MUMBAI: Zee TV, India‘s largest media and entertainment conglomerate proudly announces the winner of the largest musical reality show with little young talents; Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs.From lakhs of young participants across 5 continents and 6 different countries, the search has finally come to an end, declaring Anamika as the winner of this singing contest.
Commenting on the culmination of the most popular and original children‘s talent competition across the globe, Tarun Mehra, Business Head, Zee TV said, "This season of Li‘l Champs was different from the various other reality shows trying to showcase talent on TV. Both our esteemed judges, Sonu Niigam and Suresh Wadkar, tutored the kids to an extent that will hold them in good stead all their lives. Also never once did they disagree publicly on the show/format/performance. It gives me great pleasure announcing Anamika as the winner since he/she truly was the most versatile of the group."
Adding further Tarun said, "With the culmination of this season‘s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, the channel intends to take a break from the format and bring in something new and refreshing for its audiences. We are ushering an entirely new show called Airtel Rock N Roll Family where three generations of a family shall come together on a single platform to compete for India‘s first Rock ‘N‘ Roll family. Again this is first in its category and we are hoping that people will accept it the way they have been doing Sa Re Ga Ma Pa."
The mega finale took place at the Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai on March 1st, 2008 where the three finalists, Tanmay Chaturvedi, Anamika Choudhary and Rohanpreet Singh performed live with mentors, Sonu Niigaam and Suresh Wadkar, before a throbbing audience of over 12,000. The stage was set alive with memorable performances by Smriti Irani, Rajshree Thakur and Divyanka Tripathy. The surprise element of the evening was Kajol and Ajay Devgan who launched Zee TV‘s yet another block-buster show Rock ‘N‘ Roll Family. The atmosphere was electrifying with the crowd rooting for their favorite contestant and the judges encouraging them to sing their best.
Anamika, the winner of Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li‘l Champs 2008 stands to win cash of Rs. 20 lakhs from Kidzee, I-10 Hyundai car and a laptop from HDFC insurance. First and second runner-up gets cash of Rs. 15 lakhs and Rs. 10 lakhs respectively.
No. of Votes:
Anamika Choudhary (winner) – 4482738
Rohanpreet Singh (1st runnerup) – 3847176
Tanmay Chatuvedi (2nd runnerup) - 3486104