Byline: Kelebogile Masemola

27 June 2022

The Singing Star Competition was a competition that searched for the most talented young singers in Soshanguve, Tshwane.

On Friday evening, 24 June 2022, 22 participants from local schools in Soshanguve including Curro Academy Soshanguve, Haakdoorn Primary School and Meetseng Primary School gathered at Tampico Spur at Soshanguve Crossing Mall to take part in the talent competition.

The competition was aimed at bringing families together over great tasting spur meals and entertainment from the young singing stars.

The Public Relations Manager at Spur, Sihle Makama said the competition is about finding the best singers in the community of Soshanguve.

“We sent out entry forms throughout the community and we also went to schools requesting them to give us best singing participants so that they take part in the competition.

So basically it is about finding the best singers in the community and giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent.

We decided to host this competition not only because it is an enjoyable experience for the participants but also it is nice for the family to come out and see their children perform on stage with other people as well cheering on their kids.

It is a perfect bonding experience between parents and children,” said Makama.

Thirteen (13) year old, Ndumiso Maseko from Curro Academy Soshanguve said he learnt about the competition from his teacher and couldn’t afford to miss the opportunity.

“I always knew that there was going to be a time where I would have to perform for people and take out my voice.

I entered because I know I can sing, and I’m happy I proved myself right because I came in third place, next time I’ll make sure I come in first place,” said Maseko.

Second runner up, Asonele Mtontsi who is eleven (11) years old from Meetsing Primary School in Soshanguve Block L said she wanted people to know her.

“I entered the competition because I wanted people to see my talent and know who I am.

My teacher informed us about the competition in class, and we competed so that we can see who the best singers in class are, and that motivated me to enter the competition,” Mtontsi said.

The Winner of the competition, Kutlwano Lesiba, thirteen (13) years old from Curro Academy Soshanguve said he was overjoyed to have come out first place and this has motivated him to go further with his talent.

“I always see celebrities singing and I see myself in them, when I heard about the competition at school I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me.

I have always known that I have a beautiful voice and my family have told me that I can sing but winning this competition has really opened my eyes and I want to see how far I can get with my talent,” said Lesiba.

The prizes for the competition included a R2000 donation to the winning singer’s school, Singing Star Hamper, Spur Voucher amounting to R300 and a certificate.

Second place received a Singing Star Hamper, a R200 spur voucher and a certificate and third place received a R100 spur voucher and a certificate.

“As Tampico Spur we always try to engage ourselves in community competitions, not only do we have the Singing Star Competition available, we have previously hosted the cooking competition and spelling bee competition and there are more competitions that we are planning to host for our Tampico Spur community,” said Makama.