SA’s Got Talent is back – and wannabe contestants can audition in person or online
South Africa’s most-watched talent search show, SA‘s Got Talent, is back in 2017 for its 8th season. The show, which has created a host of superstars, is on the search for South Africa’s next big thing, with auditions kicking off. Hopeful contestants can attend the pre-auditions in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, kicking off in May. Contestants who reside outside of Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal can still enter, by submitting videos of their show-stopping acts via an online submission form. The criteria for entry remain as simple as ever: ‘Any act. Any age’. Contestants are urged to think outside the box and present their most quirky and creative acts to stand a chance to win the grand prize of half a million rand.Marlon Davids, MD of e,tv Channels Division, is looking forward to seeing what talent will dazzle on the SA’s Got Talent stage this year. “We have seen so many of our SA‘s Got Talent stars from the over the years go on to achieve great things,” he says. “Everything from performing alongside the world’s best artists in South Africa to getting record deals overseas, SA‘s Got Talent is the platform that started their careers. We are proud of what the show has in unearthing unique South African talent and look forward to welcoming the next big star – or stars – to the e.tv family”.
Kee-Leen Irvine, MD of Rapid Blue and executive producer of SA’s Got Talent urges contestants to think out of the box. “We are looking for the whole package so SA’s Got Talent hopefuls should come to the pre-auditions with everything they have on offer: talent, confidence, dressed to impress and a passion to win. We are looking for acts with a unique talent that will wow South Africa.” says Irvine.
Online submissions for auditions can be done via the SA‘s Got Talent audition page at this link. Online auditions close at midnight on 31 May 2017. These auditions are only for contestants who reside in provinces outside of Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Details for the pre-auditions in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are:
Johannesburg: 6 and 7 May 2017 at The Pyramid Conference & Venue Centre (96 Eloff Ext SE St, Johannesburg). Gates open: 7:00AM
Cape Town: 13 and 14 May 2017 at Newlands Rugby Stadium (8 Boundary Rd, Newlands, Cape Town). Gates open: 7:00AM
Durban : 20 May 2017 at Moses Mabhida Stadium (44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Durban). Gates open: 7:00AM
Important information: Any contestants who arrive after midday, 12:00PM, will not be allowed in the pre-audition queue, so best to arrive early to avoid any disappointment. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone throughout the entire pre-audition process on the day.