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SA's Got Talent is back for another thrilling season!

2014-05-20 16:30
Johannesburg - SA’s Got Talent, the world's biggest talent search, is back for another thrilling season and we can’t wait to see what Mzansi has to offer this year.

Kee-Leen Irvine, executive producer for SA’s Got Talent, gave us all the details about the new season and why it cannot be missed.

"Every year we are so impressed by the level of talent South Africa has. Last year’s semi-finals were sensational we had Indian classical musicians, a magician, an aerial clown, an acrobat, juggler, dubstep dancers, a ventriloquist, and not to mention some phenomenal vocalists."
Last year over 6 000 people turned up to audition for the series.  In a thrilling finale, 16-year-old singer Johnny Apple took the title and won the R250 000 grand prize. Since winning, Johnny has signed a recording contract with Sony and his debut will be released within the next few months.

"With the competition so strong, we’d like to encourage those who want to enter to start working on an act that will really impress the judges," says Irvine.  "We welcome performers of any age, background and talent. And we are especially look for acts with creativity and originality, we really want people to think out the box and this even applies to vocalists, so if for example, you can sing beautiful opera, how about presenting your Aria dressed up in a really unusual costume or while balancing on a seesaw.

"Last year Durban presented some fantastic talent, with Keeran and Divyog the classical musicians who made it to the semis and Luzuko (who went by the stage name Ludopie), who made it all the way to the finals!"

This year pre-auditions are taking place in Durban on Saturday 24 May at the Olive Convention Centre at 81 Somsteu Road, in the centre of Durban from 07:00 in the morning.

"The judges are always looking for something new and different that will capture the nation’s imagination.  Being able to stand out from the crowd requires hard work and preparation. Come and show us what you got – it could be a life-changing experience."

Applicants can register by sending an e-mail to talent@rapidblue.com or register online here  https://www.formstack.com/forms/rapidblue-talent.

Dates for the auditions starting this weekend:

Olive Convention Centre
Saturday, 24 May
Cape Town
Belmont Square
Saturday, 31 May  & Sunday, 1 June
Focus Rooms
Saturday, 7 & Sunday 8 June

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