Johannesburg - Presenter Search on 3 has announced that Jeannie D, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo, and Patience Stevens will serve as the official judges for the show’s highly-anticipated new season.
With their vast array of skills in and around the entertainment industry, this eclectic mix of judges will ensure that every aspect of a perfect presenter is honed and highlighted in what promises to be an exciting season.
Jeannie D is no stranger to the SABC 3 screens. She started off her illustrious career as a radio presenter on Good Hope FM and has since become one of the most prestigious presenters in the country.
“I’ve been privileged to be part of the presenter search phenomenon from the beginning and it’s such a joy for me to help undiscovered talent fulfil their dreams,” Jeannie says. “After all, it is the best job in the world!”
DJ Fresh needs no introduction. He is one of the most formidable radio presenters of our time and has mastered the art of creating interesting, informative and entertaining conversations. From his early days on YFM and Studio Mix on SABC 1, to his prime-time slots on 5FM and Metro FM, this breakfast show host has set the bar high and remains a source of inspiration to presenters around the country.
“It’s such an honour and privilege to be a part of this great movement,” DJ Fresh says. “It’s not every day you see a brand live up to their promise; the stage is indeed yours, and if you can successfully master that then the world can be yours too.”
Sbusiso Kumalo is the Head of Marketing at Capitec, one of the headline sponsors of Presenter Search on 3. He is a charismatic and business savvy marketing and brand expert who has over 20 years of experience in marketing and sales, specializing in the black middle-class South African market.
As a first-time Presenter Search on 3 judge, Sbusiso is excited to unearth new talent – something he has always been passionate about. “In life everyone has two birthdays, the first one is the day you were born and the second one is the day you discover why you were born. I’m excited to be part of the team that will help someone out there experience their second birthday,” Sbusiso says. “Your only limit is your imagination. If all you do is hope for it - your dreams will always be on a waiting list.”
Patience Stevens is one of the most respected television producers in the country. She has worked on Top Billing since its inception 25 years ago – and, along with Tswelopele Productions Chairperson, Basetsana Kumalo, is co-producer of the Top Billing and Pasella lifestyle magazine shows.
“I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity to discover and nurture fresh new talent. As SABC3 says – ‘the stage is yours’ – and this is our chance to point the spotlight onto new faces, and to give them a chance to excel."
Think you have what it takes to be one of SABC 3’s new faces? Make sure you audition for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can change your life for good.
Auditions kicked off in Port Elizabeth this past Sunday and saw hopefuls lining up in their numbers at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The remaining audition dates are:
• Cape Town on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of April at the Newlands Rugby Stadium.
• Durban on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of April at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
• Johannesburg on Friday the 20th, Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of April at Wanderers Cricket Stadium.