Johannesburg - Seven hoirmasters, 140 singers and a cash prize of R750 000.
It all started nine weeks ago when seven choirs – representing Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Western Cape, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo – had the nation glued to their screens on Sunday evenings, displaying their vocal abilities in a battle to win the cash prize of R500 000 for the winning choir, and R250 000 for its charity of choice.
And, last night, Clash of the Choirs ended with last year’s Pop Idols winner Khaya Mthethwa’s KZN choir beating renowned kwaito star Zwai Bala’s Mpumalanga choir.
The show, which was aired on Dstv’s Mzansi Magic channel from 5.30pm, had the twitterati and facebookers sharing their views on everything from the hairstyle of the show’s host, Bonang Matheba, to the judges’ dress sense.
Each choir consisted of 20 members.
Choirmasters were well-known award-winning musicians like Bala, house music artist Zakes Bantwini, Limpopo-born jazz musician Judith Sephuma, singer and actress Thembi Seete, musician Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and Winnie Khumalo.
Mabuse’s North West team and Seete’s Free State team were eliminated in the early stages, followed by Sephuma’s Limpopo team. Bantwini’s Gauteng team were eliminated last night.
Last night, the battle was between KZN and Mpumalanga, with Mthethwa’s team emerging victorious.
Queen of gospel Rebecca Malope, 5FM presenter Anele Mdoda and Lindelani Mkhize were the judges of the show, while Matheba was the main presenter.