After a nationwide audition process and having been put to the test through various challenges in the masterclasses, 10 aspiring presenters have made it to the next round on Presenter Search on 3 as the competition heats up.
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Over the next few weeks, the Top 10 will put their presenting skills to the ultimate test as they vie for a coveted presenting spot on SABC 3’s Top Billing, Expresso and Afternoon Express. Throughout the upcoming episodes, the contestants will be eliminated one by one after a series of tasks until the final three are left who will ultimately get a presenting contract with the SABC for one of the three shows. After a vigorous audition process and educational masterclasses, these are the 10 contestants who have impressed the judges the most and who move onto the next phase of the competition:
From Johannesburg, 28-year old Harmony Katulondi is a model and voice-over artist. He holds a double degree in Economics and Econometrics and his unique smooth voice has earned him work for some of South Africa’s biggest advertising campaigns. His style is influenced by his mother, who has her own fashion label that specialises in African prints. He is fluent in French and enjoys spending time outdoors. “I’m Grateful to God and I feel so blessed to be in the Top 10. It’s an honour to know that the judges see something great in me – something great enough to give me the opportunity to be a potential SABC 3 presenter & ambassador,” Harmony shares. “With all that said, I’m really looking forward to the master classes & going through challenges that will better my craft and improve the gifts and talents that I’ve been blessed with.”
Fun Fact: While Harmony is very involved in fashion and entertainment, he is also a Sunday school teacher.
Born in Botswana, 24-year old Peelo Mookodi is an entertainment entrepreneur with a passion for women empowerment. She obtained her degree in International Relations & Psychology at WITS in Johannesburg. No stranger to the limelight, Peelo has experience as a TV presenter in her home country, having hosted a lifestyle travel show on the national broadcaster, BTV. Peelo is passionate about education and in her spare time enjoys reading and cooking. “My initial reaction to having made it to the Top10 was that of pure joy and relief. With that said this feeling was also very short lived because now it means that the real work begins. Whatever brought me to the Top 10 needs to be the reason I am crowned the winner,” Peelo says. “What I am looking forward to the most about being on the show is meeting all the incredible people that will assist in elevating my career as well as constantly being challenged which will force me to really refine my presenting skills.”
Fun Fact: Peelo has a photographic memory when it comes to memorising number plates.