Gripping SA’s Got Talent finale on TV tonight

2009-11-12 08:32

The task is up to six acts at 7.30pm tonight on SABC 2, to show us whether or not SA’s got talent!

Balls, a Keke horn (a trumpet-like instrument made of plastic Coke bottle and an aerosol can) and glittery costumes: last night’s episode, contrary to the judges’ opinion, was actually a feast for the eyes.

11-year-old dancing maverick Kalon Badenhorst and the two tenor brothers, Willem and Louis van der Merwe, are the final acts to join the other four in tomorrow night’s final.

Badenhorst, who danced to “Fever” and Justin Timberlake’s “I’m bringing sexy back”, excited the crowd right through his performance.

Part of the dancing prodigy’s routine involved a few moves that could easily be interpreted as sexual, and judge Ian von Memerty said he felt “uncomfortable” for an 11-year-old to be making those moves.

Badenhorst still came tops as the voters favourite.

The judges chose the Van der Merwe brothers over Gregory Mabusela and his invention the Keke Horn after the two acts were voted second and third respectively by the voters.

Randall Abrahams still refuses to believe that the Keke Horn is a musical instrument.

A big part of the entertainment actually came from the judges’ comments after Ingrid Rosendahl and Yvonne Burger’s dancing dogs.

Abrahams was the only judge that didn’t buzz them out and when presenter Anele Mdoda asked him why he hadn’t, he responded, “Because I like charming and intelligent things”.

When Mdoda asked the only female judge Shado Twala why she had buzzed them out she responded, “Maybe I don’t understand intelligent”. Awkward silence. Note to self: Self-deprecating humour is a skill.

The other four acts are George Avakian the beatboxer, Louwtjie Rothman the guitar melodist, singer Cleo Filander and dancer Darren Rajbal.

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