Bel­ly­dancer gets to top 80 in ‘SA’s Got Tal­ent’

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LO­CAL bel­ly­dancer and dance school teacher Twan Baden­horst made it to the top 80 in the

SA’s Got Tal­ent 2017 au­di­tions.

Out of 5 200 en­tries na­tion­wide, Baden­horst first made it through the elim­i­na­tion process to 2000.

“Af­ter that I made it through to the next round which was to be in the 500 se­lected au­di­tions,” she said.

The next round was to reach the top 160, which was the Theatre Au­di­tions held in Cape Town and Jo­han­nes­burg in front of the three judges, DJ Fresh, Shadow Twala and Jamie Bartlett.

“I was flown by to the Cape Town Theatre Au­di­tions and my ac­com­mo­da­tion, tick­ets and meals all paid for, and per­formed in front of a live stu­dio au­di­ence. I got three yes’s from the judges,” Baden­horst said.

Out of the 160 con­tes­tants the next elim­i­na­tion process was to be part of the top 80, which was the quar­ter fi­nals.

She made it and was ex­cited to re­ceive a phone call stat­ing that she was on the short list for the top 21, which is the semi-fi­nals live show in Jo­han­nes­burg.

“I did, un­for­tu­nately, not make the top 21, but this has been such an in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence and a big eye opener to our beau­ti­ful coun­try’s tal­ent,” she said.

IN THE LIME­LIGHT: A pho­to­graph of Twan Baden­horst’s TV ap­pear­ance on ‘SA’s Got Tal­ent’

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