The popular Afrikaans talent show is getting to its most exciting phase now. In this week’s episode, the first 10 contestants of the already-brilliant Top 20 will compete for a coveted spot in the Top 10. The audience gets to choose four contestants and then Emo will use his EMO-ticket to give a fifth contestant a second chance. The talent is seriously next level though – how on Earth will he – and the audience – be able to choose?
Get ready for the spotlight in Maak My Famous
Every contestant has a story to tell in South Africa’s hottest new talent show.
“This show is going to blow people away,” promises Emo Adams, co-presenter of Maak My Famous and the brains behind the concept. “There were over 6,000 entries. It’s been overwhelming from beginning to end.”
Emo’s co-presenter is singer Tarryn Lamb, whom he’s known since childhood. “Back then, we were just kids with a dream,” he says.
This talent search differs from others in that the public and audience members who were lucky enough to attend the recordings got to decide who made it through to the next round. “The whole show is about communities whose children have never had the opportunity to showcase their talent,” Emo says.
Joining Emo and Tarryn on the show is media expert and agent Ian Bredenkamp, celeb singer and director Alistair Izobell, who serves as a performance coach, singing coach Nur Abrahams, and musical director Charlton Daniel.