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2014-07-29 06:00

Cape Town – In addition to his new morning show DJ Fresh has taken on another new gig. He joins the judging panel of SA’s Got Talent. Along with Shado Twala and Lalla Hirayama, Fresh will help discover some of the great talent the country has to offer.  

We got to sit down with the popular and very cool DJ Fresh at the SAGT media dinner held at the swanky Penthouse of the Pepper Club Hotel.

"We’re very curious, do you have any hidden talents?"

DJ Fresh
"I can play the recorder. I’ve been playing since grade 4 actually." He continues, "It was compulsory at our school." He adds, "And I can sleep anywhere! Standing, sitting, no matter how uncomfortable I am I can fall asleep. Yes, that’s one of my other talents."

"What do you think will make SAGT stand out from every other show that ‘s currently on TV?"

DJ Fresh:
"Because majority if not all talent shows are really just about singing."  He adds, "This show is about any act, any age, any talent. It offers the variety that no one else is offering."

"Which city do you think has the best talent?"

DJ Fresh:
"I think just from a sheer masses perspective, Joburg because it has a bigger pool it will generally have more people to choose from." He pauses for a moment and then adds, "But Cape Town has a lot of talent  in terms of a variety perspective. I think we will have more variety in Cape Town than Joburg."

"When it comes to your judging style which one are you Simon Cowell or David Walliams?"

DJ Fresh:
"I don’t have a judging style cause I’ve never done it before, whatever judging style if at all there is one will emerge and show itself as the show goes along. I haven’t consciously said I want to be this kind of judge or that kind of judge." He continues in a serious tone, "All I can guarantee is that I will be as brutally honest as I possibly can be but without trying to embarrass people or reduce them to nothing." He adds, "I think it’s unnecessary to break people so even if someone does suck you don’t need to tell them they suck. You can still tell them, ‘Listen if I was you next time I’d do this differently or improve on that.’  That way you are letting them down gently. Yes, they didn’t make the next round but hopefully you’ve given them enough to rebuild and improve themselves."

"This is a random one. Totes amazeballs has been added to the Chambers Dictionary. What’s your favourite slang word to use?"

DJ Fresh
He shakes his head, "I don’t really have a favourite slang word." He continues,  "But I’m slowly getting annoyed at totes. It’s becoming quite annoying." He adds, "I think it’s good that the custodians of the English language are allowing it to evolve."

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