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You’ll only have to blink and the year will have gone by. And with it will go some of the best shows on TV – and SA’s Got Talent is one of them. The show launched in August and as of last week had reached the Top 18 stage.
Last year Botlhale Boikanyo, who was only 11, won. The lass now juggles schoolwork with performing her poetry overseas.
Looking at the Top 18 contestants it is obvious the prize is could be taken by any one of them.
Luzuko Namba, 18, is a dancer from Margate, KZN, who won a dance competition on Trace and now intends to emulate that feat.
Another dance act is the Western Cape’s Trevor Schoonraad. Nick-named Polarity, he plans to show how popular pole dancing can be outside of a club enviornment. We’ll have to see about that.
Still on dance, KDS are strong contenders as the crew have been together for a long time. Also, their genre of Latin music is rare .
Also in Top 18 is Capetonian Ezio, another talented dancer. The problem is, he is a one-man act and unless you are Chris Brown (who sometimes uses a number of dancers for effect, anyway), it can be hard to pull off.
Take Tronix, for instance. They are not only a group of talented dancers, but are so innovative they use technology to enhance their performances.
U.C.K, also dance contestants, appear to be the cream of the crop. Their robotic moves seem like something out of a Michael Jackson dance manual and the fans seem to like the pair.
Then there is the duo of Divyog Panchoo and Keeran Eshwarlall who are experts at playing the tabla and harmonica respectively. Judging by how well they have been recieved on the show, they could go far in the show. We wish them luck.
Lil Diezo, a 15-year-old rapper from Promosa, Potchefstroom, understands the art of rhythm and rhyme, but this year’s competition is too stiff for him to come out tops.
Nadia van der Westhuizen broke our hearts when she was asked to sing without her grandfather. It turns out the move for her to lose the deadweight increased her chances.
Throw Johnny Apple next to Nadia, mix, and you have a young Ashford and Simpson on the rise. It’s a pity only one person can win.
And that one person could easily be Cindy Ann Abrahams, a brilliant opera singer. In competitions like this, where most of the singers try to sound like Beyonce, it is refreshing to hear a trained opera singer.
So far we have dance and music in the bag so it is refreshing to have some other talents, too.
Meet Olwethu Dyantyi, AKA Glamipulator, an impressive magician. Here’s hoping he pulls some tricks out of the bag and wins over the South African voting public.
The sad thing about magicians is they usually do their good tricks first and when it gets to the crunch time they have nothing left in the kitty.
Palesa Mohlamme is no magician, but she is in Glamipulator’s predicament. As a gymnast, he probably gave his all to get this far and asking any more would be asking too much.
As a tearjerker, methinks the JustinLeigh Band will go far. Imagine if you, your siblings and parents were able to make some meaningful music together. That would be beyond beautiful. This band will go far just for what they stand for: family unity.
Kudos must go to Gerrard Quevauvilliers, a 12-year-old master of ventriloquism. Not everyone can pull off this exceptional skill and, given that he is the only contestant doing it, the competition is his to lose. All his focus should now be on the content of his set.
Speaking of extraodinary talent, be sure to watch Yello, a 38-year-old actor, singer, acrobat and designer. This dude would have made Leonardo da Vinci proud with his numerous talents.
Still on the extraordinary, things always take an interesting turn when Bambino Juggler steps onto the stage.
I can’t even juggle three apples at once, but this gentleman has no limit to the number of objects he can throw and catch in the air. His name is particularly apt.
Details for the live semi-finals and the finale which will air on e.tv:
• Live semi-final 1: Tomorrow at 8.30pm.
• Results show for semi-final 1: Wednesday at 9.35pm.
• Live semi-final 2 – Thursday at 8.30pm.
• Results show for semi-final 2 – Saturday at 6.30pm.
• Live semi-final 3 – Tuesday, October 15 at 6.30pm.
• Results show for semi-final 3 – Wednesday, October 16 at 21.35pm.
• Live finale – Thursday, October 17 at 7.30pm.
• Results show – Thursday, October 17 at 9pm.