M-Net Young Stars proves that Free State’s got talent
The 4th of September 2010 was one of Bloemfontein’s busiest ever. While other children were making money, others hit the stage showcasing their various talents. Yes indeed, the first M-Net Young Stars, a national talent competition for children aged 6 to 15 years was launched in nationally and in Bloemfontein, Loch Logan Waterfront.
A total of 36 entrants in groups or individual performances took part giving performances that ranged from dancing, drama and singing. The finalists were chosen at the auditions which were held at the Loch Logan Waterfront on 14th August. After long days of practicing their talent pieces, the day of the finals finally dawned upon them.
The judging panel was made of local celebrity talent, Spontaan finalist and singers Fran-zel de Wet and Alberto Mazzoncini, local rapper 2Nyce and choreographer Teddy. These judges had a challenge choosing the winners as they were bombarded with loads of talent.
Finally, after being treated to some fresh talent, their most difficult task was to choose the best individual performer and group performances. Out of all the performances, a total of 5 group and 5 individual performances made it to the top 10 who gave their best performances. It all boiled down to the final selection of the best individual and group performances.
Who was it going to be? The KTV judges selected Krump dancer Junior Norman Fargo as best individual performer and the best group award went to the Grey College Boereorkes. Excitement roamed in the audience proving that they were indeed the most talented.
Each of them was awarded a cash prize and KTV goodies. The greatest achievement for them was that now they had to represent the Free State on the M-Net Young stars competition which started on Saturday 11th September till 9th October 2010. On the show viewers had to vote for their best performer by sending the name to 33676.