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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

South African Virtuoso’s Spellbinding Performance at The Britain’s Got Talent Auditions Earns Him Love and Cheers.


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It’s not everyday that the stage is taken over by an African Opera singer. It is however becoming an everyday thing for South Africans to shake the world stages with their amazing talents. We ought to recall Musa Motha the African dancer who received a golden buzzer for his mind-blowing performance at the BGT auditions last year ultimately leading him to a finish in top5 an absolutely phenomenal right there.

This year, Britain’s Got Talent or BGT as many talent lovers call it had the wonderful honor of witnessing some high-end raw talent and skill firsthand when Innocent Masuku stepped on that stage.

I know, I know, another Mzansi talent taking on the world stage fiercely and doing art some real justice.

The 33-year old put on a show at the auditions and left the crowd spellbound.

After a quick Introduction, he went straight to the main business of the night. Two seconds into his do, the whole crowd went nuts with “SHOCK” the crowd’s faces lit up with a mixture of surprise and awe and later on respect for the man.

He sung is an understatement, Innocent performed Lucio Dalla’s Caruso and made it look so simple whilst he kept a smile on his face and the grin of a winner.

For the judges at the audition, he left them mesmerized and they couldn’t help themselves but to say YES to him. We really need to see more of him in the talent show itself that is for sure. Because what in the Talent was that?

While everyone else said things such as “now that’s talent right there” or just went completely breathless Amanda Holden commented on his performance saying that he was “the best opera singer the show has ever seen”

Still, his powerful and well executed performance left the crowd on their toes for more when he abruptly ended his vocal do with a suspenseful last note. The energy in the room was so high and his heart certainly melted with joy.

The Mzansi talent is doing so well so far and it is looking really good for him. Masuku is expected to proceed into the BGT production having received such amazing feedback and put on such a show of talent and skill.

Of Secunda origin, the Virtuoso has had various musical growth spurts with some of his most notable highlights being his performance in Opera as Crab man in Porgy and Bess in Argentina. And has achieved the Drake Calleja trust recognition.

Masuku is an extremely talented gentleman who has been awarded various merit-based awards and scholarships like The Oppenheimer International Scholarship and the countess of Munster Musical Trust Study Award. These awards have pushed him to high heights in the music realm.

He has made Africa proud again. The continent and all of its diaspora are rooting for and optimistic about what he has to bring to the big BGT stage.

Masuku plays Count Almaviva in Barber of Seville in the English National Opera to which he belongs.

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