Season 6 of SA’s Got Talent kicks off with a bigger prize and a brand-new twist to the show’s format.
SA’s Got Talent Season 6 Sundays (from 6 September) e.tv 18:05
Whether it’s aspiring singers and dancers, or comedians and jugglers, we live in a talented country. SA’s Got Talent (2009- current) returns for a sixth round and while the panel of judges are still the same, the reality talent show is definitely growing. Not only has the format been tweaked to make it more exciting, the prize money has been doubled to R500 000. No wonder judges Shado Twala, DJ Fresh and Lalla Hirayama are expecting to see some ground-breaking acts. quists and dancers, and while we might have seen these acts before, a lot of them are on the next level,” Fresh adds. Both Lalla and Shado agree that they’re looking for a phenomenal talent that they can throw on the international stage and be proud of. “I don’t go into a show looking for specific talent, but I do look at the effort put in and if there is a future for it in the entertainment industry,” Shado explains.
The entertainment industry changes every year and people in the industry must be flexible and able to handle their own, including criticism from the judges, says Lalla. “Last year I was still finding my feet as a judge, but this year I feel a lot more confident. I still look at the same things though: talent, performance and drive – if you can’t tick those boxes, then it’s a ‘no’ from me.” Shado, who’s known to be the sweet judge, says that she does hold back on
Shado Twala, DJ Fresh and Lalla Hirayama are back to judge the new season of SA’s Got Talent.