With only a little time left for the Grand Finale the Final 3 are declared. The first one to enter the X Factor Finale are the Sajda Sisters. Geet Sagar also enters the finale. Nirmitee Group and Seema Jha face each other in the Face-Off for the one spot left. Nirmitee performs on ‘Lukka Chuppi’ and make some awesome harmonies to take their performance to another level. Seema Jha, too, bashes the stage with another Lata Mangeshkar song ‘Ab To Hai Tumse Har Khushi Apni’. She perfectly justifies the song and makes the decision for the Judge Gurus more difficult. Once again Sonu Nigam and Sanja Leela Bhansali vote for their respective team members. Shreya Ghoshal votes for Seema Jha and Nirmitee has to leave the stage. Before their farewell, Aditya reveals that they got a chance to sing in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film. The electrifying musical duo Leslie Lewis & Hariharan, The Colonial Cousins pay a visit to the show and perform with the Top 3 contestants with their magical number ‘Sa Ni Dha Pa’. They also do the premier of their new song ‘Sajna Ve’. In this episode, the contestants perform for the last time for their vote appeal. They perform twice in this episode with live musicians in the house. The competition starts and the first one to hit the floor is Geet Sagar who performs wickedly on ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’. Sajda Sisters make a stunning entry to the stage with their performance on a very difficult Lata Mangeshkar song ‘Aa Jaane Jaan’. On a request of Anita Pandit, Hariharan performs with the Sajda Sisters live on ‘Baahon Ke Darmiyaan’. Seema Jha sings a complicated number ‘Kaisi Paheli Zindagani’, originally sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. Geet Sagar performs on a famous song from the movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, ‘Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane’. Sajda Sisters register another harmonious song by R D Burman to their account, ‘Le Kar Hum Deewana Dil’.
Seema Jha’s makes a powerful impact with her mind blowing performance on ‘Yeh Mera Dil’ from the movie Don. Aditya shows a video clip when Sonu Nigam takes her to a recording studio where he records Jeet Ganguly’s Bengali song and shows her how big singers in the industry work hard to earn bread. The show comes to an end and the countdown for the Grand Finale begins.
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.