Golden Buzzer Stars
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They lit up stages across the world with Golden Buzzer-winning performances, made Simon Cowell tear up and gave us all something to root for. Now, they’re uniting on one stage, on home soil.


Johannesburg, South Africa (07 August, 2023) — The Mandela at Joburg Theatre will soon light up in gold as Golden Buzzer Stars that brought so much pride to South Africa unite for the first time on the same stage.

Musa Motha, Belinda Davids and the Mzansi Youth Choir all won over crowds and judges around the world respectively and collectively earlier this year on various ‘Got Talent’ stages. In case you missed the magic, here’s a recap:

Musa Motha

Musa Motha kick-started Golden Buzzer season on Britain’s Got Talent. The cancer survivor’s audition was equally emotive and inspiring; so much so that it earned him a historic golden buzzer.

All the golden buzzer passes (which give acts a beeline to the live shows) had already been given by the time Musa took to the stage, but that didn’t stop the judges from agreeing to make an exception for him.

“This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in all the years on this show. Genuinely. I’ve never ever heard a reaction like that in my life.”—Simon Cowell.

His final performance went on to get a standing ovation like no other.

The Mzansi Youth Choir

The next act on our Golden Buzzer Stars list is the Mzansi Youth Choir who touched hearts (and tugged on Judges’ tears) on the America’s Got Talent stage.

The audience loved the rendition of Nightbirde’s “It’s Ok” so much, they gave the Mzansi Youth Choir their Golden Buzz of approval after enough applause to be confused with a thunderstorm.

Belinda Davids

Completing the triple-threat streak of golden goodness for South Africa was Belinda Davids who returned to the Got Talent stage to compete against the best-of-the-best performers who either won or wowed at the final stretches of the Got Talent franchise across the world.

Her performance of Whitney Houtston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ earned her (you guessed it) a golden buzzer!

The stars will reunite at the Joburg Theatre for performances on 19 and 20 August, and we can already hear the applause.

Sources: GTG / JCT 
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