'Clash of the Choirs' South Africa returns after seven years.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana.
After a seven-year hiatus, Mzansi Magic's much-loved musical competition Clash of the Choirs South Africa is back for season 4. In what promises to be the biggest and best edition yet, the show will bring uplifting harmonies to your Sunday nights when it premieres on Channel 161 on 24 September at 18:00.
Packed with new format twists, the series is hosted by radio personality DJ Sabby and the multitalented Bontle Modiselle. Its award-winning judges are: gospel superstar Dr Tumi; kwaito legend and Drakensberg Boys Choir alumnus Zwai Bala ; and Buhlebendalo, revered for her solo projects as well as her work with The Soil.
"We're excited that the audience favourite Clash of the Choirs South Africa is back after some time away from our screens. It returns refreshed and bolder than before, and we can't wait for our viewers to engage with it and vote for their favourites. Sundays Sisonke on Mzansi Magic – we are the home of entertainment and are proud to continue creating content that our audience loves and resonates with," says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
For the first time ever, all nine provinces are represented – our team of celebrity choirmasters left no voice behind in search of the perfect choir that they would take to Johannesburg. The choirs will go head-to-head as they compete in various musical challenges to claim the incredible R1 million prize money.
In each province, our celebrity choirmasters experienced some hard choices and at times, some tears. The impressive choirmasters are as follows:
- Amapiano superstar Lady Du(East London)
- Acclaimed crooner Vusi Nova(Western Cape)
- SAMA nominee Langa Mavuso (Northern Cape )
- Gospel star Zaza Mokhethi (Free State)
- Superstar singer and TV host HLE (Limpopo)
- Social media celebrity and singer Khanyisa Jaceni(Mpumalanga)
- Award-winning maskandi musician Ntencane(KwaZulu-Natal)
- Superstar producer Prince Kaybee(Gauteng)
- Kwaito legend and TV host Stoan (North West)
In the hunt for South Africa's next superstar choir, the Clash of the Choirs South Africa crew travelled wide, saw many faces and heard memorable voices (some beautiful, some hopeful, and then, of course, the usual shower voices). Individuals and choirs from all walks of life turned up with their best notes – and with good stories and dreams bound to tug at your heartstrings.