Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012 (Zee TV) is back on your screens every weekends. This Saturday’s episode showcases the Mumbai auditions of the show. It was the last audition among the series of those held in 20 other cities in India. It had enthusiasts coming from far and wide to prove their mettle in India’s most coveted singing reality show. This season, apart from the people who already have a background in music, many working professionals also took part in the auditions. All the participants had one thing in common – their natural proclivity and love for music.
One such contestant who impressed the judges was Jasraj Joshi, who has his own band ‘Lambada’ in Pune. He gave a rocking performance singing ‘Urvashi’, the 90’s blockbuster Humse Hai Muqabala. His classical performance with equal aplomb removed all doubts about his versatility. Mentor, Shankar Mahadevan was forced to comment, “If you do not get selected then I will go to a village and lead the life of a farmer.”
Inducing such confidence from stalwarts is no child’s play. Jasraj Joshi is one contestant that viewers will definitely watch out for. Said an elated Jasraj, “I could not believe my ears when Shankar sir passed that comment. A compliment like that at the audition phase is a huge boost for any newcomer. I’m totally over the moon. Shankar sir is my idol. I’m a crazy fan of the kind of music that Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy create. I hope I make him proud with my performances and he gives me a break in playback singing someday.”
In a bid to attract the finest voices from every nook and corner of the country, Zee TV conducted auditions for over 3 months across 21 cities in India. The auditions had over 1 Lakh passionate aspirants from all over India.