Created by Kamna Nirula Menezes, the Stage is a first-ever India-based English singing talent hunt show. The first season of the singing television show premiered on Colors Infinity on October 10, 2015. The home-grown show is first of its kind, searching hidden English singing talent across India. The overwhelming success of the show has fueled the producers of the show to revive it for a second season. Shibani Dandekar hosted the first edition and is expected to return for the 2nd season. The panel of judges was presided over by Vishal Dadlani, Monica Dogra, Eshaan Noorani and Devraj Sanyal.
Yatharth Ratnum – Season 1 Winner
Yatharth Ratnum, a 19-year old from Varanasi, the youngest of all contestants, went on to win the first season of the show. Trained in Hindustani classical music for six years, he is a remarkable singer, and sings passionately in every genre that he pursues. He lists pop, soul and R&B as genres, he loves singing the most. Being the winner of grand finale, he won a Renault car, 10-city tour and a music contract with Universal Music. His inner urge of reaching out to global audiences fueled him to switch from Hindi to English songs. Earlier, he was the runner up on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil’ Champs, 2009.
Season 2 Registration Details
To register yourself for the second season, you need to log on to ColorsInfinity. The following details need to be filled to complete the registration process.
- Age(18 and above)
- E-mail id
- Contact No
- Share your story (Why do you want to participate in the show?)
- Which artist or musician inspires you?
- Which musical instruments do you play?
- Have you been professionally trained in music?
- Youtube links to your uploaded songs
- You need to upload two versions of your song, one with background music and one without background music.
- The version without background audio must be clean and mustn’t have any kind of effect.
- In case you are unable to provide Youtube links to your videos, you can upload them directly on the website, while registering.
- Both the versions of video file must be in MP4 format and the size should be less than 5 mb
- Only unlisted Youtube URL entries shall be entertained.
Soon, we will meet the winner of “The Stage” Show 2016. 🙂