Light-weight Tebogo pulled the rug under the feet of the notable My Star 2012 contenders Friday, attracting the hearts of the audience and the judges who had been used to melodious tunes from the highly regarded contenders.
Although their performance earned the nod of the judges as usual, Motswafere, Amantle and Amogelang’s singing did not come close to underdog Tebogo, who sang Westlife’s love song and the task song won the accolades from the judges as the audience looked stunned.
“That was perfect,” indicated Judge Kgomotso Tshwenyego.
“You closed the night. That was by far the best performance,” added DJ Sid, while Master Dee was swept away by “that change…that bridge and sustenance”.
“That was the best performance,” Master Dee shouted to the delight of the young lad.
Previously dominated by a select group of aspiring young ladies, Tebogo added hopes that My Star 2012 musical show could be usurped by their male counterparts, who, for months and months had been influenced by the sensational Motswafere.
Of the nine contestants remaining in the Top 10 line up, four are males whose participation, except Motswafere and Tebogo, hangs in the balance.
Singing R-Kelly’s “World Greatest”, Boikanyo did not move the judges much, let alone Peach whom the judges indicated needed to work a little harder.
As for the ladies, Sharon was a marvel to watch as was Shirley, Amantle and Amogelang.
The only disappointment was Ayanda whose performance was a far cry from the preceding weeks during which he astonishingly excelled.
“Your tone and articulation have been poor,” the judges complained of her on Friday.
Now at the peak of the show, the contenders have to endure the gruesome task of performing a task song – the learning curve of the competition in which the judges compose the song and lyrics for aspirants to create own tunes and embellish the song where necessary for good listenership.
Tebogo excelled in that area.
To market the show and create good rapport with the public, My Star has embarked on a series of tours across the country.
Last week, the show in Francistown was a success with another show expected over the weekend in Moshupa on Saturday.