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  Isidingo Talent Search: Top 5 Revealed!
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The Isidingo Talent Search has reached the final countdown of the search for a newcomer actor to join the soapie.

At the start of February, SABC3 and Isidingo began nationwide auditions for someone to play Ace - a new, lead character who arrives on the scene to do important things at OnTV!

The character brief for him: aged between 25 to 35, he's a former soccer star who joins OnTV! as a sports anchor. He's physically attractive in a sexy, masculine way and has the X-factor.

The auditions wrapped in Jozi on Friday, 19 February 2010 and between then and now the panel of four national judges have been selecting the Top 5 contenders who make their TV debut this Thursday, 11 March at 21h00.

The hour-long TV event will introduce them, each will perform a scene as Ace and viewers can vote for their faves during the show (see voting details below).

The fivesome will be interviewed on 3Talk on Friday (the 12th) and the winner will be announced.

Thursday's special is being hosted by Isidingo's Chris Beasley (Len Cooper) and their performances will be critiqued by three celebrity judges: Isidingo casting director and actress Karin van der Laag (Maggie Webster), TV personality and columnist Kuli Roberts and actor and director Hlomla Dandala.

Without further adieu, the five (in order of their voting numbers) are:

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Ace 1: Sisa Hewana, from Port Elizabeth


Ace 2: Mothusi Letlaka, from Durban

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Ace 3: Solomon Ngapi, from PE


Ace 4:  David Bule: from Jozi

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Ace 5: Bonga Dlamini, a wild card finalist

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Who will Ace the role?

When we get more biography info. on everyone we'll update right here.

In the meantime, the voting details: to vote for your favourite, you'll need to SMS ‘Ace1’ or ‘Ace2’ etc and your name to 34262 during Thursday night's special. SMS's cost R2/free sms's don’t apply.




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Reply from: nice Tuesday, March 09, 2010 07:35 AM
Tjo, they are not what I eexpected for this "Ace" guy. Hope their acting skills will redeem them. To number 5, please remove the excess hair, it does not do the trick.
Reply from: TerryN Tuesday, March 09, 2010 07:44 AM

LMAO...Koda besekuphele o"hotties" yini?

Reply from: relay Tuesday, March 09, 2010 07:52 AM
no offence but are these guys hotties?????????
Reply from: relay Tuesday, March 09, 2010 07:53 AM
no offence but are these guys hotties?????????
Reply from: Dini Tuesday, March 09, 2010 08:15 AM
I will vote for Ace 1: Sisa Hewana, from Port Elizabeth
Reply from: sponono Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:18 AM
Ace 1 and Ace 2..have the potential  althought they are not exactly magazine cover material  LOL

the rest..eish they could be Geroge Zamndela's croonies
Reply from: sponono Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:28 AM
Ace 4 looks like he's doing a number 2 on that pic..LOL  or he's one of them naija actors...tl tl tl tl maybe the pic is just bad..
Reply from: TerryN Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:35 AM
Ace 1 and Ace 2..have the potential althought they are not exactly magazine cover material LOL 

kr kr kr kr kr kr kr kr kr kr
Reply from: carino Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:46 AM
kwa kwa kwa kwa kwa kwa wka kwa kwa kwa, bathong!!
Reply from: carino Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:51 AM
According to preious posts, this Ace person has this profie:

The new character's name: Ace - a sports anchor.

A description of what he's like: physically attractive in a sexy, masculine way.

This is what the judges have been looking for in auditionees:

Fluent in English: an accent is no problem at all, even if it is strong, so long as viewers are able to understand his English with no effort.

Acting ability. Criteria include: understanding of content, variation in pace and pitch accordingly, good articulation, has a warm, rich voice. The role requires high energy, a sense of humour and intelligent delivery.

Must sound completely natural when speaking pre-written script learnt off by heart. No deviation from the script is allowed. Auditionees should have the ability to sound completely credible, even speaking dialogue different from his speakng style.

The X-factor. Someone with presence. The guy men want to be and women want to be with.

The size of the role: Big. A main character, someone who's gonna have a lot to say, which means that whoever wins the role must be able to act.

Do these guerillas fit this description?? Im sorry, I meant these guys....
Reply from: carino Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:51 AM
Tjo tjo tjo @ David Bule's nose...
Reply from: Mzozy Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:54 AM
Ace 1, 2 & 4 look good!
Reply from: myname Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:55 AM
Nisile guys maar..........they r not 2 bad, yekelani ubanomona!

Ndiyawuthanda umzimba wale ndzondza (in my best siSwati) isonge izandla in the last pic.
Reply from: myname Tuesday, March 09, 2010 09:57 AM
UBonga Dlamini luks like a 60yr old......awuwa ndoda, shave that forest, it doesnt luk gud on u man.
Reply from: GML Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:01 AM
Isnt the character supposed to be a HOT charmer boy?

