Levin Plaatjies has ‘Acres of Talent’

2015-05-20 06:00
The top three in Greenacres Shopping Centre’s “Acres of Talent” competition were (back from left) Kelly Le Roux (second) and Levin Plaatjies (first). Lethu Mgengo (front) won third place.

The top three in Greenacres Shopping Centre’s “Acres of Talent” competition were (back from left) Kelly Le Roux (second) and Levin Plaatjies (first). Lethu Mgengo (front) won third place. PHOTO:BETTIE GILIOMEE

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LEVIN Plaatjies (13) of Paterson High School beat almost 200 aspiring young performers to win the first ever “Acres of Talent” competition held by the Greenacres Shopping Centre.

With his angelic voice, Levin gave the judges goosebumps and stopped shoppers in their tracks with his rendition of the Phantom of the Opera song Think of Me.

The finale of the competition, in which 26 finalists participated, was held in the new food court at the centre on Saturday.

Levin won Greenacres Shopping Centre gift cards valued at R10 000. Second was singer Kelly Le Roux (13) of Pearson High School, who sang My African Dream and won R5 000 in gift cards. Hip hop dancer Lethu Mgengo (13) of Parkside Primary came third, winning gift cards to the value of R3 000.

Seyisi Primary School won R5 000 in cash for the school with the most entries.

The competition was open to any child gifted in singing, dancing or any other performance-related talent, such as the playing of musical instruments, reciting of poetry and acting

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