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Feb 21, 2012
Zee Punjabi launches New Edition of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' - India's oldest singing reality show

The oldest singing reality show of India 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' has entered Punjabi market with a big bang. With its brand new Punjabi edition 'Zee Punjabi Sa Re Ga Ma Pa', the show elicited a great interest of singing talent above the age of 18 years and showing overwhelming response to 'Zee Punjabi Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' they appeared in large numbers for  auditions held in Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana and Chandigarh.

The auditions for the show were also held in UK and US with participants pouring in from neighbouring countries to distant boundaries like Pakistan, Dubai and Germany.

Conforming to the higher standards of selections process, a panel of eminent judges Jaspinder Narula and Juggy D strictly adopted an unbiased approach in the auditions. However selection for the finals appeared to be a tough fight for the judges as they had to struggle hard  to  identify the best talent among the outstanding talent shortlisted from various cities auditions were held at.

"I am really happy to be selected for the quarter finals rounds, it's like a dream come true" says Sandeep Kumar, enthusiastically, one of the contestant from London who will be flying to India to contest in 'Gala Round' of Zee Punjabi  Sa Re Ga Ma Pa to be held in Noida.

"There is no dearth of natural singing talent in Punjab, but we were very strict at screening these candidates. Besides singing as a pre-requisite quality we analysed them on parameters like voice, diction, clarity and body language as well" says Dr. Jaspinder Narula , one of the eminent personalities among the jury who is a renowned singer with in depth research of Indian classical singing. Apart from some Bollywood chartbusters, she has also sung in a number of Indian regional languages.

"With its new Punjabi edition I am really proud to be part of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, the oldest singing reality show of India" says Juggy D, an upbeat British-Indian singer with cross cultural appeal, he has relocated temporarily to India for this show only. "It's been amazing experience so far" concludes the singer.

British Asian musician and DJ Bally Sagoo, known to be associated with  legends like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Amitabh Bachchan as a lead music composer is the third celebrity Judge on the panel of Zee Punjabi Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

The show will be remarkably different from other singing reality shows as the jury comprising of diversely different personalities from India and abroad would judge the contestants in as many as ten genres of singing.
After a professional grooming session and final rounds the show will be telecast w.e.f. 2nd March 2012. A one hour of complete musical challenge 'Zee Punjabi Sa Re Ga Ma Pa', would charge viewers with real spice of emotions every Friday & Saturday from 8.30 PM only on Zee Punjabi.

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