Today, many of us still recall the groups 'Deewane', 'Parwane' and 'Mastane' on Zee TV's popular music show - Antakshari. There was a time when singing reality shows were considered as a sure shot success on Indian television.
Be it different versions of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV to Indian Idol on Sony Entertainment Television (SET), such shows have somehow always been closer to the hearts of the Indian television audience.
Keeping in mind the young turks of today’s generation, the leader in the general entertainment space, Star Plus last year launched a singing show with Yo Yo Honey Singh called India’s Raw Star (IRS).
After the immense success of IRS, the channel is planning to explore the genre further with a singing game show christened Killer, which is based on the British game show Sing If You Can. The show’s US version is titled Killer Karaoke.
The new series is being produced by SOL Production, the makers of singing shows likeDhoom Machaao Dhoom on Disney Channel India and dancing shows like Nach Baliye andZara Nachke Dikha in partnership with The Ideas Box Entertainment.
A source from the production house tells Indiantelevision.com, “We are on a hunt for independent singers, bands or anyone and everyone who has a passion for singing and a good voice. It is a fun filled high energy singing game show.”
The show provides an opportunity for those who are passionate about singing. The contestants sing in front of a live audience. It challenges contestants to try to sing popular songs and keep their concentration while experiencing unusual and outrageous physical challenges. Forgetting lyrics might be the least of contestants' problems. Two teams of three contestants will be competing against each other to win the title. The winner will take away prize, which would be either in cash or kind.
The auditions for the same have already been canned. Contestants between age group of 18-40 years old are allowed.
The show is in pre-production stage.