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X Factor reaches Indore for its auditions. Nimisha Deb, 16 years old Student from Jabalpur, performs "Teri neeyat kharab hai" by Sunidhi Chauhan. Sonu Nigam feels she is the one who could get closest to Sunidhi Chauhan in terms of tone. Shreya Ghoshal calls her a fabulous singer and is desperate to take her in her team. She gets hugs from all the judges and celebrates her victory with her mother. Mona Shewde, 36 years old Housewife has come to fulfill her daughter's dream to be a singer. She dedicates her performed song "Aur kya ahde wafa hote hain" by Asha Bhonsle to her lovely daughter Mahima. The judges find her singing promising and look forward to see her in the next rounds of X Factor. Mona gets a Yes by all the judges. Pankaj Mulchandani, 24 years old, Process Manager by Profession, sings "Chahe koi mujhe junglee kahe" by Mohd. Rafi and performs crazily like Shammi Kapoor. Even though his singing skills do not match up to the expectations, Judges enjoy his performance and his lively nature. Deewana Group performs "Piya haji Ali" by Kadar Ghulam Mustafa, Murtaza Ghulam Mustafa and A.R.Rahman. The Judges find the group determined and talented and give them a Yes for the next round of X Factor. Now the search for X factor reaches Ahmedabad and as per the expectations, the city welcomes X factor in full spirits. Sajda Group performs "Dola re dola" by Shreya Ghoshal. Sonu Nigam loves the performance and praises the group for its efficiency of dividing the song. Sanjay Leela Bhansali finds the group's singing rendering and synchronized. The versatility of the group is selected and moves on towards the next round. Amit Gupta, a scientist engineer by profession and partially blind with immense support of his family and cute little son tries his luck. Pretty unfortunate for him that he couldn't make it further. Then at last comes Kalpesh, who claims to have been inspired from Sonu Nigam, but astounds everyone by his Gujarati rap. After Indore, Kolkata awaits X Factor.
X FACTOR INDIA -- is the big daddy of all music shows in scale and size. With versions in 24 countries and a unique format that gives contestants the chance to showcase their talent regardless of the age.
A singing show with a unique format that gives everyone a chance to showcase their talent. Open to all citizens of India over the age of 16, the auditions will be divided into 3 categories, viz. 16-25 years, 25 & above and individual groups. Participants that make through the final selection will then be divided into three groups with each group headed by a mentor. Of this lot, the top 12 will be selected to participate in the Galas and prove their mettle to the entire nation
Hosted by the multi-talented Aditya Narayan & judged by the stalwarts of the Indian Film Industry Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal & Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the show premiered on 29th May 2011 on Sony Entertainment Television.
Sonu Nigam: He is a highly successful actor, singer and anchor. Having spun numbers like Mera Rang De Basanti Chola, Dil Dooba and Kal Ho Na Ho among numerous others, this versatile performer has won many accolades and is now all set to mesmerize the nation with his role as a judge in X FACTOR INDIA .
Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Needless to say, one of India's greatest film makers having moved hearts right from his first film, Khamoshi -- The Musical to Hum Dil Chuke Sanam to Guzaarish, this producer, writer, director and recently turned musician has received several accolades for his creativity abilities. As one of the judges for X FACTOR INDIA' Sanjay has vowed to pick only the best.
Shreya Ghoshal: For Shreya life has come full circle, from a being a contestant on a reality show to being the judge on the biggest music reality show on Indian television. This gifted singer's first film "Devdas" not only saw her getting a Filmfare 'RD. Burman Award for New Music Talent' but also the 'best female playback singer' award. After lending her voice in more than 180 films and receiving four National Film Awards, she is all set to win hearts in her new avatar as a judge in X FACTOR INDIA.

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