India’s Lil Champs is JUST LIKE American Idol. Only the contestants are younger and shorter.
I think we could all use a bit of culture this evening. So let’s head on over to India via YouTube and check out tiny singing sensation Yatharth Rastogi.
Zee TV’s Lil Champs is a talent show for kids ages 8-14 — think the Star Search kiddie competition + American Idol. And the contestants seem oddly familiar, too. This season’s chosen one, Yatharth Rastogi, even seems to be a miniature Adam Lambert! Spikey hair! Gyrations! PLEATHER! And when you get to the end of the clip, it almost seems as if he’s competing against a midget Allison Iraheta and Danny Gokey…oh yeah, and there was the pleasant-looking little boy in the plaid shirt who seems to be participating, too.
Still not convinced about Rastogi Lambert? They might have the same stylist.
Rastogi was the big favorite. He even has crazy older fans calling him Romeo. And making Blingees, of course!
Did I mention he is only 12!!!
BTW u looked soooooooooooooooooo hot in black n white at the Grand finale I ♥ U so much !!! Never change – jsut stay how u r I ♥ U!!!
He’s a rock star!
come on Yatharth-Our New Rockstar! we are all with you!
Oddly enough, comments on some fan forums indicate Lil Champs viewers were tiring of the judges’ pimping and Rastogi’s voice. Many thought he, uh, had a tendency to just yell the lyrics.
He is good in songs which don’t require grace… or modulation… and all he has to do is yell …. liked the way he messed the impromptu on Saturday…
And does anything else on the fan forum seem reminiscent of, uh….things you may have read before?
no need to request the ones who dont respect Yatharth because like in every post related to Yastharth, they’ll speak fuss against him which is not tolerated by me……
Sorry for abusive language anti Yatharthians.
Yatharth is the best from day one.
I disagree with one of your things that other two have been singing well from last 5 performances.
I dont think Hemant has ever sing well.
Yatharth should win or l’il champs sucks!!!
The Lil Champs final was held tonight and unfortunately, Rastogi lost to wild-card contestant Hemant Brijwasi, an “earnest kid from Northern India”. I think Hemant also won a Sony Bravia.
Congratulations to Brijwasi and Rastogi, who are now both household names in one of the most populous nations on earth. While we all may come from different places, some things — like batshit crazy and reality TV archetypes — never get lost in translation.
(Thanks to Lakshmi, who really should have gotten me into this show when it began airing in July!)