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James Bhemgee

Capetonian singer James Bhemgee defeated Capetonian singer Madalene Abrahams in the finale of SA's Got Talent 2 tonight, after both defeated Capetonian drummers Limited Drum Corps.

We hear the show has been renamed to Cape Town's Got Talent - more about that later.

It's been a wild, 22-year ride for the 45-year-old Bhemgee from Mitchell's Plain, whose life thus far must be the top priority for any aspiring documentary-makers.

Having been discovered by 83-year-old widow Angelique Fuhr while singing in the streets on his job as a street sweeper, Bhemgee was sponsored singing lessons and a trip to the Royal College of Music in London.

He later moved to the United States, and hadn't been heard of again for 20 years. Until now.

James Bhemgee 2

Bhemgee made a surprise appearance at the auditions for SA's Got Talent and steadily worked his way through the various rounds until his appearance in the finale.

The only serious competition he faced was from police constable Madalene Abrahams (32) from Strand in Cape Town, whose elegant white gown was a far cry from her rough-and-ready day job uniform.

As judge Ian von Memerty pointed out: criminals are going to be queuing up to get arrested by her.

It was Bhemgee, however, who won the hearts, votes and a quarter of a million big ones, completing his extraordinary comeback from the entertainment wilderness.

James told TVSA after the show that he intends to spend his money on buying a house.

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Reply from: TVMAN2010 Friday, October 29, 2010 03:38 AM
Hey made Cape Town Proud www.jamesbhemgee.com   www.jamesbhemgee.co.za
Reply from: MAGNET2DISASTER Friday, October 29, 2010 07:11 AM
congrats james,even though i missed my fav soapie to watch sagt
Reply from: sibuuu Friday, October 29, 2010 07:49 AM
congrats you deserve to win, you so talented.
Reply from: lejazz Friday, October 29, 2010 07:57 AM
Congrats James!! Wow the competition was so stiff and tight yerrr...I could not decided who to put my vote on because the guys and girl(s) were fabulous and outstanding.Mady with the nightingale melody just blew me away with "I will always love you".....and the Tembisa Revolution dudes were sizzling....not to mention the rendition of "If ain't got you" by red hot vocalist Niyaaz....please bloggers is Niyaaz a girl or a boy??? I could not make head or tail of Niyaaz's gender............................
Reply from: u4me Friday, October 29, 2010 08:00 AM
the show was FANTASTIC, its a pity there must be only one winner. but i believe other groups were winners in their own right. i cant wait for the new season to come. Tembisa Revolution, they were awesome,witty and proactive. i am proudly south african because of the talents showcased
Reply from: Zah000 Friday, October 29, 2010 08:31 AM
the show's over already?? Never watched a single episode
Reply from: Nikki777 Friday, October 29, 2010 08:33 AM
SA's got Talent was truly awesome this year and James definately desrved to win.  He was the best of the best.  
However i have one grip about the voting process.  I voted twice and was charged R40.00 for the 2 sms's!  WTF.  SMS's were suppose to be charged at R2.00 each.  Who can i contact regarding this day light robbery.  If anybody knows, please direct me towards the correct party.  I suggest whoever else voted check their statements too.  This is definately not cool and false advertising !!!!!
Reply from: ziggi Friday, October 29, 2010 09:08 AM

Congrats James! He really did desreve to win. Infact all the finalists deserved to be there.
@Nikki777 phone for service provider, they should will give you credit back.Thats what they did to me on SYTYCD but I never picked it up until I got credit back.

Reply from: ziggi Friday, October 29, 2010 09:08 AM
Reply from: ziggi Friday, October 29, 2010 09:13 AM
Oh my word!Whats wrong with me? Meant THEY WILL give you credit back. Blame it PMS lol...
Reply from: Cheesa Friday, October 29, 2010 09:23 AM
CONGRATS to James he deserved to win. The competition was so tough they were all best. I loved Niyaaz as well as Mady. I wouldn't have mind if Niyaaz or Mady won as much as I am happy that James won. They were all great. I wish Niyaaz and Mady get a recording deal with a recognisable company not one of those upcoming recording stables. The one thats going to market and promote them very well so they can be big in the SA music industry. All the best to them!
Reply from: makisto Friday, October 29, 2010 09:31 AM
I never watched a single episode of this show but only watched last night's reults finale just after Muvhango. Congrats to the winner lolest.
Reply from: ladyjay Friday, October 29, 2010 09:44 AM

South Africa really has a lot of talent after watching this show I believe that we in Mzansi are gifted and Congradulations to the winner. They all made me HAPPY OVERDOSE.......

Reply from: Tazteeq Friday, October 29, 2010 11:57 AM
i did not even know the show was on til i saw endless fb updates about it!
Reply from: pele Friday, October 29, 2010 13:17 PM
All teh best Mr. Bhamjee, i voted for you too.
Reply from: Ursula Candasamy Friday, October 29, 2010 15:07 PM
James, you are awesome and I sincerely hope you can come and perform for us in Port Elizabeth. www.visionsanddecisions.co.za
Reply from: tizoz Friday, October 29, 2010 15:15 PM
Reply from: Zah000 Friday, October 29, 2010 08:31 AM

the show's over already?? Never watched a single episode

Same here, I dont know if it's just me but the SA version seems kinda shorter than the intl version?? at the same time I wouldnt know cause I dont watch either.....
Reply from: PruLuv Monday, November 01, 2010 14:44 PM

I'm also guilty. I knew the show was gonna be on our screens, I can't believe it's over. i didn't even catch 1 episode. Eish...

Reply from: PruLuv Monday, November 01, 2010 14:44 PM

I'm also guilty. I knew the show was gonna be on our screens, I can't believe it's over. I didn't even catch 1 episode. Eish...

Reply from: cindirella Tuesday, November 02, 2010 12:34 PM
congrats james u did ur best tho it was the toughest competition.cant blv that i had to google to find out the winner coz wen it wz to announced,electricity went off.

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