New Zealand's Got Talent (series 2)

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New Zealand's Got Talent
Season 2
Broadcast from 9 September (2012-09-09) – 2 December 2012 (2012-12-02)
Judges Rachel Hunter
Jason Kerrison
Ali Campbell
Host(s) Tamati Coffey
Broadcaster TVNZ
Winner
Clara van Wel
Origin Blenheim
Song "Where Do You Find Love?"
Runner-up
Jessie Hillel
Chronology

The second series of New Zealand's Got Talent aired on TV One on 9 September 2012 and ended on 2 December 2012. The series was won by 15-year-old singer-songwriter Clara van Wel from Blenheim who performed her own song "Where Do You Find Love?". 11-year-old singer Jessie Hillel from Wellington was the runner-up, with 17-year-old singer-songwriter Evan Sinton from Auckland in third place.[1]

Contestants competed for the grand prize of NZ$100,000 cash and a 2013 Toyota Corolla car.[2] In addition, winner Clara van Wel was signed to Sony Music New Zealand, with a single of "Where Do You Find Love?" due to be released five days after she was announced the winner, and an album scheduled for February 2013.[3]

In April 2013, Sony Music New Zealand released runner-up Jessie Hillel's full-length debut album With Love, which peaked at number three in the New Zealand Top 40 and number two in the New Zealand Top 20 charts.[4][5]

Background[edit]

In February 2012, Television New Zealand announced it was producing a version of New Zealand's Got Talent, which would screen later in the year on TV One. At the same time New Zealand broadcast funding agency NZ On Air committed to NZ$1.6 million of funding for the production of 14 episodes of 60 minutes each. New Zealand's Got Talent had last screened in 2008 on Prime.[6]

Host and judges[edit]

In April 2012, Breakfast weather presenter Tamati Coffey was announced as the show's host[7] and in June 2012 the show's three judges were named as supermodel Rachel Hunter, Opshop singer-songwriter Jason Kerrison and former UB40 lead singer Ali Campbell.[8]

Auditions[edit]

The initial phase of open auditions was called the Toyota Talent Tour. In May and early June 2012, the show's producers toured around New Zealand towns and cities and held non-televised open auditions, where more than 5000 applicants auditioned. The audition locations were Invercargill, Dunedin, Timaru, Christchurch, Greymouth, Nelson, New Plymouth, Wellington, Napier, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Whangarei and Auckland. The top 200 applicants then went through to the judges auditions.[9][10]

Judges auditions[edit]

The judges auditions took place in Dunedin at the Regent Theatre on 14 and 15 July, in Wellington at the St James Theatre on 21 and 22 July and in Auckland at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on 25–28 July.[11] The first episode aired on 9 September, starting five weeks of audition episodes which included footage from all three audition locations. After the judges auditions, the successful contestants were further reduced down to a group of 30 for the semi-finals.[10] [12]

Semi-finals[edit]

There were six semi-finals, with the first episode broadcast on 14 October. The semi-finals were pre-recorded the Wednesday before broadcast at the City Impact Church in Albany, Auckland. The winners of each week's semi-final were revealed at the beginning of the next week's episode.[13]

Three semi-finalists had also appeared in the semi-finals of the first series of New Zealand's Got Talent in 2008: Andre Vegas and Company, Dogmatic (as Chelsea and Quest) and the All Star Cheerleaders (with a different line-up).

Wildcard[edit]

In addition to the 30 semi-finalists, one wildcard entry was chosen by a public competition. The Head & Shoulders Above the Rest competition was open to any act who had previously auditioned. Acts uploaded a video to the Above the Rest website and were voted on by the public. The top five contestants then performed for the judges, who chose singing act Arihia and Tahu to join the line-up of semi-final 6.[14][15]

Semi-finalists[edit]

Key      Semi-Finalist (lost judges' vote)      Finalist      Winner      Runner up      Third place
Name / name of act Genre Act Age From Semi Position reached
Connor Masseurs Dance Hip hop dancer 15 Wellington 1 Semi-finalist
Ari Laine Singing Singer 23 Wellington 1 Semi-finalist
Andre Vegas and Company Variety act Magicians 29-48 Ngaruawahia, Nelson and Gisborne 1 Semi-finalist
Jessie Hillel Singing Singer 11 Wellington 1 Finalist
Bethany Waugh Solo musician Tin whistle 21 Timaru 1 Semi-finalist
Big Dane Singing Singer 22 Hamilton 1 Finalist
Tawaroa Kawana Solo musician Singer/guitarist 17 Palmerston North 2 Finalist
Chris Olwage Dance Ballet dancer 26 Auckland 2 Semi-finalist
Rosie Roulette Singing Singer 19 Christchurch 2 Semi-finalist
Dogmatic Variety act Dog act 4-60 Rotorua 2 Semi-finalist
Olivia Turner Singing Singer 91 Christchurch 2 Finalist
JGeeks Dance Contemporary kapa haka 19-27 Auckland 3 Finalist
Lili Latham Singing Singer 22 Whakatane 3 Semi-finalist
Monica Orbe Singing Singer 15 Hamilton 3 Semi-finalist
Hitmen Percussion Musicians Percussionists 20 Wellington 3 Semi-finalist
Evan Sinton Solo musician Singer/guitarist 17 Auckland 3 Finalist
Prestige Dance Hip hop dance 21-29 Auckland 4 Semi-finalist
Kale Simpson Solo musician Singer/guitarist 17 Waitara 4 Semi-finalist
William Fairbairn Solo musician Singer/pianist 15 Nelson 4 Semi-finalist
Zane and Degge Variety act Jugglers 19 & 20 Wellington 4 Finalist
Clara van Wel Solo musician Singer/guitarist 14 Blenheim 4 Finalist
All-Star Cheerleaders Variety act Cheerleaders 7-22 Auckland 5 Semi-finalist
Fletcher Oxford Singing Singer 12 Tauranga 5 Finalist
Giancarlo and Masha Dance Salsa dancers 37 & 31 Auckland 5 Semi-finalist
Jack Fraser Singing Singer 20 Invercargill 5 Semi-finalist
Mihirangi Fleming Solo musician Loop musician 29 Waitara 5 Finalist
Alfred the Circus Nerd Variety act Circus performer 16 Waitetuna 6 Semi-finalist
Arihia and Tahu Musicians Singer/guitarist 17 South Auckland 6 Semi-finalist
Dudley Fairbrass Solo musician Singer/guitarist 19 Canterbury 6 Finalist
Limit Break Dance Crew Dance Breakdancing 18-25 Auckland 6 Semi-finalist
Logan Walker Singing Singer 18 Auckland 6 Finalist

