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Thursday, August 13, 2009

XXX Talent should be a hit with viewers







Can't spill everything just yet but I went to the auditions for SA's Got Talent on Tuesday that will start on 1 October at 19:30 op SABC2. Here's a few pics I took to tie you over in the meantime.

In my judgement SA's Got Talent is sure to be a ratings hit for SABC2.
The charm of the show?

(1) The unexpected surprise factor of the contestants. It's classic Susan Boyle stuff. You see someone and think they're going to be bad. Then they're excellent. You see someone and think they're going to be bad. And then they're awful! It's excellent. And because contestants are allowed to do SIMPLY ANYTHING, you get the craziest and most outrageous and strange behaviour on stage.

(2) The chemistry between co-hosts Anele Mdoda and Rob van Vuuren. They're REALLY a funny pair.

(3) The tension between Randall Abrahams as BAD JUDGE, Shado as mother figure/mother hen in the middle and Ian von Memerty (funny guy!) as GOOD JUDGE. Ooh. Can't wait for the showdowns that's looming between this judging dynamic.

SA's Got Talent should be as awesome as the overseas versions has been, judging from the day I spent there. Everything works, the production values are great, the audience clapped and cheered (without being cheered on), and the contestant variety will prevent the show from being dull.

I've spoken to both Anele and Rob as well as all three judges, the interviews (with HOT scoop) will run as soon as he show starts.