Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005
was a reality series, an extension of the famous Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
programme that was first aired in 1995
on Zee TV
. With the new "Challenge" series, Zee TV brought 48 potential singers that are living in India
The process started with elimination rounds by the four mentors: Aadesh Shrivastav
(Baghban fame), Himesh Reshammiya
(Tere Naam & Aashiq Banaya Aapne fame), Jatin-Lalit
(Pehla Nasha fame) and Ismail Darbar
(HDDCS fame). The mentors picked one girl and one boy amidst 4 boys and 4 girls who took part during the course of a month. Hence, 16 contestants out of the 48 were eliminated. The 32 remaining contestants consists of 16 boys and 16 girls.
The 32 remaining contestants were later put into different Gharanas
(or Groups). Each Gharana had to pick 8 contestants in total from the contestants selected through the auditions, elimination rounds and wildcard entries.
Aadesh Shrivastav's group was the Jai Ho Gharana, Himesh Reshammiya's group was Rock Gharana, Jatin Lalit's group was the Dum Gharana and Ismail Darbar's group was the Yalgaar Gharana.
From the final 32 round onwards, guest judges like Shiv, Hari, Pt. Jasraj, Kavita Krishnamurthy
, Alka Yagnik
, Jagjit Singh
etc. were invited to comment and judge all the remaining contestants. Each week features a different judge.
Also, from this round onwards, the public was able to vote via SMS or by phone for their... Read More