If this is their idea of charmer boy then angazi and I'm truly shocked
Reply from: Mzozy Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:05 AM
Myname I agree with you, there's nothing wrong with the guys, ilo we forest nje (another Smellington from Big Brother), really he needs to shave it but otherwise the guys look good. 
Reply from: da vinci Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:36 AM
i think Mothusi Letlaka  will do  it
Reply from: Dini Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:42 AM
Ace 5 is Black Jesus
Reply from: Sobza Tuesday, March 09, 2010 11:15 AM
Oh no? Ace 1 utyebile....Ace 2 has da potential, we will see how he does on tv. The less said about Ace 3 and 5 the better
Reply from: Mocha choc Tuesday, March 09, 2010 11:52 AM
Hay guys, m not disputing the fact that honesty s the best policy bt y'al r takin it 2 anoda level. u made me lol real hard.
Reply from: Mocha choc Tuesday, March 09, 2010 11:55 AM
Reply from: Green.arrow Tuesday, March 09, 2010 11:59 AM
u guys mara.....*supressing the chuckles*.....

looked 3 ties, and im not rooting for anyone ryt now. Its like.what one has,the others lack...infact i think no.5 with a lil powdering would rep a typical SA soccer player, he's "inbetween kept"...
Reply from: calamity Tuesday, March 09, 2010 12:11 PM
The character brief for him: aged between 25 to 35, he's a former soccer star who joins OnTV! as a sports anchor. He's physically attractive in a sexy, masculine way and has the X-factor. 
These guys better have the damn X-factor cos I don't see the other factors. Maybe it's the picture. Were these photo-shopped?
Reply from: Timone Tuesday, March 09, 2010 13:36 PM
Eish ...... I'm waiting for the Noeleen show if I catch it, some people are not photogenic, this could be the case here.  But Ace 3 looks like he can have the "attitude" they're looking for ie. bad boy
Reply from: Dini Tuesday, March 09, 2010 15:01 PM
I am so inlove with Ace1
Reply from: carino Tuesday, March 09, 2010 15:19 PM
Ace 5: Bonga Dlamini, a wild card finalist


Clearly!
Reply from: carino Tuesday, March 09, 2010 15:21 PM
Ace 5: Bonga Dlamini, a wild card finalist

Clearly!

Phofuke they all look like wildcard finalists.... so in the whole rest of mzansi, we couldnt come up with a man that is phisically attractive, sexy, and with presence, that could act and speak welll?

Tjo!
Reply from: notari Tuesday, March 09, 2010 15:59 PM
hayi i am dissapointed!!
Reply from: Pooky Tuesday, March 09, 2010 16:08 PM
haike even umta ka ma(Phila) would have been better than this.. hips & all...its a pity Muvhango scooped him first. ACE 5 could even  pass as Bab' Moloi(Lesedi's father)
Reply from: cleve Tuesday, March 09, 2010 16:11 PM
Ace 1 and 4 are doing it for me.......................
Reply from: Pooky Tuesday, March 09, 2010 16:14 PM
... could have even taken Houza ke
Reply from: Lex Tuesday, March 09, 2010 16:25 PM
@ carino - Ace 5: Bonga Dlamini, a wild card finalist

Clearly!

Phofuke they all look like wildcard finalists.... so in the whole rest of mzansi, we couldnt come up with a man that is phisically attractive, sexy, and with presence, that could act and speak welll?

Tjo!

SONO HELA NGWANA'KWENA.
Reply from: fly23 Tuesday, March 09, 2010 23:40 PM
Ace 2 is a hottie baby, he for def has my vote. Where the rest of yalls minds at?
Reply from: LemonTwist Wednesday, March 10, 2010 05:35 AM
Gosh!!! What happened to eye candy? I'm very disappointed.
Reply from: Zazacious Wednesday, March 10, 2010 07:31 AM

Ace 1 is doing it for me.

Phofuke they all look like wildcard finalists.... so in the whole rest of mzansi, we couldnt come up with a man that is phisically attractive, sexy, and with presence, that could act and speak welll? 

this is so true, kanti where are our fine black brothers,its disappointing mara.

Reply from: Buligirl Wednesday, March 10, 2010 08:07 AM

I agree with you Zazacious Ace 1 is better.  Ace 5 looks like comedy material i think he looks like late Bongo dont mean to be horrible

Reply from: carino Wednesday, March 10, 2010 09:07 AM
Ditto on the Howza comment.
Reply from: Segololo Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:58 AM
Ace 4's nose reminds of Mandla in generations... Are they related?
Reply from: lady gaga Wednesday, March 10, 2010 11:19 AM
guys ke eng Ditto *HIDES*!!
Reply from: Sips Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:17 PM

I'm just glad kuzabakho i black "niiiice" looking brother in Isidee since Zweli isn't there anymore i mean uVusi is kind'of loosing it for me....the beer belly is getting to much

Ace 1 - i like....cute ntofontofo face
Ac 2 - i like too...sweet innocent face – like the way you standing in the last pic
Ace 3 – now I realllllllly like – he reminds me of Jimmy Jean-Louis in Phat Girlz (mmmh that dude was hot in that movie)
Ace 4 – I don’t know – what are you doing in the last pic…folding arms like some hip-hop/rap wanna be kiddo…
Ace 5 – eish….hayi andiyazi….. 

