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Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Deadline: March 1, 2017

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom plays host to the local auditions for the annual, nationwide Summer Heat Model and Talent Search on March 5, 2017. This will be the second time that Sibaya has provided the stage for this popular national talent search, now in its eighth year.

The Summer Heat Model and Talent Search 2017 audition will be hosted at Sibaya’s Krakatoa Action Bar.  Auditions are by appointment only. Emerging models, singers, dancers and actors have until March 1 to apply to audition. KZN Coastal hopefuls can apply by visiting the website

Entries will be assessed and will be advised by e-mail if they are approved to audition.

At the audition, approved contestant may enter one or more of the individual categories or for a group performance. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a highly informative workshop and a photo shoot. There are no age limitations for any of the singing, dancing, acting or modelling categories. There is no height or other restrictions for models either as Summer Heat is looking for male and female models in all spheres.

Finalists from each regional audition will be invited to participate in a five-day workshop in preparation for the National Summer Heat Gala Final Awards later in the year. Finalists will gain vital workplace information through various workshops, photo shoots and fun team building exercises that allow contestants to become part of the supportive Summer Heat family.

Apart from the opportunity of being selected to represent their province at the Summer Heat Gala Finals, scouts for the International Arts Talent Showcase are present at the auditions to assess the contestants. The select few who stand out will be invited to perform at this showcase where international scout, talent manager and director of ARTS USA, Kim Myers, will be present. Should they impress Myers, they will be invited to represent South Africa in the United States of America. They will be spend two weeks in New York and Orlando, Florida, performing in front of representatives from major international model agencies, casting directors, managers and movie studios from across the globe who are on the hunt for fresh talent. Added to this, every contestant also has the opportunity of being evaluated to audition for potential scholarships to study at the New York Film Academy and other tertiary institutes in the USA and Europe.