Will Class Act’s Malusi make it?

2010-04-30 14:44

Without a doubt, this past week’s episode of Class Act (SABC 1,

Saturdays at 6:30pm) proved that there is no trick that Malusi Mbele can pull to

get the judges on his side.

It was the “buddy movie” episode and the contestants were paired up

to act out the script. The guest judge was actress Bonnie Bouman, whose accent

can’t seem to decide on which continent it belongs. (Nonetheless, she was very


The energetic Mbele was paired up with Greg Parvess, who won the

Class Act of the night. Mbele was really chuffed with himself after what was

indeed a stellar performance.

The judges, however, were less than mesmerised by his performance.

While they showered Parvess with praise, they didn’t compliment Mbele when he

had done a good job.

Rapulana Seiphemo noted that Mbele had delivered one of his “better

performances”, and Moonyeenn said that he is “better, still not there, but


It was obvious from Tendeka Matatu’s words that he wished he could

give Mbele a one-way ticket to the rural parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

Matatu said: “Malusi, you’ve been flying by the seat of your pants.

I don’t know how you’re still here but you are and I congratulate you.”

To be fair, the judges said they loved and saw the chemistry

between Parvess and Mbele.

The man this writer would have chosen for the Class Act award would

be Sdumo Mtshali. The brother is talented, and it’s obvious. He pulled off every

role assigned to him, from a psychotic criminal to a street-smart cop.

Unfortunately for the beautiful Steven Ward, who did a good job as

a pretty-boy cop, he couldn’t make it to episode 8 due to a lack of votes.

Ironically, there is one man on the set that needs a bit of

coaching, none other than Kenneth Nkosi.

The veteran presenter lost his mojo this episode and had to rely on

cue cards the whole evening. He kept stumbling over his words, and at one point

he was clearly confused as to which segment of the show was next. (Remember

Kenneth, we’re watching you).

  • The theme of tomorrow’s episode (of

    which Tsotsi actress Terry Pheto is the guest judge) is “Femme Fatale”.

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