Young Zimbabwean Singer Shines With Britain’s Got Talent Band

Fresh: New Bounce (Mitchell Far Right)

Fresh: New Bounce (Mitchell Far Right)

Mitchell Zhangazha is the latest Zimbabwean to star on a UK reality TV show,following in the footsteps of Makosi Musambasi and Gamu Nhengu, who have both made a mark on British tellies. Mitchell’s band, New Bounce, came third in the UK television talent competition Britain’s Got Talent last Saturday, behind singers Jai McDoweell and Ronan Parke, who came first and second respectively.

New Bounce comprises of three other members, Kuan Fyre, MJ Sanneh and James Anderson. The band’s members’ ages range between 12 and 16, and Mitchell is the oldest member of the band.

When the group auditioned for the competition, they failed to impress the judges with their first song, “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars. However, the judges liked their sound and let them through to the semi finals, after giving them a chance to perfor second choice, “All My Life” by KayCee and Jojo. They were loved by fans and judges all the way through the show. Amanda Holden went on to proclaim that the stellar UK boyband and first runner ups of 2009’s X-Factor.

Fresh: New Bounce (Mitchell Far Right)

Mitchell With The Jacksons

JLS, finally “have some competition.”

Mitchell Zhangaha, who started acting when he was four years old, met his bandmates while playing young Michael in Michael Jackson’s Thriller Live. The group has been together as a group since August 2010.

It seemed as if another controversy was going to brew when it was revealed by the UK Sun tabloid, that Mitchell had once worked for judge Simon Cowell’s company Syco, leading to speculation that the competition might have been fixed. The Sun gave notice to the fact that Cowell had been full of praise for Mitchell and his band.

The Sun reported on 4 June, the day of the final, that Mitchell “was a backing singer and dancer on two videos for X Factor 2005 star Chico Slimani – It’s Chico Time and D.I.S.C.O. – both released on Syco Music.” and that “Mitchell also sang backing vocals in three X Factor episodes, in 2007 and 2009.”
The tabloid, however, went on to print a statement which it said was by a Britain’s Got Talent spokeswoman, who that: “Britain’s Got Talent is open to anyone of any age, be they amateur or professional.”

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