Khaby Lame has secured a key spot on Italia’s Got Talent. The social media sensation from Italy with Senegalese origin has the most followers globally on TikTok. According to Variety, he will now participate as a jury member on Italia’s Got Talent.
The precise release date of the new series is uncertain, but Khaby will make an appearance alongside TV star Elettra Lamborghini, the granddaughter of Ferruccio Lamborghini, who established the high-end Italian manufacturer. The judges for the talent show will once again be comedian and YouTuber Frank Matano and television personality Mara Maionchi.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, he initially rose to fame on TikTok. Since then, he has amassed a huge fan base, making him a formidable contender for the competition series.
The first Blavity article on Khaby Lame joining the “Italia’s Got Talent” panel was published. He has dabbled in the world of jurors before. In 2022, he participated in the jury for the Cannes Film Festival’s #TikTokShortFilm. He presently has 154 million followers on TikTok.
Variety stated that tryouts had begun in the southern Italian city of Avellino, which is close to Naples, and that the show will run on Disney+ rather than Sky like prior seasons.