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AnecNote wins SA’s Got Talent 2017!

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Acapella vocal group ‘Anecnote’ walked away as SA’s Got Talent winners for 2017 after a highly contested finale, which saw their fellow-competitors going tooth and nail to impress the public for their votes.

But Anecnote, whose members are all based in Cape Town,  lived up to all expectations in the live finals, which took place at Johannesburg’s Soweto Theatre on Sunday.

Group member Kevin Smuts, 31,  couldn’t believe their victory. “’We’re all in a state of shock, and I don’t think it has quite sunken in yet. At the same time, we’re so excited about the result and want to work super hard to keep the dream alive,” he said.

While his Heathfield born and bred colleague Leah Adams, 25, said: “It was a mixed bowl of emotions (when we won). And the one thing that struck me was that although my mom was not here at the finals, because she was back in Cape Town. I know how proud she was for us to win.

“And it’s a great feeling knowing what she felt. I also want to say thank you to everyone who supported us from the beginning to the finals, and for going forward with us on our journey into the future.”

Commenting on the origin of the group’s name, Adams said: “We were struggling to find a name. We went to Facebook and put the question: ‘If you could give a name (to our group) what would it be’. A mutual friend suggested the name Anecnotes, but we dropped the S at the end.”

Other members of the group are Amy Campbell, 25, Daniel Mambassi, 27, and Morne’ Kahps, 27.

As part of Anecnote’s reward for winning  the annual SA’s Got Talent the group received a cash prize of R500 000 from the E.tv television channel and Samsung technology company.

Runners-up of the competition were ‘Art Of Dance’, who received R50 000,, while third-placed ‘Amazebra’ were awarded R20 000. The two amounts were from Samsung.

Source: IOL

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