The latest we hear is that in addition to commoners, few celebrity kids also thronged the audition to be part of this reputed show.
Other than Sparsh Khanchandani, popularly known as Ichcha of Uttaran, there were lot many known names who tried to impress the judges. Rachael Singh who is the famous music director Raju Singh's daughter,did her best but could not impress judges. Though the judges knew the girl very well, it was said that when it came to selecting her for the further rounds, they were of the opinion that she needs more practice and should come better prepared for the next season of the show.
Not only Celebrity kids but also X contestants' siblings were there for the audition. Sania, is Ranjeet Rajwada's sister who won the nation's heart with his soulful ghazals and was one of the finalists of Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar 2010. The judges appreciated the lineage from which the kids came from but they had their reservations selecting them as they were not up to the mark unlike their siblings. The same applied to Deepshikha, sister of Anamika who was the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs 2009.
This example proves that the contestants are selected on the basis of Pure talent.
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair