The 10th edition of Harare’s Got Talent takes place this Saturday March 19 and as many as 20 acts are lined up to battle it out at the popular annual showcase for local performers.
This year’s event will be hosted at a new venue, Theo’s House of Coffees at 167 Enterprise Road, Chisipite, instead of the previous Reps Theatre venue, but – as before – the show is open to the public, who can come along to see just some of the wide range of talent that the city has to offer.
A spokesman for the organisers said the acts lined up included singers, dancers, singer-guitarists, an illusionist, a comedian and instrumentalists.
“We stage this show each year to provide a free platform to aspiring and current performers, enabling them to highlight what talents they have,” he said.
“Over the years many of the contestants have gone on to develop careers in the entertainment business, and we are hoping that among the members of the audience will be venue owners and show producers, who can see for themselves just what a wealth of genuine performance talent we have in Harare.
“Members of the public who wish to attend should be at the venue by 6.30pm, and as seating is limited they can do a telephone booking to ensure they have seats; they will need to call 0772 881877.”
MultiChoice Zimbabwe has come forward to provide sponsorship funding to cover costs of staging of the event, while Brands Africa will contribute product for prizes for event winners.
“Participants do not get paid for their participation, nor do they have to pay to be involved, but it gives them a free means of showcasing their talent, and we hope it will be both worthwhile for them and entertaining for the audience,” the spokesman said.
A team of judges will give feedback on each performance and will at the end of the evening select a winner and two runners-up, as a fun means of encouraging excellence on stage. Previous winners have included singers, singing groups, dance groups and comedy acts.