‘Super Singer’ is back on Vijay TV, and this time it’s for the little ones. Following on the footsteps of the highly popular ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’, the ‘Junior Super Singer’ will offer a platform for children in the 6-12 age group to showcase their singing talent. The channel is set to launch a statewide search for that mellifluous voice among children.
Children between 6 years and 12 years can send in their recorded voice either on a CD or a cassette to Vijay TV. A hi-powered jury comprising some of the most popular names in the music industry would then screen these entries and shortlisted candidates would be called for ground auditions, which would be held in Chennai, Coimbatore and Tanjore in January 2007. Spot registration for ground auditions is also open.
Forty-five talented candidates (15 from each zone) would then move on to the next level of screening at Chennai, where they would face the main jury panel. The channel has kept the main jury panel of the show under wraps to keep intact the surprise element.
Over a period of 13 weeks the selected 45 kids will showcase their talent, with the unfortunate ones eliminated in each episode. The show will culminate in the unveiling of the child with the golden voice, who would be crowned the ‘Junior Super Singer’. The winner would get to pocket Rs 5 lakh.
Ravinath Menon, General Manager, Vijay TV, said, “‘Junior Super Singer’ is going to be another big-ticket show. It is definitely more appealing to a wider audience as parents are equally involved in the process from start to finish. Our expertise in the format with ‘Super Singer 1’ will ensure that the show has all the elements to be a complete family entertainer.”