Acrobats, a wannabe MJ and Zulu dancers take KZN’s talent to semis

2010-10-23 00:00

A GROUP of acrobats, a singer inspired by the late King of Pop and traditional Zulu dancers will be representing KwaZulu-Natal in the semi-finals of SABC2’s SA’s Got Talent next week.

Peace All the Time is the name of a group of acrobats led by Boltha Ntuli (43) of Durban.

Ntuli, who started doing acrobatics when he was eight, has trained his two daughters and his neighbour’s son to perform.

He believes their talent can give them a better life and opportunities that he never had.

Nine-year-old Lindokuhle Dlamini, a self-taught Michael Jackson-style dancer from Ixopo, started practising his moves to videos of the King of Pop at the tender age of four.

The final KZN representatives are the Zamani Cultural Group, a group of traditional Zulu dancers aged between 15 and 41, who hail from eMadadeni (Newcastle).

These three acts are among the 21 finalists selected to go head-to-head in next week’s four-day bonanza of nightly performances and eliminations, which culminates in the announcement of the winner on Thursday, October 28.

Also hoping to win the hearts of the nation is singer James Bhemgee, a humble 45-year-old tenor from Mitchell’s Plain.

As a street sweeper, he was overheard by a woman who loved his voice so much that she sponsored his voice training lessons.

He now performs with a group called the Cape Flats Tenors, but is still waiting for his big break.

Dancers — Tembisa Revolution; Ty-Ty; Apocalypse; Own Reflection; Relapz; and Triple-Z.

Singers — Kaliya Arumugam; George Arrey; Harold Hendricks; Madalene Abrahams; Moipone Masupye; and Niyaaz Arendse.

Musicians — saw musician Ferdo Maree; the Limited Drum Corps; Skylight; and Strings and Chains.

Entertainers — Illusionists, Mystique.

The acts are split into three groups of seven who will perform from 7.30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The top two acts, as voted for by the public, will qualify for the finale on Thursday. Voting lines will stay open from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Monday to Wednesday, and the two winners from each night will be announced during the results show at 9.30 pm on those nights. On Thursday viewers will again be given an hour to vote, with the winner of the R250 000 prize being announced between 9.30 pm and 10 pm.

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