Dalen is the presenter!

2008-06-05 00:00

Cape Town-based 25-year-old Dalen Lance has been chosen as the presenter of M-Net’s brand new reality show High School Musical: Spotlight South Africa.

Despite his youth, the multi-talented Dalen boasts an impressive resume. As a singer-songwriter he released his debut album Be Your Man in 2006. Having reached the Top 50 stage of Idols 2002 and Popstars 2003, he is very familiar with the kind of pressures facing reality show contestants. He has also had stage musical experience, taking the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in 2000. On TV his presenting credits include Bling and Pap Idols and he also featured in the films Dollars & White Pipes and Zenon 3. He was nominated as Best Youth Male TV Presenter at the South African Kids Choice Awards in 2005 and 2006.

While doing all kinds of entertainment gigs, this go-getter also managed to earn his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Cape Town, majoring in financial accounting.

Singer-songwriter-presenter Dalen, who’ll start his duties almost immediately jetting off to the first Open Public Day Auditions in P.E. this weekend, is over the moon with landing this exciting role. "It is an amazing opportunity!" he said at his first publicity photo shoot mere hours after hearing the news. "Internationally, High School Musical is a phenomenon and I think this unique reality show based on it is going to be massive in South Africa. It makes me proud to be part of such a juggernaut, an international property that has made big stars around the world."

The High Shool Musical: Spotlight SA team is currently touring the country and everyone between the ages of 16 and 25 who wants to be part of the show can audition at the following venues on the following dates:

Port Elizabeth - Friday, 6 June, at the ETC Conference Centre, corner of Spondo and Uitenhage Roads, Struandale

Cape Town - Friday, 13 June, at The River Club, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory

Johannesburg - Thursday, 19 June and Friday, 20 June, at The Wanderers Club, Corlett Drive, Illovo

Durban - Friday, 27 June, at the BAT Centre, Victoria Embankment

For more information, visit the M-Net website at www.mnet.co.za.

High School Musical: Spotlight South Africa starts on M-Net on Saturday 2 August and will be broadcast weekly on Mondays and Saturdays at 19:00. The series is produced by EdenRage Media.

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