The show Indian Idol Junior has created Euphoria among the viewers. The tiny contestants with boundless talent have won innumerable hearts across the globe.
The singing reality show, which provides a platform to children between the age group of 5 to 15, started on June 1 on Sony Entertainment Television. It is judged by singer Shreya Ghoshal, composer-singer Shekhar Ravjiani and Vishal Dadlani.
Recently, singer Lata Mangeshkar was so impressed by these contestants that she requested the makers of Indian Idol Junior to have five winner instead of just one. Shreya Ghoshal, one of the judges and a spectacular singer herself, is often in dilemma while judging their talent and also suffers immensely when she has to eliminate any contestant.
In this week's episode, the top 10 finalists of the show will croon songs from the disco era, and to match the fervour, Govinda will be seen wooing the audience with his dance moves on songs like 'Kisi disco mein jaye' and 'Soni de nakhre'.
The 49-year-old actor was delighted to witness the euphoria created by the little talents and thoroughly enjoyed his experience, said a source.
Here are the top ten contestants...
Sughanda Amol Date
Aged 8, from Nagpur
Family Background: Father works in the Postal Dept at Nagpur. Mother was a music teacher, but quit her work to concentrate on Sugandha's music and studies. She also has an elder brother studying in class nine.
Singing training backgrounds: Started learning music from her mother when she was five years old. Started her formal training (light music) when she was six years old with Shri Anirudh Joshi.
What do you want to be when you grow-up: Playback Singer.
Aged 12, from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
Family background: His father works in agricultural department, mom is a housewife and younger sister is in fouth standard. He also has a dog who he adores.
Singing background: Has been learning Music from last five years, he has learnt in many different places since they have to shift houses every time his dad got posting to a new city. He adds "main bachpan mein rote waqt bhi alap leta tha" mom recognised the talent in me. His grandfather and father are passionate singers. Currently, he is learning from his father.
What do you want to be when you grow up: Wants to be a Big Playback Singer.
Priyam Bhorpatra Gohain
Aged 14, from Sivasagar, Assam
Family background: Father is into service (electrical department at ONGC) and mother is a housewife.
Singing background: Has been learning singing for the last six years, Classical from Kajal Mohan and Modern Folk from Prabin Mohan.
What do you want to be when you grow up: Wants to become a Playback Singer as well as a CA.
Nirvesh Sudhanshubhai Dave
Aged 14, from Ahmadabad
Family background: Father is an accountant at a Private firm and mother is a housewife. Father and mother sing sometimes. Elder brother plays the synthesizer.
Singing background: Learning since he was four years. Had learnt classical from Preetiben Vohra. He is now learning semi-classical from Aniket Khandekar
What do you want to be when you grow-up: Wants to be a successful Music director and a Singer.
Aged 15, from Guwahati, Assam
Family background: Her father is into business (builder) and mother is a professor in a college.
Singing background: She has been learning classical from Sujit Roy and Sushant Chowdhary from past four years.
What do you want to be when you grow up: She wants to be a famous playback Singer in Bollywood and also get recognition internationally as a Singer.
Aged 14, from West Midnapur, WB
Family background: Her father works in a bank, while her mother is a housewife. Her father is also a music teacher and teaches children from home.
Singing background: Learning classical music from her father, since the age of four. She is learning from Sri Joyonto Sarkar (Kolkata) since the age of 10.
Biggest Dream: Wants to meet Lataji and get some good tips from her. Also get famous as a playback singer.
Aged 14, from Jammu
Family background: Father is a singer and teaches singing to children. Mother is a Housewife and also a singer and gives training to children from home. Family - Parents and two younger sisters.
Singing background: He started singing since he was two and half years old. He learns classical from his father who is also a music teacher.
What do you want to be when you grow-up: He wants to be an all-rounder in music (playback singer and music director).
Aged 10, from Bangalore
Family background: Her father is a chartered accountant at a big firm, while her mother is a housewife.
Singing background: Has learnt Carnatic music for one year from Akila, and has been learning Hindustani Classical for the last three months from Shriman Pandit Hegde. Bollywood songs, she learns from her father.
What do you want to be when you grow up: Singer and a Pilot.
Aged 13, from Kanina Khas, Haryana
Family background: Father is a fruit seller (sits with his cart of bananas, at a busy market street) and his mother is a housewife.
Singing background: Never had any formal training. He trains himself by practicing at home and also by participating at various competitions.
What do you want to be when you grow-up: He wants to be either a playback singer or a science teacher.