If you want to know one thing about it, it’s that I always wanted to be an MTV VJ. I had aspirations of being a VJ on the hugely popular show, TRL… I mean who didn’t want to interview some of the biggest names in the game, live and direct from Times Square in New York City (only the best city in the world might I add). Sadly, the closest I got to that was actually being an audience member back in 2007 and shortly after the MTV pulled the plug on the show.
The dream of working in NYC is still there and maybe it will be more behind the scenes at MTV, but that’s a side note. If you’re young, funky, fresh and fly and you want to work at MTV Base then here is your chance. The music network is once again embarking on its VJ search and you could be the chosen one. Auditions take place in Umhlanga this weekend and if you think you have what it takes to join the likes of Sizwe, Nomuzi Mabena and many others then head on down to Gateway Theatre of Shopping this Saturday. Full press release below:
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Durban, 9 July 2013: Escape the ordinary this weekend and earn yourself a chance at the big time at the MTV Base VJ Search auditions this weekend. Brought to You By Citroen DS3 Cabrio, and music channel MTV Base (DStv Channel 322), auditions for the 2013 MTV Base VJ Search (#BaseVJSearch) kick off in Umhlanga on Saturday so there’s still plenty of time to hone your presenting skills, brush up on your music knowledge and check that you’re looking your best!
Thousands of young hopefuls are expected to attend the auditions in the Promozone Court, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga, in the hope of becoming the brightest new face of MTV Base. Just a few minutes in front of the MTV Base producers could be all it takes to set you on a path to a dream gig in entertainment: a fantastic job presenting a show on music and youth channel MTV Base, worth over ZAR 500,000. The lucky winner will also drive away in a fabulous DS3 Cabrio, courtesy of Citroën, worth a cool ZAR 315,000.
MTV Base VJ and Spanking New host Nomuzi Mabena will be hosting the auditions in Durban on Saturday 13 July. Initial call backs will be held at the Durban Country Club on 14 July in front of judges Sizwe Dhlomo (@SizweDhlomo), Joey Rasdien (@joeyrasdien) and Gagasi FM’s Zookey Zarling (@ZarlingZookey), who will also be hosting a live OB on Gagasi FM from the auditions. The three Durban qualifiers will be announced on Monday 15 July.
Registration for the MTV Base VJ Search auditions starts from 9:00 am on Saturday 13 July. Applicants are encouraged to be on-site early as auditions will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must be South African residents between the ages of 18-25 with fluent English and no criminal record. Prior presenting or TV experience is not required. Applicants must bring valid ID with them and be available to participate in the elimination phases of the competition between 30 July and 7 August. For full terms and conditions, to download the audition script and to view online submissions, please go to www.mtvbase.com and follow the link to the MTV Base VJ Search microsite. To upload a video entry, please upload a 30 second video clip (.m4v, .mp4 format) to www.mtvbase.com, or send your clip as an attachment or mail a link to your video on YouTube using firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights and funny moments from the MTV Base VJ Search auditions will feature on the weekly TV series 2013 MTV Base VJ Search Brought to you by Citroen DS3 Cabrio which premieres on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Friday 16 August @ 17:00 CAT.
Gagasi FM, Heat, Drum, Hype, The Sowetan and Sunday World are the official media partners of the 2013 MTV Base VJ Search.