Disney Channel’s panel of judges will select the finalists from across the country who will get tips from the panel of celebrities. The finalists will feature on Disney Channel in March and viewers will get an opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant amongst the selected finalists.
“Disney Channel is delighted to provide a platform for kids to showcase their talent through this unique and first-of-its-kind talent hunt for kids in the country. Disney’s stories and characters are what makes the channel special and we are really excited to give kids an opportunity to share in that magic with this unique initiative, fulfilling the Disney promise to help kids express themselves, believe in themselves and follow their dreams” said Walt Disney Television International India VP and GM Natasha Malhotra.
Tandon said, “With so much talent in India waiting to be discovered, it is important that kids get the right kind of platform to showcase it. Disney Channel Shooting Stars is the stage where India will get to see the abundant talent that its younger generation has with the right kind of support. I am happy to be a part of a show that not only encourages kids to display their talents but also promotes creativity and fun as an integral part of these growing up years.”
Salim-Sulaiman said, “Self-expression is extremely important in building the personality of a kid and helps them gain confidence. Much like what we see in the great stories and characters that Disney has had over the years. We are very excited to be a part of this initiative by Disney Channel and look forward to seeing all the great young talent out there!”
Starting this week, all Disney Channel fans between the ages of 6 and 16 can participate in Disney Channel Shooting Stars by simply picking up the registration forms placed with select schools in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Bangalore and getting invited to auditions slated to be held at a central venue towards the end of January.