India as a country has the second largest population on earth. That is a milestone in itself but another feat to our name is, the amazing diversity of our population. And to say that we are superbly and widely talented as well would not be tooting our horn for sure. Because the world acknowledges it too. And the show we are talking about today gives a platform to that boat load of talent in our people. Yes, we are talking about India’s Got Talent. The Indian iteration of the Got Talent series like America’s Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent, etc. we will thoroughly talk about the show and give you all the details about India Got Talent Season 9 winner, judges, and more in today’s blog.
The Got Talent Franchise has been a huge success worldwide since its inception in 2006. The show is the brainchild of the one and only, Simon Cowell who is synonymous with this franchise as milk is with cornflakes. It is owned by his own company SYCOtv as well. And since 2006 it has branched out in over 60+ countries.
The show’s concept drew inspiration from British talent shows like Opportunity knocks & New Faces and just like them, it was made to be a multi-discipline (including many art forms) show. America’s Got Talent was the maiden show of the series that later traveled across major European & Asian countries eventually India as well.
The got talent franchise found its Indian spinoff in form of India's got talent on June 27 2009 on colors tv and it carried the same format as its predecessors. A multi-discipline talent show with celebrity judges from various fields of arts like music, dance, acting, comedy, etc.
It was written by Pratyush Prakash & produced by FremantleMedia India from the start.
The show has had 9 seasons until now spanning over 13 years which goes to show how successful it has been in the Indian domain as well. The latest season of the show India’s Got Talent aired from 15 January to 17 April 2022 and was showcased on SET India Network.
Judges are a pivotal aspect of any talent show as they have the power to decide the fate of the performers in the show. Plus they add their personality and charm to the show due to their popularity in the audience. Got Talent Franchise has seen amazing Judges worldwide and such is the case as well.
Across the 9 seasons, there have been 11 judges so for in the show and here are their names:
Other judges include the likes of:
The contestants for IGT are selected through public auditions, where people from all over India come to showcase their talent. The participants try their best to impress the judges with their respective talents and the people who are selected go-ahead to the next phase or the Finals. Where their fate in the show is in the hands of audience voters.
Apart from the two indispensable aspects of the show, there is one more important role in this show or any show, the Host. over the 9 seasons, there have been 13 different hosts for IGT. Ayushmann Khurrana, Manish Paul, and Bharti Singh are some of them.
The latest season of IGT saw many changes in terms of the audition of talents & the broadcast network too. The mode of auditions was changed to meet the restrictions and mind the precautions of the COVID Pandemic. This time the auditions happened through the Sony Liv App in an online format. Also, the prize money was decreased from 25 Lacs in India's got talent season 8 to just 20 Lacs.
As for the broadcast partner, the long-running partnership with Colors TV ended with this season and SET India took over the rights to the show. And thus the show was released on Sony TV & streamed on the Sony Liv app.
The judges for this season were Kirron Kher, Manoj Muntashir, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Badshah & Malaika Arora with Arjun Bijlani as the show’s host.
India Got Talent 2022 winner were Divyansh & Manuraj, who got the golden buzzer from the judges in their audition.
Thus they joined India got talent 2021 winner Javed Khan and others before them as India's hidden talents. Ishita Vishwakarma came in second place & Bomb Fire Crew took the third & final position.
The show is expected to return for a landmark 10th Season but there hasn't been any official news regarding this. We will inform you as soon as we have any hints about it.
And that was the blog people. We told you everything about the latest season of IGT and India’s Got Talent 2022 winner. We hope you found our article insightful.
So if you are a fan of shows like AGT, Britain’s Got Talent etc you should try our very own Indian iteration of the same. Apart from the obvious reality show drama that Indian television is famous for there is a lot to enjoy in terms of the various talents of people.
Divyansh & Manuraj were crowned winners of the latest season of IGT. Their art form was beat-box & flute fusion.
In order to win the competition a talent has to compete with other talents in weekly battles and the final verdict is based on the audience voting system.
Ishita Vishwakarma came in second place in season 9 of IGT.
The musical duo of Divyansh & Manuraj.
YES, she is still a judge in the franchise and the only one to be a part of all 9 seasons till now.
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