Zee Tamil, Zee Telugu to bolster weekend programming with reality shows

MUMBAI: ZEEL-owned regional GECs Zee Tamil and Zee Telugu are all set to bolster their weekend programming with the launch of reality shows.

Zee Tamil is all set to launch the second season of singing reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. The show will feature astounding performances by junior contestants from across Tamil Nadu, ranging from 5 to 14 years of age, as they set out to redefine the boundaries of entertainment.

Set to launch on 5th May 2018, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs Season 2 will air every weekend at 6:30 PM on Zee Tamil and Zee Tamil HD.

The second season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs will witness 40 young and talented superstars, shortlisted from thousands of aspiring singers. These contestants have been shortlisted after extensive auditions conducted in Trichy, Madurai, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kochi.

The final 20 contestants who will further compete for the title of the ultimate ‘Winner’ will be chosen through a round of blind auditions wherein the judges will be blindfolded to promote fairness.

Zee Telugu is all set to launch Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Season 11 and Drama Juniors Season 3 from 5 May.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Season 11 will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm followed by Drama Juniors Season 3 at 9 pm.

The broadcaster said that Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 11 has been revamped to increase the entertainment quotient for all its ardent audiences. The format for this season will be the first-of-its-kind in the Telugu television industry, with an esteemed panel judges that include lyricist Ramajogayya Sastry, renowned playback singer Karthik who started his career with AR Rahman, and the prodigious playback singer Chinmayi who is the voice of Zee Telugu’s Brand Ambassador, Samantha.

A total of 16 contestants will contest against each other to become the title winner. These contestants will have the privilege of being mentored by the 16 Jury Members, who will play a vital role in shaping up each of them as thorough singers throughout the season.

The elimination rounds come with a twist, where each contestant will sing alongside their mentor, for the very first time in the history of Sa Re Ga M Pa. Zee Telugu’s most popular anchors, Sreemukhi will host the new season of the acclaimed musical reality show.

‘Drama Juniors’ is popularly known as the platform that has given rise to a young generation of actors. The show features 22 contestants who were handpicked from auditions that took place across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Hosted by the multitalented anchor, Pradeep Machiraju, Drama Juniors will continue to feature the esteemed panel of judges including Anasuya Bharadwaj, Ali, and Ohmkar, keeping the viewers glued to their television sets every weekend.

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