Botswana: Best of Best Leaves Lasting Impression

| April 4, 2016

By Mooketsi Mojalemotho

Kanye - My Star show has turned out to be a hit with both the young and old.

Consequently, My Star's Best of the Best marks the show's 10th year anniversary from its humble beginnings in 2007 and features 'pioneers' of the show in recognition of their contribution towards the success of the show.

The performance by contestants at Seepapitso Senior Secondary School on Saturday in Kanye made detractors eat humble pie.

Season 10 is leaving to its hype since, as early as 2:30pm fans had lined up and waited with bated breath for the show to begin.

Their countenance said it all, they had resolved to pull out all the stops to watch their stars perform.

Matlhogonolo, Michael and Tlhagiso set the stage alight and wowed the crowd by battling it out during the elimination round that saw Matlhogonolo kiss the show goodbye.

My Star number five contestant, Lazarus had the crowd eating out of the palms of his hands as he belted out Michael Jackson's all time classic, Billy Jeans.

Especially enchanting was his sublime display of the moon walk dance style, made famous in the 80's by the late King of Pop. Lazarus genius on stage wetted fans appetite who at this stage had gone ballistic. He had to come back.

Second to hit the stage was Ramonyai, star number 13, whose pose and attention to detail was a marvel. His rendition of Josh Groban hit song Remember when it rains was seamless.

Wheelchair bound Kabo Matlho stole the show and in the process set the bar beyond reach with a freestyle. Le kae, ke le khete gompieno, ga ke opele were his words before he mesmerised all and sundry with an incredible act. Kayb, as he is affectionately called by his fans, got himself a standing ovation and judges could only shower him with praises.

Judge Kgomotso summed Kaybs brilliance as the "performance of the season."

Her primary concern was whether Kabo, who spotted sunglasses, still had something up his sleeves taking into cognisance the journey to the finale was still a long one to which Kabo affirmed, "I always have something for my people."

Master D agreed with Kgomotso and said Kabo's competence gave credence to the notion that disability is not inability.

He said Kabo's brilliance put paid his conviction that My Star was the right platform to crack open everybody's singing talent notwithstanding their physical condition.

Who can forget Obakeng, known for his penchant for Reggae sounds. There he was, demonstrating to everybody that he has what it takes as he had the crowd sing Tarus Riley's Dream Woman along with him.

To put icing on the cake, My Star's all time darling and most sought after singer, Kitso Selato who came in as a guest artist, wrapped up the show beautifully with a display of vocal prowess and maturity to the delight of the crowd.

"It is indeed a humbling experience to see how far we have come as a country in music circles and particularly intriguing is the fact that My Star, which is a local initiative, is growing from strength to strength," said David Mabothe, former councillor for Marapalalo ward in Kanye.

Twenty-year-old Katlego Tsimako was just too happy to have seen a live performance of the likes of Bianca, Sharon, Star and Ontefetse.

Meanwhile, the Best of the Best finale, according to My Star executive producer, Keabetswe 'Master Dee' Sesinyi, is slated for July 8 at Boipuso hall.

Source: All Africa

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