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#SAGT Semi-finals kick off this Sunday!

19 October 2017

SA’s Got Talent goes live this Sunday with the first semi-final show. SA’s Got Talent, Sundays at 6PM. 

In the next three episodes, the Top 21 will battle it out for a spot in the finals. Here are the contestants taking to the stage this week:

Ethan and Ciara

Act: Latin Dancers

Age: 10

Latin and ballroom champs with three titles, these two little dancers first started dancing together because their older siblings are dance partners. Ciara has been dancing for six years and Ethan has been dancing for four years.

Gabriela “Sky Dancer” Sissons

Act:  Aerial Silk Artist

Age: 38

Gabriela uses her photography to travel the world with her husband and two kids. A dancer for most of her life, Gabriela has a background in contemporary and modern dance. She received her first aerial silks lesson 3 years ago and has been hooked since. She recently also started teaching it.

Tribal Echo

Act: Afrikaans Band

Age: 33 – 43

Tribal Echo is a vibrant South African Band that has developed their own Afrikaans style called Eclectic Roots Rock. (Klip kop rock) The band writes their own lyrics and music and have managed to create something fresh, blending all their musical influences into an unique South African sound.


Act: Traditional Zulu Performance Group

Age: 15-29

Ama-Zebra youth organisation was born in 2010 in Ntuzuma, formed by a group of young enthusiastic men with the objective of mobilising resources together to make a living by showcasing their talent and culture.

Siphokazi Stofu

Act: Opera Singer

Age: 23  

Siphokazi is studying a B-Tech in Vocal Art and she’s a mother to a four year old. She started singing when she was 12-years-old, this was around the same time she found out she had tuberculosis in her spine and underwent two Spinal Fusion operations. She will forever suffer back and chest pains because of the screws in her spine and the limited movement in her spine is a slight hindrance on her ability to perform certain notes.

Sibusiso Gwala

Act: Trumpet Impersonator

Age: 32

Sibusiso was born and raised in Nongoma KZN but currently lives in Umlazi with his brother. He did not complete his schooling, but did take an Art course at the Bat Centre and currently makes a living as a mural painter.

Jonty Stander

Act:  Lyrical Street Dancer

Age: 21

Jonty is originally from Empangeni, KZN but moved to Jo’burg almost 2 years ago to pursue his dream of becoming dancer. Jonty learnt different styles of dance and incorporated these into his routines, Hip Hop /Contemporary Freestyle and Sbujwa.

And just in case you're not excited already...Musician, Busiswa will also be performing!   

Who do you think will make it through to the finals?

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