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India's Got Talent (sometimes abbreviated as IGT) is an Indian reality television series on Colors television network, founded by Sakib Zakir Ahmed and part of the global British Got Talent franchise. It is a cooperative effort between Colors and Britain's FremantleMedia.[1] The first episode of India's Got Talent premiered on 27 June 2009.[2] India's Got Talent follows the global Got Talent format, in which contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Up until the semifinal and final rounds, the judges decide whether or not a contestant advances in the competition. During the semifinal and final rounds, viewers vote on which contestants will advance.

India's Got Talent
India's Got Talent logo.gif
Genre Talent show
Created by Simon Cowell
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi and English
No. of seasons 7
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Production company(s) Big Synergy Season 1 and 2; Fremantle Media Season 3 - 5
Release
Original network Colors TV
Picture format 1080p (HDTV) 4:3 SD
Original release 27 June 2009 (2009-06-27) – present
External links
India's Got Talent
Production website

Contents

FormatEdit

AuditionsEdit

The general selection process of each season is begun by the production team with open auditions held in various cities across the India. Dubbed "Producers' Auditions", they are held months before the main stage of auditions are held. Those that make it through the initial stage, become participants in the "Judges' Auditions", which are held in select cities across the country, and attended by the judges. Each participant is held offstage and awaits their turn to perform before the judges, whereupon they are given 90 seconds to demonstrate their act, with a live audience present for all performances. At the end of a performance, the judges give constructive criticism and feedback about what they saw, whereupon they each give a vote - a participant who receives a majority vote approving their performance, moves on to the next stage, otherwise they are eliminated from the show at that stage. Each judge has a buzzer, and may use it during a performance if they are unimpressed, hate what is being performed, or feel the act is a waste of their time; if a participant is buzzed by all judges, their performance is automatically over and they are eliminated without being given a vote. Many acts that move on may be cut by producers and may forfeit due to the limited slots available for the second performance. Filming for each season always takes place when the Judges' Auditions are taking place, with the show's presenter standing in the wings of each venue's stage to interview and give personal commentary on a participant's performance.

Quarter Finals/Semi-FinalsEdit

During this round, the final selection of participants, which has ranged from between 20 to 60 acts and include those that were chosen as Wildcards by the judges or received the Golden Buzzer, are divided into groups and compete against each other for viewers' and judges' votes. The general structure of the live episodes focuses first on four quarterfinals, and then two semi-finals, aimed at finding that season's finalists. Additional rounds are conducted when required (such as a "Top 8" or a "Top 10", depending on the season). During these stages, the judges still provide feedback on an act's performance when it is over, and can use buzzers to prematurely end an performance before it is over; in the first season, the judges could not end a performance before it was over. Acts which don't secure a sufficient amount of votes by the public and/or the judges, are eliminated from the competition.

JudgesEdit

Judge Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Kirron Kher Judge
Sonali Bendre Judge
Shekhar Kapur Judge
Sajid Khan Judge
Dharmendra Judge
Karan Johar Judge
Malaika Arora Judge
Farah Khan Judge
Total No. 3 4 3

HostsEdit

Host Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Nikhil Chinapa Host
Ayushmann Khurrana Host
Gautam Rode Host
Meiyang Chang Host
Manish Paul Host
Cyrus Sahukar Host
Bharti Singh Host
Mantra Host
VJ Andy Host
Nakuul Mehta Host
Siddharth Shukla Host TBA
Total No. 2 3 2 TBA

Season summaryEdit

Season Premiere Finale Episodes Winner Team
1 27 June 2009 22 August 2009 25 Prince Dance Group
2 30 July 2010 1 October 2012 19 Shillong Chamber Choir
3 29 July 2011 24 September 2012 18 Suresh and Vernon Group
4 22 September 2012 24 November 2012 17 Biwas Dance Group (Sumanth and Sonali Majumdar)
5 11 January 2014 8 March 2014 Raagini Makkar and Naadyog
6 18 April 2015 27 June 2015 21 Aerial dancer Manik Paul
7 30 April 2016 9 July 2016 Flautist Suleiman
8 20 October 2018 TBA 24 TBA

Season overviewEdit

Season 1Edit

The Season 1 of the show was presented together by Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana.[3][4] and the special segment called India's Got More Talent was hosted by Roshni Chopra. The show was judged by Bollywood film actresses Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher along with film director Shekhar Kapur.[3][5]

The winning act of the first season of India's Got Talent was of the Prince Dance Group from Berhampur, Orissa. The group of 56 performed a dance inspired by the Lord Vishnu's Dashavatara.

