SABC 1 Auditions: The Sing-Off coming to SA!


The_Sing-Off_Official_LogoSABC1’s landed the South African rights to the fantabulous international reality competition The Sing-Off.

And the search for a capella singers is on.

If you’ve seen the series, you’ll know that it stars a capella groups who go head-to-head in sing-offs and that the results are splendid.

If you’re in such a group – or can organise one pronto – here’s how to audition:

Audition dates and venues

Johannesburg: 14 and 15 March 2015
Venue:The Soweto Hotel Cnr Union Ave & Main Rd, @ The Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication, Kliptown, Soweto (Freedom Square)
Times: Saturday 14 March 2015: 09h00 to 19h00; Sunday 15 March 2015: 09h00 to 17h00

Polokwane: 16 and 17 March 2015
Venue: The Library Gardens Auditorium. 71 Hans van Rensburg street C/O Grobler Street, Polokwane
Times: Monday 16 March 2015: 14h00 – 19h00; Tuesday 17 March 2015: 09h00 to 19h00

Cape Town: 21 and 22 March 2015
Venue: City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town
Times: Saturday 21 March 2015: 09h00 to 19h00, Sunday 22 March 2015: 09h00 to 19h00

Port Elizabeth: 25 and 26 March 2015
Venue: The Savoy Theatre and Conference Centre. cnr Diaz Road and Stirk Road, Port Elizabeth.
Times: Wednesday 25 March 2015: 14h00 to 19h00; Thursday 26 March 2015: 09h00 to 19h00

Durban: 28 and 29 March 2015
Venue: The Play House: 29 Anton Lembede Street, Durban
Times: Saturday 28 March 2015: 09h00 to 19h00; Sunday 29 March 2015: 09h00 to 19h00

What you need to prepare

Prepare three vocal performances – no longer than three minutes each. Groups might not perform all songs but should be prepared.
Song choices can include:
– Local song – current popular
– Local song – classic
– Own composition
– International popular pong
Two of the songs must be recognizable popular cover songs.
Medleys are allowed but should be no longer than three minutes.
ALL musical styles are accepted.
Choreography, creativity and dress are encouraged to enhance your performance.
Instruments and backing tracks are NOT allowed.
Beatboxing and all vocal sounds are encouraged.

Audition must-knows

Microphones will be provided at the auditions.
Groups must be no bigger than 5 members.
Each member of the group needs to be 18 or older.
Each member must take a copy of a valid ID with them.

Tips from the production

Sing and audition with what you know well.
Be creative with your music, interpretations and arrangements. Don’t be afraid to make the music your own.
Come in with an identity for your group that defines you from the others – a unique name, sound and look.
If you are not a part of a group, come through and make a group at the auditions.
Keep your key or note close by – use your pitching fork, tuner or even cellphone so you hit the right note for your audition
Come in hard with your best song.
Put variation into your performance.
Bring something to eat or drink to the auditions. You may have to wait a bit.

Entry forms

You can enter by filling in the online entry form here or you can enter at the venue on the day.

Competition rules and conditions

You’ll find the rules, terms and conditions here.



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