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NZ's Got Talent Finalists

Olivia Turner and Tawaroa Kawana through to Grand Final of New Zealand's Got Talent
Embargoed until 8.35pm, Sunday 28th October 2012

Christchurch nonagenarian Olivia Turner and Sonny Bill Williams look-alike, Tawaroa Kawana have been named as the second semi-finalists to go through to the Grand Final of TV ONE’s New Zealand’s Got Talent.

91-year-old Turner was the most popular contestant with the voting public after her performance of the Frank Sinatra classic, ‘My Way’ in last week’s semi-final episode.

The judges’ favourite, Palmerston North teenager Kawana is also through to the Grand Final, after accompanying himself on piano and singing John Legend’s ‘So High’.

In total 12 acts, as voted for by the public and New Zealand’s Got Talent judges Jason Kerrison, Rachel Hunter and Ali Campbell will take part in the Grand Final, a two-hour special to be screened on Sunday, 25th November on TV ONE.

Tonight a further five acts were announced for the next semi-final episode of the top-rating talent show.

Pioneering hip hoppers, the all-male Prestige dance crew blew the cobwebs away with a routine Chris Brown would be proud to call his own.

Waitara teenager Kale Simpson’s powerful original ballad about young love and the pain of breaking up struck the right note with the judges.

Brothers Zane and Degge threw out the rule book with a high energy juggling routine and a loaf of bread.

Blenheim schoolgirl Clara van Wel sang her own composition and was deemed “a serious talent” by Ali Campbell.

And Jerry Lee Lewis fan, 15-year-old William Fairbairn proved he had talent to burn with a rollicking rendition of ‘Great Balls of Fire.’

The five new semi-finalists will perform for the judges again in next week’s episode of New Zealand’s Got Talent, when viewers will be able to text vote for their favourites and the results of tonight’s show will also be revealed.

New Zealand’s Got Talent, Sunday at 7.30 pm on TV ONE
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