Disney+ Hotstar has launched a singularly unique dance reality show called ‘Home Dancer’, which offers viewers to participate in a first-of-its-kind dance competition from the comfort of their homes. The streaming platform has roped in Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez as the brand ambassador for the show. Actor Karan Wahi will be the host. The unique thing about the show is that it is the first reality show to be entirely shot and compiled remotely.
The extended lockdown can be credited with the innovativeness of the Disney+ Hotstar presentation, when people are locked in and content must be made according to the prevailing conditions.
All that the contestants have to do to participate is upload videos of their dance on the Disney+ Hotstar App or website. Every contestant must have a Disney+ Hotstar account. The ten episode show will have one theme every week, and a choice of 15 pre-loaded dance tracks. Participants can choose their preferred track and submit their dance videos, each of which must be of 60-90 seconds length. The great thing about the competition is that participants can send multiple entries. The show gives homebound viewers a bright chance to become famous like none other.
Ten shortlisted videos will be showcased in every episode. The results will be decided on the basis of audience voting. Prize money worth Rs 4 lakh is up for grabs each week.
Said Jacqueline Fernandez in a statement, “I am elated to launch Disney+ Hotstar’s unique dance competition, Home Dancer. As a fitness enthusiast, dance gives me an adrenaline rush while also working as a form of therapy for my body, mind and soul. This show offers dance enthusiasts a platform to showcase their talent from the comfort of their homes to millions of viewers. As we try and cope with the new realities of social distancing, it is a great time to unleash our creative instincts and dance our way to coveted prizes on Home Dancer every week.”
Added host Karan Wahi, “While I have hosted iconic dance shows in the past, I’m extremely excited to host Disney+ Hotstar’s Home Dancer because I haven’t done anything like this before. We’re all adjusting to spending a lot of time with family and doing domestic chores while we’re stuck at home. We desperately need outlets of expression and Home Dancer is just that opportunity. Dance is such a big part of our culture, and this show will draw you in with its raw appeal.”
Jacqueline Fernandez posted about the show on her Instagram –
As did Karan Wahi –
Disney Plus Hotstar announced the launch of the show on its social media handles. Check out its post on Twitter –
Sofa hatao aur home dance floor pe aag lagao! #DisneyPlusHotstar presents #HomeDancer. Upload your video, and you can become India ka biggest home dancer, and win lakhs. Ab har floor, dance floor. https://t.co/H752VCkj5P pic.twitter.com/kQn0y4AzQE
— Disney+ Hotstar (@DisneyPlusHS) May 16, 2020