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Will judge contestants on the basis of voice: Shaan

A file photo of Shaan.

A file photo of Shaan.

Singer Shaan, who will be seen judging 'The Voice India', says he will assess the contestants only on the basis of their vocals.

Mumbai Singer Shaan, who will be seen

judging 'The Voice India', says he will assess the contestants

only on the basis of their vocals.

Shaan has hosted several singing shows - 'Sa Re Ga Ma

Pa', 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs', 'Star Voice of India' and

'Star Voice of India 2'.

He has also judged 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs'

(2014-2015).

"I have been judging talent for a while now... I have

been judging on the basis of the voice. I think it makes a lot

more sense as you can be influenced by the body language and

the confidence that the person is showing physically, which

may not be there in the voice," Shaan said in an interview

here.

"When I was a host, I got to meet a lot of great maestros

and legends of this industry. You get to learn a lot, getting

visibility on television is also something that helps an

artist," he said.

The reality show is an Indian adaptation of 'The Voice'.

Shaan will be seen judging the show along with Mika,

Sunidhi Chauhan and Himesh Reshamiya.

"'The Voice' is an extremely popular format globally. It's

the most sought after show for any singer-musician. If you

want to be on television and on a music show it has to be 'The

Voice India'," Shaan said.

As far as talent is concerned, Shaan is looking for

all-rounders in his team.

"I am looking for talent who are all-rounders which means

that I will prefer someone who is not a specialist or one

dimensional. Someone who is comfortable across genres and can

add to versatility is who I will be looking out for," he

added.

Being the coach, Shaan will be involved in things such as

selecting songs and how he can enhance the performance.

"I do have a little experience of being a coach and

I'm going to put that in to practise to make this role even

bigger and better. A lot of time and energy needs to be put

into this, and I want to be able to be there for the

contestants," he added.

Asked what kind of challenges will he put across the

contestants to enhance their talent, he said, "I will not want

to stress them out and don't want them to tire their voices,

so it's not going to be very rigorous. I would certainly want

a lot of cohesive learning to happen from within the team."

'The Voice India' will go on air in June and will be

presented on &TV.

first published:May 26, 2015, 09:53 IST