AHEAD of the much-anticipated finale of the Miss South Africa pageant, an exciting line-up of musicians have been announced to perform at the glittering event.

The Ndlovu Youth Choir, Ntokozo Mbambo and Zakes Bantwini are some of the local artists that are set to entertain the audience on Saturday, 16 October.

Speaking about this exciting opportunity, Ndlovu Youth Choir manager said it will be a magical evening.

“The choir will perform three songs at the Miss South Africa pageant, two originals and a cover version of a song that featured in the movie The Greatest Showman. All the songs have powerful, uplifting messages that speak about overcoming adversity and believing in your dreams. Hopefully these themes resonate with all the Miss South Africa finalists and give them confidence and courage on their big night,” he said.

“The choir members are excited and honoured to be part of such a glamorous and prestigious event. They plan to sing their hearts out and will be cheering loudly when the eventual winner is crowned,” he said.

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Gospel singer Ntokozo Mbambo said she is looking forward to doing a duet with the choir of young musicians.

“We are collaborating on a song that is outside my usual genre of gospel. But I am well aware of its inspirational and aspirational message, so I’m all for it. The pageant itself is something I have been following, more so in recent years. I think we’ve come a long way as women in South Africa and to be able to celebrate what makes us African, beautiful and feminine is a beautiful thing. I look forward to seeing all the girls and I wish them nothing but success whether or not they wear the crown.”

Miss South Africa 2021 will be crowned at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town. The event will be screened live from 5pm on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).