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
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:
Ace 1: Sisa Hewana, from Port ElizabethAce 2: Mothusi Letlaka, from Durban