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Sony Entertainment TV launches Indian version of X Factor

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'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 the TV 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 too.

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