Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2008 is a TV show of the Indian origin. It was organized in the United States of America to discover singing talents in the country. It was the first installment of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa series in the United States of America. The show is a part of the Indian television reality singing show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. It is created by Gajendra Singh. Ranjeet Thakur and T.V. Vinod have come together to direct the show with their unique skills. The season will comprise of a total thirteen episodes which excluding the auditions.
This iione of the first Indian television show which has managed to penetrate into the American market. It gained mass popularity in the country as it provided a unique chance to the participants to showcase their talents in Hindi singing which is a hugely diluted market in United States of America. It was a medium to reach the dreams of the singing talents in the country to reach their destination. The show marked its first premier on ZEE TV. It was broadcasted for an average duration of sixty minutes per episode. It was broadcasted for audience of Indian Television on 20 June 2008. It had the advantage of being a sub-series of a superhit television series in India.
The show received great recognition for its achievement of debuting in the international market and was widely appreciated. The format of the show was like the same as that of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Those who are interested in participating will have to appear for the auditions which were organized at New York, San Francisco, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Chicago. The show sports an intensive channel of filtration to discover the best-sophisticated voice for the grand stage.
The contestants were judged by famous Bollywood playback singers Suresh Wadkar and Aadesh Shrivastav. Aishwarya Nigam was given the job of anchoring the show and keep it in a string. The opening theme of the show was different from the original series and was titled "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2008 USA". The show had an additional perk for the top three contestants. They were given the chance to participate in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009 which was an Indian version of the franchise.
The show saw a female star named Darshana Menon emerging from the floor. She was followed by Jeffrey Iqbal and Farhan Zaidi as the first runner up and second runner up respectively.