Public get in on talent show action

2015-04-30 17:01

THE chosen acts of Welkom’s Got Talent are gearing up for a showcase during the public rounds, as the competition now gets down to business.

The judges have completed seven exciting weeks of various auditions and elimination rounds for this year’s Welkom’s Got Talent Competition. The process has seen 24 contestants make it through to compete for the 2015 title.

“We are excited and look forward to the top 24 acts that will soon be showcasing their talents to the public,” says Tanya Lloyd, Goldfields Mall general manager.

A workshop, meant to fine-tune the contestants ahead of the preliminary rounds starting on 18 April, was held at the Goldfields Casino on Friday (20/03).

The intensive workshop was coordina-ted by Helèt de Wet, an experienced actress and drama teacher, who gave the contestants valuable feedback to assist them on their journey to becoming a professional stage act.

The preliminary rounds will be held at the Goldfields Mall and are open to all to attend. The following contestants will be performing on the respective days:

Preliminary round 1: 18 April

1. Ragamuffin (rock group)

2. Brown Zongolwa (female singer)

3. Siyabonga Mukonazi (poet)

4. Vuyani (V-Beatz) (beat boxer)

5. Bianca Meyer (female singer)

6. Goodness Mokau (female singer)

7. O Zion (gospel duo)

8. Neo Hlohlongoane (poet)

9. Eugene Katleho Ramakoae (male singer)

10. Alicia Theron (female singer)

11. Thabang Selikoe (female singer)

12. Osama Bin Singing (male singer)

Preliminary round 2: 25 April

1. Freestyle (rock group)

2. Gloria Lebatla (female singer)

3. Lesego Tsiu (poet)

4. Undefeated (pantsula dancers)

5. Antonie Fritz (male singer)

6. For His Glory (gospel group)

7. Tebogo Ntshidi (rap artist/singer)

8. Lee-Anne Venter Haywood (female singer)

9. Precious Leeto (female singer)

10. Itumeleng Nthoba (male singer)

11. Amohelang Letsatsi (female singer)

12. Hope A Capella (a capella group)

The ultimate winner can look forward to the following amazing prizes:

) R20 000 in cash;

) R5 000 in fashion vouchers sponsored by Just Property Group the Goldfields Mall; and

) the opportunity to perform as an opening act at one of Goldfields Casino’s scheduled concerts within six months after winning the contest.

All sound requirements for the performance will be arranged by the casino as well as any other costs relevant to the performance.

Contestants can call Judy Moran at the Goldfields Mall centre management office on 057-352-4251 during office hours.

Also keep a close eye on the Vista and Express Goldfields andamp; NFS for detailed information on a weekly basis.

Alternatively, go to to stay up to date with the latest Welkom’s Got Talent news

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