Dzangare wins Harare's Got Talent

HARARE - Classical music singer Molly Dzangare notched up another success for her burgeoning musical career when she was named winner of the 10th annual edition of Harare’s Got Talent on Saturday night.

The Chitungwiza-based singer charmed the audience and judges with her superb soprano voice and took the honours from a field of other singers, dancers, singer-guitarists, instrumentalists, an illusionist and a stand-up comedian.

Youthful singer Panashe Ndlovu came second while dance group Anti-Gravity took the third place.

Dzangare started singing at an early age under the tutelage of her father, and she has sung for some time with the famed Chitungwiza Harmony Singers.

Currently, she is undertaking voice lessons with well-known singer/teacher Lorna Kelly, and has sung several times in recent months with the Heuglin Tenors male singing group.

More than a dozen finalists took part in the show, described by the judges as “the best line-up we have seen to date in Harare’s Got Talent.”

This year’s event took place at a new venue, Theo’s House of Coffees, replacing the former Reps Theatre venue.

Judges included Idols finalist Samantha Tirivacho, Dance Trust of Zimbabwe chairman Tim Garrard, singer Mande Snyman, the Rusike Brothers’ Abby Rusike and MultiChoice Zimbabwe public relations manager Liz Dziva.

Harare’s Got Talent series founder and organiser Stan Higgins praised participants and corporates that supported the annual event.

“Harare’s Got Talent is a free platform for aspiring and current performance talent in Harare and surrounding areas, and aims to be a springboard to visibility and entry into the local arts and entertainment scene.

“We were delighted that MultiChoice Zimbabwe, BrandsAfrica and the Inspired Zimbabwe Foundation, as well as Theo’s House of Coffees gave support to enable the show to take place, and give small tokens of appreciation to the winner and runners-up.

“Since Saturday night, I have had dozens of requests for another edition, so the 11th edition will take place later this year rather than next year, and we will start calling for entries soon,” said Higgins.


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