Rise above rejection
Another season is upon us and thousands of hopefuls are already vying for a spot in the singing competition. Some hope to win, but others are content with just making it to the top three so as to use the exposure as a stepping stone to a life of glitz and glamour.
However, among these young people who’ll be gracing our television screens are those categorised as Wooden Mic contestants – basically those who are not gifted vocally but are convinced they have angelic voices to rival the world’s top musicians.
These are the contestants who keep viewers so entertained it is often difficult to believe they aren’t acting up.
But as South Africa ridicules them, it is sincerely hoped they have a higher tolerance for disappointment and failure, so as not to let the rejection dent their self-esteem but, instead, rise above the failure and pursue other dreams.