The interest which was expressed proved to be substantial with many having dreamed of a live audience or stage performance. The concept was simple: if there was a willingness to perform for a good cause, then I would get behind them (admittedly with a bias towards helping animal organisations).
If I were to give any advice for applicants, it would be to ensure professionalism while at the same time grasp a solid understanding of the criteria. I wish it had been otherwise for many respondents and I do hope that they come across the opportunity again. Just a few of many examples are illustrated below:
Slightly more acceptable:
And lastly, a very cute reply:
I hope to offer my assistance again in the future because South Africa has so much undiscovered musical talent which can be creatively leveraged to benefit everyone involved.