just been watching this video of x factor india 2011, with x factor being in pretty much ever country of the world now, this x factor from india does have a different style of songs compared to most of the other x factor competitions with a more traditional india style sound.
just now looking forward to the american version of x factor 2011 now which is in its audition process at the moment, still a few months yet until we can watch the x factor uk and the x factor us on tv though this year, but won't be too long now until they are back on uk tv.
have a watch of the indian version of x factor, more of a traditional indian music sound to the songs like i was saying.
X Factor India - Episode 13 - 25 June 2011 - Part 1 of 4
In the heat of elimination, the performers get ready to get on the stage once again. The show kicks off with a special duet performance of Mohd. Rafi Khan from Deewana Group and Anita Pandit from Sajda Sisters on 'Albela Sajan'. They get a standing ovation from all the Judge Gurus for their suberb singing and coordination. Then with a duo performance Geet Sagar and Amit Jhadav on bicycles on a Chalti Ka Naam hit by Kishore Kumar 'Babu Samjho Ishare'. After their lively performance, Geet Sagar shows his fine RJ skills once again. On a special request from Pritam, Aditya Narayan performs on the naughty Salmaan Khan number 'Character Dheela'.
X Factor India - Episode 13 - 25 June 2011 - Part 2 of 4
Shovon, Piyush, Seema and Sahiti perform like professional stage performers Pritam's new hit 'Dhinka Chika'. Then the original song is played and all the Judge Gurus get on the floor to join the festivity and show their dancing moves. A huge fan of Pritam, Piyush requests Pritam to do a jam live with him on one of his hits. Pritam joins him on his special requests and they perform the soft rock 'Baatein Kuchh Ankahee Si' on guitars.
X Factor India - Episode 13 - 25 June 2011 - Part 3 of 4
Finally, the moment everyone has been waiting impatiently comes, the results. Shreya Ghoshal and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's team remain safe and take a deep breath of relief. The two performers who will face each other in the face-off are from Sonu Nigam's team. Shovon Ganguly and Sahiti took the heat of voting and Judge Gurus feel disappointed to see them in Bottom 2. Sanjay Leela Bhansali questions the audience on what criteria they have been voting on. Desperately wanting to get another lifeline, Shovon performs on 'Bin Tere' originally sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali. Sahiti tries her best for her survival, but while performing 'Sunta Hai Mera Khuda' she forgets the lyrics and looses her grip on the song. Judge Gurus encourage her to catch up from in between and after a long pause she returns.
X Factor India - Episode 13 - 25 June 2011 - Part 4 of 4
In the tensed environment of elimination, Shovon and Sahiti wait for their results with hearts thumping like thunder clouds inside them. They wait for their destiny and finally the Judge Gurus start voting. Pritam liked Shovon Ganguly's performance more than that of Sahiti, so he votes for him. Despite of the fact that Sahiti forgot the lyrics Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shreya Ghoshal cast their votes for her based on her past performances. Shovon has to leave the competition with a broken heart and dry tears in his eyes. A strong bonding between the contestants has developed over the course of time and they all shed into tears when they get separated from Shovon.
X FACTOR INDIA -- is the big daddy of all music shows in scale and size. With versions in 24 countries and a unique format that gives contestants the chance to showcase their talent regardless of the age.
A singing show with a unique format that gives everyone a chance to showcase their talent. Open to all citizens of India over the age of 16, the auditions will be divided into 3 categories, viz. 16-25 years, 25 & above and individual groups. Participants that make through the final selection will then be divided into three groups with each group headed by a mentor. Of this lot, the top 12 will be selected to participate in the Galas and prove their mettle to the entire nation
Hosted by the multi-talented Aditya Narayan & judged by the stalwarts of the Indian Film Industry Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal & Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the show premiered on 29th May 2011 on Sony Entertainment Television.
Sonu Nigam: He is a highly successful actor, singer and anchor. Having spun numbers like Mera Rang De Basanti Chola, Dil Dooba and Kal Ho Na Ho among numerous others, this versatile performer has won many accolades and is now all set to mesmerize the nation with his role as a judge in X FACTOR INDIA .
Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Needless to say, one of India's greatest film makers having moved hearts right from his first film, Khamoshi -- The Musical to Hum Dil Chuke Sanam to Guzaarish, this producer, writer, director and recently turned musician has received several accolades for his creativity abilities. As one of the judges for X FACTOR INDIA' Sanjay has vowed to pick only the best.
Shreya Ghoshal: For Shreya life has come full circle, from a being a contestant on a reality show to being the judge on the biggest music reality show on Indian television. This gifted singer's first film "Devdas" not only saw her getting a Filmfare 'RD. Burman Award for New Music Talent' but also the 'best female playback singer' award. After lending her voice in more than 180 films and receiving four National Film Awards, she is all set to win hearts in her new avatar as a judge in X FACTOR INDIA.