as ‘Fame-X’. The programme would be SAB’s first reality show, and would go on air from November 24. The first season of ‘Fame Gurukul’ was aired on Sony Entertainment Television.

‘Fame-X’ would be aired Monday to Friday. SAB is collaborating with Endemol India to produce the show. ‘Fame-X’ would capture the journey of 14 singers who vie for a place in a coveted music academy – Fame Academy – thereby becoming the nation’s chosen musical entertainer with the ‘X’ factor.

The show is based on a successful Spanish reality show called ‘Operacion Triunfo’. SAB’s ‘Fame-X’ has all the necessary ingredients to spice up the evenings with entertaining musical performances, drama and high emotions.

Vikas Bahl, Senior VP and Business Head, SAB, said, “SAB is consciously making an effort to reach out to the new age Indian and offer them popular entertainment that is innovative, aspirational and optimistic.”

Priya Mishra, Programming Head, SAB, said, “‘Fame-X’ is very different from its earlier version in terms of selection of judges, look and feel of the Academy, which will have indoor and outdoor set-ups, a single winner who will be entitled for a Sony BMG contract and a special honour of singing an anthem for the Indian cricket team.”

Popular singer Daler Mehndi has been roped in as judge for the show. Speaking about his role, Mehndi said, “I agreed to be a part of ‘Fame-X’ as I liked the concept of this show. It will be a journey of the 14 contestants and their constant endeavour to excel and become the singing sensation of the nation. I would be playing a key role in their growth as I am their mentor, their critic and above all a guiding force on this show.”

Currently auditions are being held across five cities – Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai – to select 50 talented aspirants. Out of these 50 shortlisted contestants, only 14 will get the opportunity to enroll into the ‘Fame Academy’. They would be living together at the Academy where their raw talent would be tested by industry experts, who would train them.

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