|Tamarsha Khanyile (Gambushe)|
Last Friday, SABC 1 invited us to the auditions for the presenter of the upcoming Metro FM Music Awards' black carpet. The auditions were held at The Bat Centre and the Top 100 guys and girls had to prove their skills in front of Selimathunzi presenters, Zizo Beda and Lunga Shabalala; Metro FM's Happy Ngidi; Live AMP's Luthando Shosha, Ukhozi FM's Sthandwa Nzuza and SABC 1's Dichaba Phalatse.
The first hour, we sat outside with the contestants and most of them were practicing hard- some very Bonang Matheba and Jeannie D esque, others were very Pearl Thusi and the guys were a mix of Ryan Seacrest and Tbo Touch. And while some were great, most were awful. The sad thing is that most set out to be like these people and they failed dismally.
Those that were good, had that special thing- they were themselves. And that's what set them about from the rest. And that person who impressed, was Tamarsha Khanyile (Gambushe) from Bellair, Durban. She impressed the judges and with the experience she gained when she took part in the MTV Base Presenter Search last year, it's no surprise she was the winner.
Now we hope that she will be excellent on the night- luckily, it's awards season everywhere else in the world and she should be studying ALL red carpet events to see how the pro's do it and then she just needs to add a jot of Tamarsha in it and we'll have a winner!
Oh plus she was featured on Dream Team's Tsekede Remix, so she knows musicians and hopefully she'll forget about nerves and impress us all.