Zim Got Talent finals venue changed

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ORGANISERS of the inaugural Zimbabwe Got Talent concert have changed the venue of the grand finale to be held tomorrow.

WINSTONE ANTONIO
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Initially, the finals had been slated for Long Cheng Plaza in Belvedere before being moved to 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare.

The event’s spokesperson, Rumbidzai Matinanga, said they decided to change the venue to pave way for the Chinese Food Festival to be held on Saturday at Long Cheng Plaza.

“The stage is set for the final showdown where the remaining contestants will battle it out for the monetary prizes on offer. The event is for free and we are urging people to come in their numbers and witness Zimbabweans showcasing their different talents,” Matinanga said.

“It is going to be a fun-filled end to an exciting show in its first season which can only get better in the following years.”
About 15 performers will tomorrow battle for honours with the winner walking away $3 000 richer while second and third places stand to pocket $1 500 and $800 respectively.

Some of the participants at the event include Reflex Dance Group, Third Way Dance Group, The Incredibles Dance Group, Sesfikile Dance Group, solo performers Sean James of Dzivaresekwa and poet Rumbidzo Gunduza.

The panel of judges at the event will include musician Leonard Mapfumo, Cindy Munyavi, film maker Edy Ndlovu and local radio personality Nikki.

Zimbabwe Got Talent is a project of Chinese the Federation of Zimbabwe (CFZ) in partnership with ZLG aimed at exposing various talents of different ethnic communities in the country.

“The concert seeks not only to unify the local and Chinese people, but help identify talented people that could be making a living out of their talents, but have not had the opportunity to showcase it,” Matinanga said. “Winners of the concert will get the opportunity to showcase their talent in China at different cultural exchange programmes sharing the stage with some Chinese artistes.”