Published on 20 Jun 2011 | over 6 years ago
The audition moves to Delhi. First contestant, 17 years old Student, Seema Jha, comes to the stage with her boyish looks & unrefined confidence. She sings "Dilbar dil se pyare" originally sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Her voice is engaging and sweet. It melts into the ambience like honey. The Judges assess her confident performance and appreciate her song selection & presentation. They give her a go ahead for the next level. Neel-e-Khan Group gets on the X Factor stage with an objective to promote Indian Folk Music and perform a Qawalli "Ali Molah". Their performance is magical. The Group assures that with determination they can climb up to higher levels of the competition. Gaurav Dhiman, 20 year old Student, an enormous fan of Sonu Nigam is over-whelmed to see his idol sitting in front of him as a Judge. He performs the song "Tumne mujhe dekha" originally sung by Mohd. Rafi. His singing skills fail to impress the judges. Gaurav is still happy & satisfied as he met Sonu Nigam & also presents him a Portrayal of Late Singer Mohd. Rafi. Manu Bishnoi, a 16 years old Student, seems like a lost & confused kid in the arena as he performs "Tadap tadap ke" originally sung by KK and Dominique. The performance though energy-filled, lacks even the basic requisite of a singer. The judges enjoy the bizarre & appalling performance but don't select him for the next round. Shreya Ghoshal sings 2 lines of her song "Bairi Piya" & dedicates the song to the People of Delhi. The versatile singer Jubin Nautiyal, 21 years of age from Dehradun, performs "Tujhe bhula diya" by Mohit Chauhan and Shekhar Ravijani. The audience loves the performance & shouts for "Once More". Judge Shreya Ghoshal feels that his voice needs a lot of hard work. Sanjay feels something missing in his voice. Sonu on the other hand discusses with the other two judges whether to pass him for the next level or not. The judges go with the audience and give him a chance to excel in the next level. Pretty girl Manju Sharma, 17 years old from Haryana, wants to fulfill her mother's dream of becoming a singer. To the beats of "Dekhle" originally sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, she tries to do full justice to the song. Untouched by the performance, Sanjay finds her singing lazy. She is asked to perform again on her mother's request to the judges but to no avail. Vishal Srivastava, 31 years old, an Auto-rickshaw driver by profession, is participating to fulfill his wife's dream of becoming a School Teacher. He sings "Haal kya hai dilon ka" originally sung by Kishore Kumar. Sanjay acknowledges Vishal for his aims and dreams and appreciates the projection in his voice quality. The judges in particular Sonu Nigam becomes emotional after seeing the moving performance. Vishal gets a confident Heads Up from all the judges for the next level. He & his wife backstage are happy & emotional after his selection.
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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