Can't wait to see them in action yhazi...

Ace 4's nose reminds of Mandla in generations... Are they related?...tltltltltltltltltltltltltltltltltltl @Sego

Reply from: blueroze Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:34 PM
me thinks these are the pics they submitted when they entered the comp. those funny looking auditions photo's, maybe they never thought that they would get this far.

Ace1-5 they all hurting my eyes
1- o kare he just had a chicken drumstick
2- o kare after 9  or a softy(apologies to all aftr 9s)
3- im still to see a soccer anchor with "mpandlana" and he does not strike me as someone who can have a lot to say
4- if that X-Factor, then i rather watch Genaro and his killer lines "stop being a dildo, Ron"
5-
plain speechless---he reminded me of the weather man and Bongo (may their souls rip)
Reply from: Sips Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:40 PM
Yes blueroze...we called him "Okumphoooooophe" (he does look like both of them )
Reply from: Renegade Thursday, March 11, 2010 08:31 AM
Carino, you are still crazy. Still loling at your comments!

Pooky, kwakwakwa at bab'moloi!

Mina I think their acting will redeem them shem.
Reply from: dikozeer Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:05 AM
Reply from: dikozeer Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:07 AM
Ace1 or Ace 5 but no5 must cut hair a little bit
Reply from: Green.arrow Thursday, March 11, 2010 21:01 PM
Im putting my bucvks on Ace number 5...unkept as he is..i think he's got it. 
But looking at them all now before they start talking i think this pictures above did not do them justice.

I have one big issue though with one ace and his shoes...those pointed detailed BEE shoes are just....I dont like them..but thats just me
Reply from: Green.arrow Thursday, March 11, 2010 21:08 PM
yoh!...
okay now that they are talking...ace no 1,2 and 5...these are my guys.....hai hai hai...ace number 5 is the one for me....
hm...ace number 2...hai hai
BUt nymber 5 is still mu guy....
Reply from: myname Friday, March 12, 2010 09:18 AM
I think i saw some glimpse of Solomon (Ace no.3) last nite. She was irritating Nandipha ndasho ndacinga while back when i was young. There was this boy who always block my way whenever he sees me. He used to ask me to chose an old spoon or new one. I knew whether i choose any of these spoons i would become his gf. He was clumsy, not so very luking guy & he used to scare the hell out of me .....
Reply from: Pooky Friday, March 12, 2010 10:30 AM
I voted for Ace 1, Sisa Hewana last night....he' s so comfy and natural behind the camera ngathi he's done it for ages
Reply from: Sips Friday, March 12, 2010 10:59 AM

I also liked Ace 1, he was comfortable in front of the camera.. - (there was so much chemistry between him and Nan in that scene they did...tjo) though i find myself struggling at times to hear what he was saying...
eish i so liked Ace 3 but he just didn't crack it for me.....
Ace 2....i like you too...but there's a but...
Ace 4 no comment
Ace 5.....there's something about you...... I won't mind getting to you better

Guys this acting thing is really hard work....from last night I've decided that I won't criticize people's acting skills anymore.....it was so nervous for them as if I was there 


There was this boy who always block my way whenever he sees me. He used to ask me to chose an old spoon or new one. I knew whether i choose any of these spoons i would become his gf yes myname....tltltltltltl i remember too that line - and there was another line they'd use - "undiv' umile or undiv' uhamba" (are u hearing me standing or walking) you'll be standing mosi so the minute you say 'ndikuv' umile - uzobe umvuma.... crazy funny stuff i tell you... 

Reply from: Sobza Friday, March 12, 2010 17:50 PM
I voted for Mothusi.....he did well and he's goodlooking....sidikiwe ziimpozolo komabonakude(ugly people on tv)
Reply from: Michelle E Monday, March 15, 2010 10:45 AM
Well done Sisa!!! He was definitely my favourite and he's sooooo cute! I think I'll start watching Isidingo from now on...
Reply from: FezzyB Monday, March 15, 2010 13:32 PM
I feel for Nan...she has to kiss this guy? I wud die b4 I kiss him.
Reply from: Queen Brown Sugar Saturday, January 22, 2011 20:01 PM
MR.HLOMLA DANDALA:

  I am Margaret Ismail...I am interested in interviewing for a soap opera character!
I am a MOVIE STAR passed over......Please give me a chance....maggieismail@yahoo.com.......Thanks
 



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