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Durban VJ hopefuls feel the heat

Posted by radio On August - 20 - 2013

Judge Sizwe Dhlomo is shaping up into the new Simon Cowell of Friday night TV as he sharpens his claws in the MTV Base VJ Search Brought To You By Citroën DS3 Cabrio. The blunt-talking MTV Base star, who himself has been a VJ since 2005, doesn’t mince his words when faced with twenty VJ hopefuls at the Durban callbacks (MTV Base, DStv Channel 322, 23 August at 17:00 CAT).


With MTV Base and Citroën searching high and low for the next VJ for music channel MTV Base, the top 20 candidates from last week’s Durban auditions now have to go through their paces at the Durban Country Club in front of Sizwe (@SizweDhlomo), comedian Joey Rasdien (@joeyrasdien) and Gagasi FM DJ Zookey Zarling (@ZarlingZookey).


Only three candidates are due to make it through to the next stage and this week the judges are testing the Durban candidates’ improve skills, challenging them to write and present their own scripts, and to interview a host of famous faces including “Beyoncé” and “Toya Delazy”, as impersonated hilariously by local comedian Sifiso Nene.


Among the candidates giving their all are identical twins Pretty and Precious, as well as funny chef Big Daddy, electrical engineer Lynton Harvey, singer Tamasha Gambushe and model and radio presenter Wandile Chamane.


Former VJ search winner Nomuzi Mabena hosts the fun-packed programme with her typical brio and light-hearted enthusiasm, rejoicing and commiserating with the VJ hopefuls, and getting the lowdown on the contest from the judges.


At stake in the talent competition is a knockout prize: a fabulous contract with MTV Base worth R500 000, while the winner will drive away in a brand new Citroën DS3 Cabrio worth R315 000. With just a few minutes to show off their skills, these Durban wannabes have to pull out all the stops to impress the MTV Base producers and make it through to the national callbacks…


Tune in MTV Base VJ Search Brought To You By Citroën DS3 Cabrio to find out who makes it through to the next stage and whose hopes and dreams lie on the cutting room floor – at least until next time!


MTV Base and Citroën are offering one anti-ordinary viewer the opportunity to become a #BackSeatVJ and drive away in the awesome Citroën DS3 Cabrio. Each week, watch the show, complete the Twitter challenge, and if you impress the judges you could be selected to go head-to-head in a final #BackSeatVJ showdown for the right to drive away in a Citroën DS3 Cabrio. Start by following @CitroënSA, #BackSeatVJ and visit for the full low-down.

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