'The X Factor', a singing TV reality show, is a very popular TV
programme in the UK and US. Many aspiring singers in India were
hoping that their country should also have such a TV show. Now, to
fulfill their desires, Sony Entertainment Television has launched
the Indian version of the 'X Factor'. The show bosses think that
the show will provide much-needed platform to Indian youths.
The Indian 'X Factor' has been adapted from international show
'The X Factor'. Singer-cum-actor Aditya Narayan will be the host
and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and playback singers Sonu Nigam
and Shreya Ghoshal will judge the show. The auditions will be aired
all the days of the week between May 29 till June 4 at 9 pm and the
galas will start from June 10 with top 12 finalists, every Friday
and Saturday at 9 pm.
Sonu Nigam is thrilled about theTV music talent show. "My
consent to be a judge of 'X Factor' is proof enough of my faith in
the format, teams involved and the Channel. Music in India has gone
beyond the boundaries of film music. So for all those singers,
bands and musicians who are trying to give music a new expression
the show will give them a platform to showcase their talent," PTI
quotes Nigam as saying.
The X Factor was first created and produced by music mogul Simon
Cowell in UK. The popularity of the show has led it to be aired in
several countries. Now it should be seen whether Indian version of
The X Factor will repeat its international success in India