History was made at Athlone Stadium on Saturday when no fewer than 21 klopse teams rocked up for the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association’s competition.
The teams from both Section 1 and 2 competed after last week’s competition had to be cancelled due to extreme windy conditions.
This Saturday, it was a bit chilly with light drizzle, but that did not not dampen the spirits of the thousands of fans who stieked uit to support their teams.
Unfortunately due to some technical issues, the show was delayed as technicians scrambled to fix the poor sound quality.
But the competition was soon back on track as the teams brought their best performances in the categories of Adult Sentimental, English Comic, Female Sentimental, English Combined Chorus and Afrikaans Moppie.
The teams included Exquisite Golden Gate, Bishop Lavis Youth Development, Woodstock Starlites, Cape Town Hawkers, Hip Hop Entertainers, Fabulous Seawinds Entertainers, Original D6 Hanover Minstrels, Juvie Boy Entertainers, West London All Stars, Ohio Carnival TV Stars, Young Tycoons, Posh Vibrants, Extreme Minstrels, Mitchells Plain All Stars, Orient G Stars, D6 Raw, Playaz, Kensington All Stars and Baruch Entertainers.
The teams put their money where their mouth is and brought out the big guns, with Idols Top 3 finalist Michaela Oelofse belting out I Rise Up in the Female Sentimental for Exquisite Golden Gate.
Season 1 finalist of The Voice SA, Celeste Schoeman represented Mitchells Plain All Stars in the Female Sentimental, Craig Jordaan of Idols Season 15 sang the Adult Sentimental for Ohio Carnival TV Stars, and Robin Pieters, singing Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing in the Adult Sentimental category for D6 Raw, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
Unfortunately three teams, Baruch, Juvie Boys and West London All Stars, didn’t get to perform due to time constraints.
Director of the KKKA Muneeb Gambeno said: “We unfortunately couldn’t keep up with the time schedule because of the technical difficulties experienced, so we have to go back to the drawing board and try to work around the remaining three teams who couldn’t perform.”