Star qual­ity

Sea­son 6 of SA’s Got Tal­ent kicks off with a big­ger prize and a brand-new twist to the show’s for­mat.

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SA’s Got Tal­ent Sea­son 6 Sun­days (from 6 Septem­ber) 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.

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