Season 2Edit

The Season 2 of the show started from 30 July 2010 with Sonali Bendre and Kirron Kher continuing their roles of judging the contestant. The film director Shekher Kapur however was replaced with another film director and TV show host Sajid Khan.[6] The show was presented by the same duo Nikhil Chinapa and Ayushmann Khurrana were selected through voting by the judges and the viewers.

The winning act of the second season of India's Got Talent was the Shillong Chamber Choir from Shillong, Meghalaya. The Choir is led by Neil Nongkynrieh.

Season 3Edit

The Season 3 of the talent show started from 29 July 2011. The judges of this season were Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher and veteran Bollywood actor turned politician Dharmendra. The show was now hosted by singer Meiyang Chang and actor-model Gautam Rode.

The Suresh and vernon group emerged as the winner of the season. [7][8][9]

Season 4Edit

The Season 4 of the show started airing from 22 September 2012. The show was hosted by Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar and judged by actress Kirron Kher, director Karan Johar and model-actress Malaika Arora Khan. The position of the third judge of the show was later taken by Farah Khan.[10][11]

Two young dancers Sonali Majumdar (7) and Maraju Sumanth (13) from Kolkata's Bivash dance academy were crowned winners of the fourth season.[12][13]

Season 5Edit

Season 5 of India's Got Talent premiered on 11 January 2014. This season was hosted by Mantra and Bharti Singh. Later, Mantra was replaced by VJ Andy. Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar reprised their respective role as judges for this season. This season consisted of 17 episodes.

Ragini Makkhar and her Naadyog Academy won the season. Indore based Ragini Makkhar's Naadyog Academy is a 25-year-old dance institution which consists of 360 students.[14]

Season 6Edit

Season 6 of India's Got Talent premiered on 18 April 2015 and consisted of 21 episodes. The season was hosted by Bharti Singh, Nakuul Mehta and Siddharth Shukla for the final episodes. Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar reprised their roles as judges. The season finale was aired on 27 June 2015. Aerial Dancer Manik Paul of Barpeta, Assam was declared the winner.[15]

Season 7Edit

Season 7 of India's Got Talent premiered on 30 April 2016, the judging panel didn't have any change. The season was hosted by Bharti Singh and Siddharth Shukla. Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Karan Johar were the judges. The season finale was aired on 9 July 2016. Flautist Suleiman, a 13 year old from Amritsar, won the 7th season of India's Got Talent. Papai And Antara bagged the second position.

Season 8Edit

Season 8 of India's Got Talent is scheduled to premiere on Colors TV on 20 October 2018.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Got Talent Set for Indian Adaptation http://www.indias-got-talent.com/got-talent-set-for-indian-adaptation/
  2. ^ India's Got Talent First Episode 27 June 2009 http://www.indias-got-talent.com/indias-got-talent-27th-june-2009-1st-episode-watch-online/
  3. ^ a b Got Talent Set for Indian Adaptation
  4. ^ India's Got Talent Hosts
  5. ^ India's Got Talent Judges
  6. ^ "India's Got Talent 2 in a new avatar". Times of India. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  7. ^ http://www.indiantelevision.com/mam/headlines/y2k11/aug/augmam18.php
  8. ^ http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/LIF-sonali-bendre-reveals-her-style-statement-for-indias-got-talent-2287492.html
  9. ^ http://media247.co.uk/bizasia/newsarchive/2011/07/colors_confirms_5.php
  10. ^ "Talent huntress". Daily Pioneer. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  11. ^ "I will look sexier than usual: Farah Khan". New York Daily News. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Bivash kids win India's Got Talent 4". Sify News. Press Trust of India. 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  13. ^ "India's Got Talent crowns Bivash Academy of Dance as winners!". ColorsTV. Press Trust of India. 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  14. ^ "Ragini Makkhar and her Troupe Naadyog win India's Got Talent 5". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  15. ^ http://www.filmibeat.com/television/news/2015/manik-paul-wins-india-got-talen-6-trophy-tweeples-congratulate-188506.html
  16. ^ https://www.thelivemirror.com/indias-got-talent-season-8-go-air-october/

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