Showville – Talent competition


17 September 2015


Fouriesburg is playing host to SABC 2’s brand new Variety Talent Show : Showville.

Everybody dreams of becoming a star and basking in their fifteen minutes of fame. Every town has a story and every town has a star. Showville is coming to town to make dreams come true.

SHOWVILLE is South Africa’s small-town variety talent competition where two iconic hosts visit a different town each week selecting four finalists whose unique performances are put to a town vote to decide who walks away with R10, 000 cash and the glory of newfound fame. People living within a 50km radius of the venue are allowed to enter the competition.

Hosting the series are two award winning performers: TV star, comedian and record-breaking winner of South Africa’s “Strictly Come Dancing” Series, Rob van Vuuren; along with dancer, choreographer, and star in local dance movie “Hear Me Move”, Bontle Modiselle. They will be spending time with each town’s short listed four finalists, mentoring and coaching them, in preparation for the big show-off talent evening.

The production will take place from Monday, 28 September to Wednesday, 30 September, with most of it being filled and playing out at the Fouriesburg Town Hall.

Day One, sees Rob and Bontle host open auditions at the Town Hall. Any and every type of performer is welcome to show their stuff and tell their story. At the end of the day, the hosts will select the four acts they feel will put on the best show for the town. These are The Finalists.

On Day Two – the Coaches mentor each finalist in preparation for the big ‘show-off’ talent evening. Filming of the finalists takes place as part of the everyday, normal lives of our finalists as they juggle to rehearse, go to work, spend time with their family and most likely, get all wound up and excited for their moment of fame. The audience will have to collect tickets to watch the Grand Finale from the Town Hall from lunch time onwards on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Day Three is the grand finale, presented at Fouriesburg Town Hall on Wednesday 30 September at 17h30, where, in front of an audience of friends, family and local community, our top four perform their acts and get voted for by their peers as the best Showvile Act of the night. The winner is awarded R10,000 and a glittering trophy signifying that they are their town’s favourite act and Showville’s Town Victor! The audience must please take note: no ticket, no entry.

The Series will be screened on SABC2 each Saturday at 20h00 from 7 November 2015.

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Showville is being produced as a co-production between two of Cape Town’s top TV production companies, Okuhle Media and Cooked in Africa Films.

This first series – comprising 26 one hour episodes – will see the Showville crew visiting towns in the Western Cape, Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal. “We felt it was time to visit places that rarely receive public exposure” commented Greenland.   “The Show is intended to roll out as a nationwide talent search with the hope that our second Series for 2016 will see us travelling to Gauteng and up North.”

Cooked In Africa was Founded in 2003 and is owned and run by South African filmmakers, passionate foodie and local author, Justin Bonello and Peter Gird. Cooked in Africa Films has produced over 21 television series and delivered more than 150 hours of programming across various genres to broadcasters globally. Situated in Cape Town, South Africa, Cooked in Africa Films supports a vertical model, maintaining world class standards and ensuring a consistent and seamless delivery of content to broadcasters and clients. Cooked in Africa are well known for their shows “Ultimate Braai Master” and “Charlies Cake Angels”, their most recent venture besides Showville is the well known international format, “Undercover Boss”, all bearing testament to the company’s longevity and unrivalled ability to produce high quality and original content.

OKUHLE MEDIA is a female-owned, BEE Level 2 compliant production company, their flagship shows are Hectic Nine-9, SABC2’s daily, live youth block since 2007 and the cooking lifestyle shows, Neill Anthony, Private Chef and Sarah Graham Cooks Cape Town. Established in 2003, Okuhle Media has consistently delivered excellent production, marketing and broadcasting services resulting in local and international awards. Amongst these are the Imbongi Award for best production company in the Western Cape, the Premiers Entrepreneurship award in 2014 and a number of SAFTA awards for local and international television shows, since their inception 12 years ago.





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For further information please contact:


Minke Alves – 021 486 2900 or 083 254 2063