Swazi actress in X Factor Australia Top 12
MBABANE - Swazis continue to shine with their talents as yet another local young person is making a mark on an international talent show.
Temgazi Tshangase, a 17-year-old model and daughter to once popular gospel star and music producer Thulani Tshangase, is in the top 12 finalists for this year’s X Factor Australia fifth series.
Being part of the series means that the beautiful young woman will be watched by millions of television viewers.
X Factor is an Australian television reality music competition, based on the original UK series, to find new singing talent; the winner of which receives a Sony Music Australia recording contract.
The auditions for the fifth series premiered on Monday with judges who include popular award winning UK musician Ronan Keating and Melanie Brown.
The Swazi girl and her group, Adira~ Belle managed to impress the judges during the auditions where thousands of hopefuls tried their luck hoping to make it to the next stage of the competition.
According to the show’s website, open auditions in front of the show’s producers took place in 14 cities throughout December 2012 and January 2013.
His father, obviously proud of her daughter, confirmed that his daughter informed him about taking part in the competition last year and that he was very proud of her.
“The last time I checked she was in the top 24 so I am very proud that she is now in the top 12. I am very excited and proud of the fact that she always says I am her inspiration,” Ntshangase said.
The last set of auditions, in front of the judges and a live studio audience, were filmed in April while the live shows will go into production in late August.
The young Ntshangase proved that she was destined for success during her memorable feature in renowned actor Simcha Jacobovici’s movie, ‘Exodus Decoded’ in 2006 when she was only 10 years old.
By the time she reached 15 years, she was already captivating a number of Australian ramps as a model.
“X Factor is our first audition we’ve ever done together as a group. In the past I’ve had a number of singing groups. I was inspired by my dad and his singing group and I grew up around a music oriented family. I’ve been chasing this dream for a long time and found these girls last year and we formed Adira~Belle. We haven’t won anything yet but we’re hoping to win this show since its out first big break,” said the young lass through a message she sent yesterday.
Briefly about Temgazi
She is the daughter of Courageous and Redemption group founder, Thulane Ntshangase and Thabisile Xaba-Jele . In 2003, Ntshangase did her primary education at kaZakhali Private School, Khanyisile Private School and S.O.S in Mbabane.
She then left Swaziland for England with her mother and stepfather. She lived there for four and a half years when she auditioned and was casted to feature in the movie, Exodus.
She then moved to Australia where she took an interest in modeling and singing.
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