Semi-final summary[edit]

Key Crystal Clear app clean.svg Judges' choice Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed out
  Won the public vote
  Won the judges' vote
  Lost the judges' vote

First Semi-Final, Week 1 (14 October)[edit]

Order Contestant Act Judges' choices Finished
Kerrison Hunter Campbell
1 Big Dane Singer Won public vote
2 Andre Vegas and Company Magician Eliminated
3 Connor Massuers Dancer Lost judges vote
4 Ari Laine Singer Eliminated
5 Bethany Waugh Tin Whistle Eliminated
6 Jessie Hillel Singer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Won judges vote

Second Semi-Final, Week 2 (21 October)[edit]

Order Contestant Act Judges' choices Finished
Kerrison Hunter Campbell
1 Tawaroa Kawana Singer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Won judges vote
2 Chris Olwage Ballet dancer Eliminated
3 Rosie Roulette Singer Eliminated
4 Dogmatic Dog act Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Lost judges vote
5 Olivia Turner Singer Won public vote

Third Semi-Final, Week 3 (28 October)[edit]

  • Guest performer: Opshop - "Never Leave Me Again"
Order Contestant Act Judges' choices Finished
Kerrison Hunter Campbell
1 JGeeks Dance group Won public vote
2 Lili Latham Singer Eliminated
3 Monica Orbe Singer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Lost judges vote
4 Hitmen Percussion Percussionists Eliminated
5 Evan Sinton Singer/guitarist Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Won judges vote

Fourth Semi-Final, Week 4 (4 November)[edit]

Order Contestant Act Judges' choices Finished
Kerrison Hunter Campbell
1 Prestige Dance Lost judges vote
2 Kale Simpson Singer/guitarist Eliminated
3 William Fairbairn Singer/pianist Eliminated
4 Zane and Degge Jugglers Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Won judges vote
5 Clara van Wel Singer/guitarist Won public vote

Fifth Semi-Final, Week 5 (11 November)[edit]

Order Contestant Act Judges' choices Finished
Kerrison Hunter Campbell
1 Fletcher Oxford Singer/guitarist Won public vote
2 All-Star Cheerleaders Cheerleaders Lost judges vote
3 Jack Fraser Singer Eliminated
4 Giancarlo and Masha Salsa dancers Eliminated
5 Mihirangi Fleming Loop musician Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Won judges vote

Sixth Semi-Final, Week 6 (18 November)[edit]

Order Contestant Act Judges' choices Finished
Kerrison Hunter Campbell
1 Limit Break Dance Crew Dance Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Eliminated
2 Alfred the Circus Nerd Circus performer Eliminated
3 Logan Walker Singer Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Won judges vote
4 Arihia and Tahu Singing duo Crystal Clear app clean.svg Lost judges vote
5 Dudley Fairbrass Singer/guitarist Won public vote

Grand Final, Week 7 (25 November-2 December)[edit]

The two-hour grand final was broadcast on 25 November with the results show on 2 December.

Artist Order Act Song performed Finished
JGeeks 1 Dance group N/A 4
Fletcher Oxford 2 Singer/guitarist "Forever" (original) 5
Olivia Turner 3 Singer "We'll Meet Again" 8
Logan Walker 4 Singer "Mistletoe" 11
Clara van Wel 5 Singer/guitarist "Where Do You Find Love?" (original) 1
Zane and Degge 6 Jugglers N/A 12
Big Dane 7 Singer "I Will Always Love You" 6
Tawaroa Kawana 8 Singer "When a Man Loves a Woman" 10
Evan Sinton 9 Singer/guitarist "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" 3
Mihirangi Fleming 10 Loop musician Improvisation 7
Dudley Fairbrass 11 Singer/guitarist "The Scientist" 9
Jessie Hillel 12 Singer "Ave Maria" 2

Ratings[edit]

The series consistently rated well, being the most watched show on New Zealand television every week. At the series end, TVNZ revealed it had been the most watched show on New Zealand television in 10 years.[16]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Jessie Hillel Releases Her Debut Album "With Love"". Scoop. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand Top 40 Charts - Jessie Hillel". NZtop40.co.nz. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "'Got talent'? It's New Zealand's turn". NZ Herald. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Tamati's got talent when it comes to hosting". NZ Herald. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "UB40 front man to judge New Zealand's Got Talent". NZ Herald. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
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  10. ^ a b "Talent are thanking their lucky stars". NZ Herald. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "New Zealand's Got Talent". Facebook. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Marie gets the judges' votes - and the push". NZ Herald. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "NEW ZEALAND'S GOT TALENT". Eventopia. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "HEAD & SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST COMPETITION". TVNZ. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
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  16. ^ "NZGT most watched show in 10 years". Stuff. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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