Clash Of The Choirs

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 28 FEBRUARY -

At 32, Anele Mdoda is a pow­er­house in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try and she’s added spunk and pizazz as a judge on tal­ent show Clash Of The Choirs (2013cur­rent). The ra­dio DJ and new mom has an ear for what’s good and she’s not afraid to give a thumbs down. So what does Anele have to say?

What’s dif­fer­ent about this sea­son? The stakes got so high, so quickly. From the get-go, ev­ery­one has had the po­ten­tial to win. I re­mem­ber one per­son went out the same week that I said they’d make it through. It’s just that close. So what are you look­ing for in a win­ner? Per­son­ally, if I’m not en­ter­tained, then you’re out. It’s show­biz, so the qual­ity of en­ter­tain­ment has to be there. We can all lis­ten to choirs, but it’s the pure grit and cut­ting into the song that gets the prize at the end of the day. Any pre­dic­tions on whose team will win? Tal­ent isn’t enough. There has to be that fight and tenac­ity to keep go­ing when they’re tired, home­sick and feel­ing unin­spired. How are you get­ting along with the celebrity judges? It’s a bless­ing and a curse be­cause you have some­one who wasn’t here last week judg­ing a team’s per­for­mance based on what they did that day. It’s good to have a vir­gin eye, but we’ve [in­clud­ing other judge and gospel su­per­star Re­becca Ma­lope] been there from the be­gin­ning, so we have a frame of ref­er­ence to judge upon. And how has new host Lawrence Maleka changed the dy­nam­ics of the show? He’s fresh and funny and has el­e­vated the sea­son to new lev­els. I love Bo­nang [Matheba] and I was wor­ried when she didn’t re­turn to host this sea­son, but I re­alise now that where she was pro­fes­sional and clin­i­cal, Lawrence is more comedic – and that works.

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