Now that SABC 1 have finally sorted out their publicity, we are now able to confirm that the judges for the third season of Rapid Blue's SYTYCD are Harold van Buuren, Lorna Maseko and Themba Nofemele.
Sinazo Yolwa takes over from Sade Giliberti as the host of the show. Her hosting abilities will not be that important during the audition phases, but come the live shows, then she'll need to sparkle. She revealed to us that she loves having fun while presenting, which is why she's doing so well on SABC 1's The Link. Let's hope she has a lot of fun with SYTYCD and that translates to great presenting. (Picture: Sinazo Yolwa Facebook Page)
Harold van Buuren is the mean judge. Always has and always will be. That drawling, almost bored voice of his is irritating, HOWEVER he knows a lot about dancing and when you get over his voice, you pick up fine words of wisdom about dancing. Let's hope that he's not the head judge this season. There really is no need for a head judge in a reality competition show. (Picture: Supplied by Rapid Blue)
Lorna Maseko is a former ballerina, who achieved fame by being the first black ballerina to dance lead in Don Quixote, alongside Andile Ndlovu. She's since swopped the dance floor for TV presenting and she's doing rather well for herself on Top Billing. It's going to be interesting seeing how she transitions to be a judge on SYTYCD and whether she'll be afraid to speak her mind. Let's hope she's not going to try too hard to be the 'nice' judge. Didi Moses was tough and since Lorna is 'replacing' her, we will need her to be tough too. (Picture: Diva's Inc Online Magazine)
Themba Nofemele was a surprising addition to the judges table. Few even know that he's a professional dancer. He's well known as an actor on SABC 2's Muvhango, where he plays the insecure businessman, Rantumeng Mokoena. Now that we think about it, we've actually never seen Rantumeng in a business meeting or a board meeting. Wonder how the Muvhango writers got away with that. He looks like a tough person to please and we hope that he'll be tough and have interesting comments to make about the dancers. (Picture: SABC 2)
Let's hope the show is a success. The previous seasons were excellent and we hope the contestants are great and the choreographers will think outside the box. With international versions of the show being screened in South Africa, we going to need the local version to step it up and be on the same standard as them.
The show starts this Saturday on SABC 1 at 6.30pm.
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