The third edition of the long-awaited Harare’s Got Talent show will be staged on Saturday at the Reps Theatre.
The show is a follow-up to the two successful previous editions that saw more than 40 performers (at each edition) presenting their talents in music, dance and theatre among other art genres.
“The show will once again provide a platform for newcomers to the arts and entertainment scene to showcase their talent and get exposure on the local arts scene and even internationally,” said Reps Society secretary Erin Cooper.
Cooper said more than a dozen performers had registered their names and indicated they would be putting on various acts during the third show.
She said Reps Theatre had allowed organisers to use the venue for free and had made the show a fun-filled family event that would be of memorable entertainment value.
“Harare’s Got Talent 3 will be yet another opportunity for audiences to be reminded of just how much genuine talent there is in Harare, especially among young people,” said Cooper.
She said it gave the performers a chance to showcase their capabilities and possibly get their careers off to a promising start.
Cooper said a panel of judges would provide feedback on the performances and would select an overall winner and two runners-up.
“At this week’s show we will have a previous winner, Kirby Chipembere, performing and showing the audience how he has grown artistically since winning the competition.
“Patrick Barrett, a local singer now being trained in the United Kingdom, will give a guest performance.”
The winners of the first two editions were dance teacher Ketan Nagar, who fronted a dance trio called Mumbai Jackson and singer Kirby Chipembere.
Dance outfit High Definition were the first runners-up in last year’s competition.