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Three-year-old DJ wins South Africa's Got Talent

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We honestly can't quite decide how we feel about this.

Three-year-old DJ Arch Jnr has won the final of South Africa's Got Talent, beating five other finalists who now really should take a long hard look at themselves. Mind you, Britain's Got Talent has been won twice by a dog, so at least they lost to a fellow human.

The youngster came to attention in January when his father Glen Hlongwane posted a clip of him DJing in his front room; he then sailed through the first round of SA's Got Talent before winning the final on Sunday night.

However, it has provoked a mixed reaction (literally - lol) online.

While the initial January clip shows the kid generally having a great time, during his final performance he looked generally pretty bewildered, leading to accusations that his father was pushing him to do something he doesn't actually want to do.

In addition, it's highly debatable whether he's actually doing any DJing at all; in the pre-performance clip, his father explains that he sets up the playlists. More to the point, his knob-twisting doesn't seem to make any difference to the sound, and it's not clear that any of the relevant cables are even plugged in round the back (although we can't see his full setup).

Although, to be fair, that's not really something that major level EDM DJs worry about either...

Following his win, his father said: “We are very proud as a family. He surprised us since day one, since January, when [he] ‘broke the internet’ so winning SA’s Got Talent is the cherry on top. The main factor was just for him to go there and express his talent. Only when he is mature enough to understand this then we will try and plan things. For now it’s just education, we will just let him develop as a kid and make sure we are not taking anything away from his childhood.”

He has said that he will only be allowed to play at child-friendly events and that the focus will be on education, which will be made easier by his parents reportedly putting the £25,000 winnings into a trust fund to help pay for his school and to improve their living conditions.

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