Zee's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 enters 'Gharana' round

MUMBAI: Zee TV has announced the launch of the second phase of the musical reality show, Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005. In the forthcoming weeks, viewers will be privy to competition among the contestants belonging to the privileged "gharanas" of the four mentors - Adesh Shrivastav, Himesh Reshammiya, Ismail Darbar and Jatin-Lalit.


Speaking on the occasion, Zee TV business head Abhijit Saxena said, "Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 is a show that has brought the country's leading music directors together, for the first time in the history of Indian television. The real Maha Yudh between the musical mentors flags off in the second phase of Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005".

He further added, "Through rigorous selections and eliminations processes we have selected 32 contestants, who have gathered their rightful place in the gharanas of the four magical mentors. From here on, the valuable training imparted by the mentors will reflect in the performances of the contestants and will take the competition to greater heights".


Each gharana has a set of eight contestants - four boys and four girls. The gharanas have been formed through four selection rounds namely Guru Round, Shishya Round, Saubhagya Round and Deeksha Round. In the Guru round each mentor chooses a contestant for his gharana. In the Shishya round, a chosen contestant gets a chance to choose his gharana. The Saubhagya round introduces the wild card entries, who get a chance to pick their gharanas, and the Deeksha round proved as an opportunity for the contestants who were eliminated earlier, but had what it took to find a place in the privileged gharanas, states an official release.


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