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Colors unleashes talent

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | August 04, 2014
Hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, Got Talent World Stage Live will showcase 20 talented Indian and international performers.

Colors has announced its association with RFS Entertainment to present Indian audiences with "Got Talent World Stage LIVE". It is a first-of-its-kind global on-ground extension of the Got Talent franchise.

(L-R) Rav Singh, Shah Rukh Khan and Raj Nayak on Got Talent World Stage Live

(L-R) Shah Rukh Khan and Raj Nayak

To be hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, the event will feature performances by 10 Indian and international talents. Got Talent World Stage LIVE, executed by Cineyug, is an extension of Colors' marquee talent show, 'India's Got Talent'. The Got Talent format was created - and is owned - by Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia India.

Among those who will visit India - aiming to engage and wow audiences - are popular illusionist Darcy Oake who has won honours and awards for his ability to showcase the unexpected. Got Talent World Stage LIVE is a ticketed event (tickets go on sale next week, via www.bookmyshow.com. The event will be telecast on Colors and be held at Mumbai's Andheri Sports Complex on 6 December, 2014.

Commenting on Colors' association with the event, Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors says, "As a broadcaster, the property holds immense potential for us because the discerning Indian audience harbours great appreciation for outstanding talent. The on-ground extension of the property gives us the opportunity to raise the entertainment quotient through the exhibition of exceptional local and international talent."

Adds Simon Cowell, "I'm delighted to have Shah Rukh, Raj, Rav and the RFS team on board to announce the first Got Talent World Stage LIVE in Mumbai. The Got Talent format has uncovered some incredible stars around the world and this is a great celebration of Indian and international artistes"

Adding to this, Rav Singh from RFS Entertainment says, "Got Talent World Stage LIVE marks the first time where an internationally renowned television series format will be adapted for a LIVE audience." The Got Talent format is considered to be the world's most successful reality TV format with 62 versions, breaking the Guinness World Records title for the highest number of adaptations.

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