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Roshdene Banner 01 THE 2020 WINNER,
ROSHDENE SAMPSON
from Sandhoek in De Doorns won AGT 2020, our first virtual competition, after knocking the judges' socks off with her special voice!
Echo Media Agt 08 (roshdene)
Jenny (2)
Bradwin (2)
Echo Media Agt 05 A (sivenathi)

agri’s got talent 2020

With her interpretation of Andra Day’s R&B hit “Rise Up” 22-year old general agricultural worker, Roshdene Sampson from Sandhoek Farm, De Doorns, won over judges and fans with her incredible voice.

What makes her story even more special is that Roshdene didn’t enter herself in the competition. Her mother, Maria, entered her voice note without Roshdene knowing about it. When the Agri’s Got Talent team phoned to congratulate her for being part of the Top Ten, Roshdene was flabbergasted.

“I am so proud of myself and really look forward to what is going to happen next. This is the first time that I win a competition,” an overwhelmed Roshdene said. “I am so grateful for AGT and the team, and for everything that they have done for us. In the past weeks I have really developed as a singer and also as a person.”

Jenny Maarman from Diemerskraal, Wellington, was in the second place and incredible rapper Bradwin Jonas, from Rietfontein, outside Ceres, a close third.

The finals were recorded at Goudini Spa, Worcester, and shared with the judging panel and AGT Facebook fandom. The judges were impressed with the contestants’ authentic performances this year.

The Crowd Favourite, according to public vote received via WhatsApp or sms, was Sivenathi Ndzakayi from CRI, Citrus Foundation Block, Uitenhage. Earlier, Sivenathi, said that the competition has changed his life. “I will forever be grateful for this opportunity! I now know that anything is possible.”

Agri’s Got Talent was hosted for the seventh time this year and the goal is to give workers in the citrus, deciduous fruit, table grapes, and wine industries, respectively, the chance to showcase their singing talents!

Entries opened in March 2020 and when the COVID-outbreak followed shortly thereafter, the competition was nearly cancelled. The AGT team, supported by the various sponsors, decided on a format change and pushed through with a “new” mostly digital event.

Contestants were partly coached via cell phones with final training at Goudini Spa. Due to COVID we did not have a Gala Evening and in many ways the contestants were challenged to bring their best game and perform in front of a camera without the support of their fans. We can not be more proud of the 2020 Top 10!

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Echo Media Agt 11 (jacintha)
Echo Media Agt 12 (alicia)
Echo Media Agt 13 (maychen)
Echo Media Agt 14 (navan)
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Agri’s Got Talent 2020 Promo Video

Agri’s Got Talent 2020 Finals

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2020 Top 10

Click on the image to watch each contestant’s interview.

Bradwin Jonas

BRADWIN JONAS

Rietfontein, Ceres
Sivenathi Ndzakiyi

SIVENATHI NDZAKAYI

CRI Citrus Foundation Block, Uitenhage
Alicia Flink

ALICIA FLINK

Haygrove Heaven, Hermanus
Maychen Manuel

MAYCHEN MANUEL

Crispy Farming, Ceres
Eudine Von Voigt

EUDINE VAN VOIGT

Van Loveren, Robertson
Francois Willemse

FRANCOIS WILLEMSE

Rietfontein, Ceres
Jenny Maarman

JENNY MAARMAN

Diemerskraal, Wellington
Roshdene Sampson

ROSHDENE SAMPSON

Sandhoek, De Doorns
Navan Hendricks

NAVAN HENDRICKS

Elandsrivier Boerdery, Ceres
Jacintha September

JACINTHA SEPTEMBER

De Grendel, Cape Town
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