The Jive Culture Shock show ended off in true style with the winners being crowned live on Facebook at the Capetonian Hotel.
The teams were all uitgevat and treated to an evening of glamour and lekker dite.
The event was hosted by Irma G who once again did a fantastic job holding proceedings together.
On the evening the prizes went as follows:
In the category of Afrikaans Moppie, Alchemy Cultural Entertainers walked away with first prize.
The comic was well executed by the voorsinger Imo V, who is definitely maturing in his singing style.
He was confident on the moppie, leading the singpak with conviction and was backed by a group of disciplined singers.
It is undoubtedly the most polished moppie that was performed in the competition and well deserved of the first prize.
The Juvenile Sentimental was a difficult category and was always going to go down to the public because I knew that the judges’ opinion was different to what the klopse community are used to.
In the end, the public voted with what is juvenile sentimental is to them, hence the winner Hats for Africa PSV took the first prize, showing that Culture Shock is not decided by the judges, but by the public, and this is a big plus for the competition as a whole – the voting system.
The people decided who they thought was the best and I think this is a good way to preserve our culture.
The Nederlandslied trophy went to Alchemy, who had by far the best Nederlandslied in the competition, after performing it in the section already.
I knew it would be hard to beat them since they replaced one of the lead singers, who already did a stunning job, with Faeez Abrahams, who with his experience, sultry tone and soft approach to the liedjie was always going to be hard to beat.
It is important to congratulate the singpak who sang difficult harmonies throughout and still managed to make it look easy, so well done manne.
The English Moppie was a tie between Alchemy and PSV.
This made lots of sense although the lead singer TDV had an edge over both lead singers of Alchemy.
On the day it was difficult to call a winner if one took into consideration the overall performances of both teams.
I do think that TDV’s performance on the English Moppie was worthy of the award for most outstanding performer on the Culture Shock stage.
He is blessed with natural talent but is still one of the most hard-working people in the industry and will still be around for a very long time.
In the end, the English Moppie was a tie, after the public vote.
It was definitely not an easy one to call for the judges.
In the end, the crowning moment was left to the Group Song.
And as destiny would have it, the winners were PSV.
The item was mind-blowing and came from the creative bones of Tariq Blignaut.
The performance of the singpak and lead performers were brilliant and one could sense their determination.
Just like in the past at the stadium, the Group song was the deciding factor, however this time not to sway the competition in any direction but to bring it to a tie.
Many were upset because the competition was tied and some felt it can’t end like that.
In my opinion, yes it can because just like in any race, if two runners cross the finish line simultaneously, they are both champions. With that said, Well done Loukmaan Adams on producing and directing this new format of klops and Malay choirs.
It is by far the best put together live stream show and some of your best work.
Congrats to the winners of the Jive Culture Shock kings of klops and Malay choir, Alchemy Cultural Entertainers and Hats for Africa PSV.