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2014-10-12 15:00

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SA’s Got Talent

Saturday, e.tv, 6.05pm

From sunrise to sunset, from Cape Town to Joburg, the third season of SA’s Got Talent has lived up to its promise to keep the nation entertained. The judges agree.

Shado Twala has been moved by one masked singer, who calls herself Well Unknown Diva, DJ Fresh has been wowed by a group of young dancers from Cape Town, and Lalla Hirayama got her wow moment when Aimee and Shaied did a Latin and ballroom dance piece.

“She was this model type. I thought her head would be in the clouds,” Twala told #Trending about Well Unknown Diva. “But when she opened her mouth, I was gobsmacked.”

But the show’s host, Tats Nkonzo, says he is yet to experience his own “wow moment”.

Twala was full of praise for the dynamics brought to the show by the new judges. “It’s brought fresh eyes, different perspectives and other skills to the table?...?I’ve had to up my game.”

The show continues to move South Africans with the abundance of talent in our midst as it prepares to reveal the 18 finalists.


The X Factor SA

Saturday, SABC1, 6pm

Meanwhile, judges on The X Factor SA have picked their top six. Now they intensify their mentoring.

Veteran producer Oskido has made his choice and says that with the help of Mafikizolo, he has his work cut out for him while he tries to trim down his selection.

He told #Trending that the winner of the show would have to realise that talent was not enough. Focus, dedication and respect are just as important.

“The talent is there, though we as judges and production could still improve,” he confessed.

“It is still early days to speak specifically about who stands a better chance of winning or the type of artist I am looking for. I am still trying to get to understand the six contestants better.”

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