Four girls chosen at Cyborg Girls auditions
MANZINI – Four girls made it during the first Cyborg Girls dance auditions on Saturday.
The girls are Senamile Gumedze (12), Takitsi Mdluli (13), Sthandile Mavimbela and Sbonelelo Shongwe (18). The auditions were held at the Manzini Library on Saturday afternoon and about 11 girls showed for the auditions. The girls were judged on choreography, creativity, presentation, and smile.
The judges were the two Cyborg girls Nobantu Makhathini, Nelsiwe Mdluli and Sita Phakathi. Eight-year-old Lindelwa Nhleko from Mkhulamini who was the youngest said she loved dancing and was hoping to be part of the Cyborg Girls team one day.
The girls who didn’t make it said they were fine with the results but would not stop dancing.
"I am happy for the four girls, it is their turn to shine. Our turn will come and we will be the best dancers too, for now I will be practicing on my own to perfect every move so that when another chance comes I do my best," said 13-year-old Kayise Vilane. The four girls will be called the Cyborg Girls Senior.
This was said by the group’s Manager Thandeka Msibi who said they were disappointed about the number of girls who came for the auditions. She said they were expecting more that 50 young and energetic girls.
"I was not expecting this. The turnout is not what I was looking forward to but we are happy that at least a few came. The four girls will be working and dancing with us in all our shows," she said. She said they were planning to go out to the regions and hold audition there because they know that there are girls who were interested in joining them but couldn’t make it to Manzini because of transport problems.
"It will be wise for us to meet them halfway and that way we will all benefit. We are doing this to keep the Cyborg Girls’ name in existence forever and take even more awards," she said.
The group has been in the industry for eight years. They walked away with the Best Dance group award during the Tihlabani Awards at the Woodlands Conference Hall in Ezulwini in February.
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