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I Want To Sing Gospel Auditions

Written by Tashi from the blog Tashi's TV on 15 Jul 2008
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The new reality show I Want To Sing Gospel starts on SABC2 on Sunday, 3 August at 20h00 and auditions are wrapped.

Over the past few weeks the show's been searching the major cities and 40-hopefuls have been selected from everywhere. With the first phase over, the finalists are all going to Jozi where they'll be staying in a house to train and compete.

In case you haven't heard how the show's going down: - muso-producer Lindelani Mkhize's judging the show and he's looking to turn someone into the next gospel star.

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The prize: a recording contract with his record label and 100 000.

Cape Town's Crowd

After all the Idols we've been tortured with I've been quizzy to see what's what with the show so I hotfooted it to the Cape Town auditions to scoop for us.

I gathered  pics and footage plus I got the chance to make a dream come true. Besides wanting to be a weather-girl, another longtime ambition of mine's always been to be a singer with a group -  either a backing singer in a group of 3 or in any group.

My thinking is the bonus of groups is that no-one will ever know that I can't sing to save my life.  As you'll see in the vid. - I managed to achieve my goal.

The auditions were held at the City Hall in downtown Cape Town, opposite the parade - that doesn't exist anymore. What happened to it?? It's all just rubble.

The weather was on the side of auditionees - a perfect day tucked between days of blustery-freeze:

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Auditionees outside the audition studio, waitin' for judgement


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Heaven/hell - the audition room

Lindelani spoke to auditionees so quietly no-one knew what their verdict was. They were like: "... um ... am I in or out? ...  ?? Should I stay? ....Should I go? ... ... oookay .. I'm gonna assume I'm out.  Bye. " The result: some classic expressions.

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Gugulethu Mbuku - an impromptu muso who picked up people's songs just after they'd started singing - to give them backing type thing. He just got in tune with them - he did it for everyone except those beyond terrible.

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The bravest soul of all: soundman Uvelile Bangani. Every note uttered by everyone smacked straight into his eardrums first.


Gospel Stars Vid:



(If you find the vid. isn't flowing smoothly: click play, then pause it as soon as it starts to allow it to stream first. Wait a bit and you'll find it'll play smoothly when you re-click play 'cos it's streamed to your computer.)

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Lindelani wheeling and dealing to sign our gospel group - we're "thinking" about it.

PS: The show's being hosted by Thabo Mdluli - didn't spot him - he was in another room doing post-audition interviews.


37 Comments

Mathaz
15 Jul 2008 02:17

I so much love gospel music and i'm such a great singer but i always seem to shy away from this kind of auditions.  Thanks for the video.

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I c

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I c u

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I c u were

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I c u were really

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I c u were really having

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I c u were really having a

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I c u were really having a ball

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:11

Cool video Tash. I c u were really having a ball there.

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:14

Oh my! Askies mense...Dont know what happened there. The auditionees have awesome voices.

Toodecent
15 Jul 2008 05:19

Great work Tahsi........I see the spirit of Gaaaaaad has already invaded one of our own today!

mjj
15 Jul 2008 05:27

I see the spirit of Gaaaaaad has already invaded one of our own today! lol @ TDC. The behind the scenes of this show should be interesting. Gospel singers are not as holy and innocent as they want the public to believe. I hope Aunt Ribs won't be one of the Judges. Tashi where is this house? I want to to go there and install spy cameras

Segololo
15 Jul 2008 05:32

Oh Tashi! u r the best! now i'm really curious abt what other dreams u hv!

carino
15 Jul 2008 05:35

I see a whole lotta familiar faces... Some people you'd never say their names and the word-gospel in the same sentence... ehee..heee.... ////shaking my head in disbelief//// 

Cande
15 Jul 2008 05:39

I want to to go there and install spy cameras

bantu...!

Shadow
15 Jul 2008 05:52

I see the spirit of Gaaaaaad has already invaded one of our own today!
Heheeeeeeee

Ngqesta
15 Jul 2008 06:03

Now these I HAVE to watch.

mjj
15 Jul 2008 07:38

Some people you'd never say their names and the word-gospel in the same sentence @ carino - you see Cande why i say i need to get hidden cameras in that house.

Brown Shuga
20 Jul 2008 13:30

Oh Gaaaad, how did I miss this? I loved Marko's voice! 

LOL @ Tashi...how do you know the song?? I've never heard it! tl tl tl tl tl tl you rock!!!!!!

Brown Shuga
20 Jul 2008 13:33

P.S. I know this is not a "Godly" thing to say but if I were to caption that last pic...

Lindelani: "Wena o tla mphang?"

mjj
20 Jul 2008 15:32

Ubuza inyani nje BS. I got some info on the where-abouts of the house, now i need get the hidden camera and some technician to help me out.

belz
21 Jul 2008 01:36

LOL Tashi!!!

ntsantsa
28 Jul 2008 05:49

I can't wait...this is going to be interesting!!

ntsantsa
28 Jul 2008 06:01

i've heard that these guys they can really sing hey???

carino
23 Oct 2008 04:23

***just looking back...***

cece winans
08 Jun 2009 01:33

i wanne sing gospel

cece winans
08 Jun 2009 01:33

i wanne sing gospel

cradock
04 Aug 2009 11:54

Hi my name is Theresa Stout from Cape Town and I just want to say thank you for a oppotunity for the people in Cape Town I have always stand one side, but this time I want to be part of a experians. I would love a aplication sent to my email please. I want to sing gospel.

cradock
04 Aug 2009 11:57

I want to sing gospel

luleka@tvsa.co.za
17 Aug 2009 14:31

i want to know how to apply for auditions for 2009 Iam staying at Johannesburg

Angelah
08 Jan 2010 13:03

we want to apply for auditions 2010 we staying in

Makangawo
03 Aug 2010 10:24

I'm in Cape town I would like to sing gospel ,I once tried but due to lack of marketing I didn't make it.I would love an application form

terry makananisa
23 Jul 2011 22:56

well i want to too sing but i dont know wer i could go

1111111111
10 Sep 2012 13:19

I'd like to find out when are the next auditions?

MissP84
01 Mar 2013 09:45

Pastry
01 Mar 2013 13:08

40 hopefuls have been selected from everwhere...mara why did we not hear anything about the auditions?

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