Published on 27 Jun 2011 | over 6 years ago
After thousands of auditions and 124 performances on the first day of bootcamp round, next day the few selected X Factor contestants visit the very famous 'Famous Studios' of Mumbai, where many big names of the music industry have recorded their songs. This is like once in a lifetime achievement for them to perform there. Before calling up the contestants, Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam give a little knowledge about the techniques of recording to the viewers. The first one to start is Neelamrug Ingle, who wears the same shirt which he has been wearing again and again, as he believes it to be his lucky charm. He fails to sing in the recording atmosphere. Getting the feel of the recording studio for the first time makes everyone nervous. With huge dreams in his eyes, the auto rickshaw driver from Delhi, Vishal Srivastava also takes a step ahead. Fortunately, he manages to impress the Judge Gurus with his performance on 'Pukarta Chala Hoon Main'. Then it's the turn of Sajda Sisters, who with their performance on an Asha Bhosle number 'Mujhe Rang De' win hearts of the Judge Gurus. They get a standing ovation for their fabulous singing. Then, its Geet Saagar who is an RJ by profession gives a taste of what he does, on a soecial request by Sonu Nigam and is appreciated for that. Many more try their luck at the recording studios. An aspiring singer, Shovon Ganguly, presents his talent with 'Soniyo' originally sung by Sonu Nigam. Judge Gurus enjoy his performance and appreciate his effort.
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.