Finalists Gear up for Catholic Talent Show
A Cape Town parish is preparing for the grand finale of its Churches Got Talent contest.
St Agnes’ parish in Woodstock, which launched Churches Got Talent, held audition rounds last month, open to members of all parishes across Cape Town.
The grand finale, with 16 finalists, will be held on June 3 at the Portuguese Association in Rugby.
All the artists will perform in front of the judges to stand the chance of winning R15000 for themselves and R10000 for their parish or Catholic school.
Co-organiser Octavio Henriques expects a great show from the variety of acts on offer.
Craig Lucas, winner of The Voice South Africa 2017, will be the guest performer at the finale.
Chandre Bouman’s Dream
One finalist is Chandré Bouman, 26, from Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Durbanville, a professional artist-singer, actress, and model. She won the St Agnes category for women over 25.
“I thank the Lord for blessing me. I could not have done it without his help, as well as the help of my parents and every single person who cheered, supported or prayed for me,” she said.
In 2016 Ms Bouman represented South Africa in Florida in the United States at the Applause Rising Talent Showcase for singing, acting, and modelling.
She placed in the Top 5 for the number of call-backs received from Hollywood agents at the show who wish to work professionally with her.
“My dream is to become a Hollywood celebrity,” Ms Bouman said. “I also want to make the world aware of the great talent we have in South Africa and, more importantly, being Catholic, I want to be a good, godly role model for youth.”
Churches Got Talent has no sponsors and depends on ticket sales to cover costs.
“The whole idea behind this show is to unite the different parishes and find amazing talent — and what better year to do that than the year that the Catholic Church celebrates its bicentenary,” Mr Henriques said.
Tickets for the grand finale range from R100-150. No tickets will be sold at the door. To buy tickets, contact Carolina on 076 022-7740 or Octavio on 076 460 0360.