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This is a show that will have contestants from the UAE, India and Pakistan competing on the same stage. Launching today (November 7, 2015) on Zee TV, Asia’s Singing Superstar will give a platform to all hidden and budding talents across the three countries sans any barriers in terms of age. The numbers are impressive. More than 1500 singers across the Middle East were gathered to participate for the UAE auditions and the top six (from diverse nationalities) were selected by judge Shaqat Amanat Ali. The six singers representing UAE would be Tejaswini (30) of India, Ian Cris (11) of Philippines, Yasmina Alidodova (12) of Tajikistan, Shivhari (15) of Bahrain, Sayed Hasan from Bangladesh (28) and Shreya Roy (21) from India. The auditions in Pakistan and India also saw a huge response.
The contestants selected from the auditions will now be mentored by Shafqat Amanat Ali and Shankar Mahadevan. Renowned Pakistani actor Ahsan khan who appeared in films like Nikah, Billi and Indian singer-composer Shweta Pandit will host the show. And to add the cherry on the cake, ghazal guru Ghulam Ali would be the ‘Maha Guru’ in the grand finale episode of the show slated to be shot later in the week in India.
Speaking about the show, Zee TV’s Chief Content and Creative Officer, Mr. Manoj Mathew says, “Music has always transcended boundaries across Asia and we look to achieve just that by bringing singers from across Asia together on one platform. The mentors are well selected according to the show requirements as the singers will be divided into two teams. Shankar Mahadevan will lead and mentor the Pakistani contestants while Shafqat Amanat Ali will mentor the Indian contestants. UAE contestants will be distributed among both mentors. It will be a unique experience to see contestants from non-Hindi/Urdu speaking countries sing in Hindi/Urdu. It will be produced by the makers of SaReGaMaPa so we expect to put up a great show.”
Sixteen contestants in total will be chosen from UAE, India and Pakistan to take part in the show. The winner would be crowned ASIA'S SINGING SUPERSTAR and will be launched in a Bollywood movie by Zee Studio – the in-house movie production house of Zee Entertainment.
INFO: Asia’s Singing Superstar will be aired every Saturday at 9.30PM UAE time on Zee TV Middle East