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Saturday, January 19, 2013


M-Net's proudly local channel, Mzansi Magic’s brand new reality music show, Clash of the Choirs South Africa, have appointed three experts in South African Music industry to judge the singing competition.

The judging panel constitutes multi-award winning Queen of Gospel, Rebecca Malope, along with Joyous Celebration co-founder Lindelani Mkhize and popular Radio and TV Personality, Anele Mdoda – each of them a music aficionado in their own way - who will monitor the choirs' performance and decide their fate in weekly elimination rounds.

Besides keeping a watchful eye on every note sung, the judges will also be tasked with monitoring each choir's technical ensemble and creativity in executing each musical piece. In essence they will be looking for the most polished and nurtured voices.

With the seven choirs already in place, headed by musical celebrities or Choir Masters, Clash of The Choirs SA is set to be a cut above the rest, unleashing raw and exciting South African choral talent.

The seven Choir Masters travelled to designated provinces to audition up-and-coming amateur choirs. These included 2012 Idols winner Khaya Mthethwa from KwaZulu-Natal.

“We are excited to have such great musicians on board as Judges and Choir Masters. Clash of the Choirs SA will definitely be different and highly entertaining as each and every person brings a unique element to the show,” says Yolisa Phahle, Local Interest Channel Director.

The race for the prize is official, as the celebrity-headed choirs will compete against each other in a nine-week musical bonanza, presented by popular entertainment personality and social media queen, Bonang Matheba.

The top three choirs will compete in the final spectacular live show – where South Africa will vote for their favourite amateur choir. Up for grabs is R500,000 (R250,000 for the charity of their choice and R250,000 for the winning choir). 

Clash of the Choirs SA will debut on January 27 at 17h30 on DStv Channel 161. For more information visit