In this episode, Amitabh Bachchan pays a surprise visit to the stage of X Factor for the promotion of his upcoming movie Aarakshan. He gives a special message of peace and announces that the performer of the evening will receive a silver coin with Goddess Saraswati embedded on it from him. Deewana Group presents a tribute to Amitabh Bachchan with their medley on ‘Pag Ghunghroo Baandh’ and ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’. Amit Jhadav sways everyone with his glittery performance on ‘Saara Zamana’. Amitabh Bachchan shares his experience when he shot this song in Kolkata, where he was wired with 220 volts of electric current. Sahiti G enters the stage with her courageous performance on ‘Pyar Karne Wale’ from the movie Shaan. Sajda Sisters enter the stage with their version of ‘Mausam Mastana’ from the movie Satte Pe Satta. Nirmitee Group crushes the stage with their mind blowing performance on ‘Chumma Chumma De De’. Nirmitee also dedicates a special performance on ‘Seedhe Point Pe’ from the movie Aarakshan to Amitabh Bachchan. Seema Jha sings another Lata Mangeshkar song ‘Piya Bina’ from Amitabh Bachchan’s movie Abhimaan. Geet Sagar colourfully sings ‘Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai’. Aditya Narayan asks him to show his RJ skills and starts interviewing Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh also hums a few lines from the song ‘Holi Khele Raghuveera’. Shreya Ghoshal hums a few lines of her song ‘Saans Albeli’ from the upcoming movie Aarakshan. Kartar Singh sings a soothing classic, ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me Khayal Aata Hai’. Amitabh Bachchan replies the song with a recitation on a famous couplet from the movie ‘Kabhi Kabhi’. Sajda Sisters wins the performer of the evening award for their well coordinated singing on ‘Mausam Mastana’. They receive a silver coin from Amitabh Bachchan. Shreya Ghoshal’s team consisting of Amit Jhadav, Geet Sagar and Kartar Singh Yadav are called safe from elimination. Nirmitee Group, Seema Jha and Deewana Group are also voted safe. So, Sahiti G and Sajda Sisters remain at the bottom two. Sahiti charmingly performs on ‘Ye Haseen Wadiyan’ in the face-off round. Sajda Sisters too performs gorgeously on ‘Kahe Tarsaye Jiyara’ making the decision difficult for the Judge Gurus. Sonu Nigam votes for Sahiti while Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shreya Ghoshal vote for Sajda Sisters. Sahiti G has to leave the stage of X Factor forever. Before signing off Aditya Narayan reveals that the theme of next episode is India, where all the contestants will salute their country with their singing.
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.