Young Joshua sets in­ter­net on fire with his dance moves

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - Tyler Roodt

A YOUNG boy from Midrand set the in­ter­net on fire with his per­for­mance at the Riebeeck Park Pri­mary School re­vue, Riebies Diner, last month.

Joshua Zier­vo­gel is an eightyear-old pupil at Riebeeck Park Pri­mary who has cap­ti­vated the pub­lic with his Elvis Pres­leyin­spired danc­ing and has blown up on so­cial me­dia af­ter Frans Swart, pro­ducer of Le­fra Pro­duc­tions’ RE­VUE 2018 in Car­ni­val City, shared a video of him per­form­ing on Face­book.

“When I saw the boy sing­ing, danc­ing and act­ing I im­me­di­ately re­alised that a new star was born here in South Africa. It was sur­pris­ing to see how the pub­lic re­acted to him, and then I re­alised that my judg­ment abil­i­ties have not let me down. You have to see him on the stage to re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate his tal­ent,” Swart said.

The video gained more than 50 000 views on Face­book within a day of be­ing shared and more than 300 000 peo­ple have seen it up till now.

Joshua’s par­ents are ex­tremely proud of their lit­tle per­former.

His mother, Marna Zier­vo­gel, said: “Joshua first be­gan sing­ing in the Riebeeck Park Pri­mary School choir last year. This year, he was cho­sen to per­form in the re­vue, and that’s where it all be­gan.”

Ac­cord­ing to Zier­vo­gel, the fam­ily had no idea that Joshua had be­come in­ter­net-fa­mous, at first. “We’ve all sung in choirs, but none of us are per­form­ers quite like Joshua. It’s a very in­ter­est­ing time in our lives. We’re not on so­cial me­dia very of­ten, so many of our old friends had con­tacted us and told us what was hap­pen­ing,” she said.

The video of Joshua per­form­ing has since been shared to YouTube, where it has had more than 2 000 views.

Joshua Zier­vo­gel, 8, shows his per­form­ing skills at his Riebeeck Park school’s re­vue show.

Joshua Zier­vo­gel

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