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Bathroom singers now part of Reality TV

Bathroom singers now part of Reality TV
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First Published: Thu, Jul 12 2007. 05 48 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Jul 12 2007. 05 48 PM IST
Reuters
New Delhi: Rubbing shoulders with current music talent shows like Indian Idol, Sa Re, Ga, Ma and Antakshri, bathroom singing will now be evaluated and singing sensations in this new genre identified through the musical reality television format.
“Bathroom Singer” is the newly titled singing contest, set to be launched on Filmy entertainment channel. It will zero in on an untrained performer who is good at singing in the shower and can enthral viewers.
“We are looking for a combination of voice and uniqueness. The show will recognize the exuberance and energy with which people sing in their bathrooms and try to replicate that in a studio setting,” said Shailesh Kapoor, Filmy’s content and marketing head.
Contestants, who have to be 18 years and above, will exercise their vocal cords in a studio set that is designed as a bathroom with tiled walls, showers and taps. They will appear dressed though as the show progresses, there will be specific themes and situations which call for a certain kind of costume,” he said, without giving details.
It was not clear whether the competition would eventually require participants to sing under a running shower.
Auditions start later this month with the show is scheduled to go on air in late August. The context hopes to pull in older contestants too, which the present bunch of music shows tends to exclude.
The deciding factor will not be if the person has the calibre to turn into a professional singer, rather it will assess his/ her ability to entertain. The winner of the show will be determined jointly by a jury and the audience and will walk away with Rs 2.5 million rupees ($62,000) in prize money.
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First Published: Thu, Jul 12 2007. 05 48 PM IST