Durban’s Darren dances to victory

2009-11-13 00:00

HEARING-IMPAIRED hip-hop dancer Darren Rajpal danced off with the R250 000 prize in SA’s Got Talent last night.

He beat 12-year-old hip-hop/contemporary dance sensation Kalon Badenhorst, from Johannesburg, singers Willem and Louis van der Merwe from Stellenbosch, beat boxer George Avakian from Johannesburg, guitarist Louwtjie Rothman from Cape Town and singer Cleo Filander from Vereeniging, in the final of the SABC2 reality show.

Rajpal (19), who dances to the musical vibrations he feels, hopes to use the money to start a school where he can teach other hearing-impaired people to dance.

The winner of the inaugural SA’s Got Talent was chosen by public vote after judges Ian von Memerty, Shado Twala and Randall Abrahams whittled down the thousands of entrants to 152 quarter-finalists and 21 semi-finalists.

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