While Bianca, Kennedy and Elisabeth used to dominate the My Star 2011 extravaganza, the same feat looks destined for Amantle and Motswafere, two female youngsters who on Friday stunned both the audience and the judges alike in this year’s show.
Afraid they would be treated to a lousy show as a horde of contenders continued to disappoint, the judges were left dumbfounded as Amantle set the tone by giving a scintillating performance.
Wearing a casual jean and yellow T-shirt, Amantle gave the audience value for their money with her melodious voice and swift wizardry of dance moves, leaving the crowd asking for more and judges overwhelmed.
“That was the best performance of your life,” applauded judge Master Dee as Kgomotso Tshwenyego was lost for words.
“You set the standard for yourself,” said judge Mpho Morolong. “That was a brilliant performance.”
Singing a fast moving track, Amantle did not falter with her voice, swerving her body and feet at the same time to the rhythm of the song of her choice and keeping the audience on their toes.
Then came along Motswafere who would almost give Amantle a run for her money with her consistent voice and theatrical dance moves which left the judges and the audience torn between the two.
“That was a life time performance,” chipped in Master Dee, while Tshwenyego was for the second time speechless.
“Of all the performances, you have added the cherry on top,” was all Morolong would say.
Still in its embryonic stage, My Star 2012 has not yet reached its peak with the elimination process having just begun.
The brainchild of Master Dee, a musician- cum-mentor, along side DJ Sid, My Star aims to unearth singing talent from youths who are faced with difficulties in life.
Previous winners of the competition have so far made it into the music industry with Bianca, Kitso and others having released their own albums which are currently receiving considerable airplay on local stations and television.
Besides a winner’s prize worth thousands of pula, the winners are treated to the best musical schools abroad to up their talent.