The week saw the starting of Zee SaReGaMaPa L‘il Champs International studio rounds. The show took off brilliantly with some great song selections, brilliant performances, constructive and very fair judgments, good hosting and a very positive ambience full of innocence, fun and frolic, that befits a children’s show. The kids gave astounding performances.
Tough songs were rendered so effortlessly by some of these little kids leaving the viewers totally spellbound and turned into a judges’ nightmare to select the final 14 from the short listed 25 talented contestants. The performances of the Indian contestants were of such superior quality that the International participants stood absolutely no chance to match it up and all of them got eliminated. The title - “L‘il Champs International” now seems like a misnomer. It is still not very clear to viewers if more participants, who were supposed to join this week as mentioned by Aditya last week, would be joining at a later stage. If that is the case, then the question that arises is – how fair will it be to the contestants who got eliminated so far? Worth mentioning is the way the two eminent judges are handling the kids in this show,providing them all the required encouragement in a very subtle, simplified and playful way, without demoralizing the little ones. However, how far these little contestants are able to understand the technical aspects explained by the judges’ only time can tell, but yes, it could prove very educative for the viewers as well.
The fabulous performances of the participants in SVOI got overshadowed by the negativity and verbal wrestling between the judges. It left a very bitter taste. On the other hand the positive, balanced and fair approach of the judges in SaReGaMaPa L'il Champs managed to brighten up the viewers' faces watching such simple childlike innocence, thus making the great performances enjoyable even more. This little kids’ show is now setting an example for all the reality shows as to how fun can be brought into the sets without any unnecessary drama, thus making it more positive and viewer friendly.
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