India’s Got Talent
India’s Got Talent is an Indian reality television series on Colors television network, and part of the global British Got Talent. It’s a cooperative effort between Colors and Britain’s FremantleMedia The first episode of India’s Got Talent premiered on June 27, 2009. India’s Got Talent follows the global Got Talent format, in which contestants audition in front of three judges and a studio audience. Up until the semifinal and final rounds, the judges decide whether or not a contestant advances in the competition. During the semifinal and final rounds, viewers vote on which contestants will advance. It is the first Got Talent format show in Asia, and India’s first large-scale televised entertainment variety show, intending to showcase India’s best unknown acts and talents. The show travels to different cities across India in search of interesting local talent. The show has no age limit for contestants. Singing, music, dance, impersonation, puppetry and illusion are all common areas of talent; however, any talent is allowed to compete. The winner receives a cash prize of 5 million rupees and a Maruti Suzuki Ritz.