Mon 18 Apr 2016, 11:12
Time to save your favourite vocal talent in M-Net’s The Voice SA.
The Voice SA fans have until Thursday 21 April at 22:00 to vote for the incredible singers who did not receive a “save” from Coaches Karen Zoid, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Lira, and Kahn Morbee during this week’s exhilarating and tense first live show.
After four singers from the remaining eight in each team performed on Sunday, the distressed coaches – who are all in competition with each other to produce the show’s ultimate winner – granted one of the four performers a guaranteed spot in the next round.
Parlotones frontman Kahn Morbee was the first coach under pressure to name his “save” of the evening. He chose Richard Stirton, 22, from Cape Town. Thereafter coach Bobby gave the 37-year-old Gavin Edwards from Johannesburg the green light, while Karen saved the diva from Durban, Thembeka Mnguni, 32. Lira opted for the talent Zoë Modiga, 22, from Pietermaritzburg.
Now, the remaining three performers from each team are hoping to garner gazillions of votes from the public. The one with the most votes in each team will later return to the The Voice SA stage with all of the coaches’ saves to possibly become “The Voice” of South Africa. The talent who are vying for South Africa’s votes are El Clay, Eden Myrr and Clemour from #TeamKahn; Nolene Olivier, Lana Crowster and Xanilee Hammond from #TeamBobby; and Meyrand Roux, Robin Peters and Busisiwe Mutlaka from #TeamLira.
To vote for your favourite voice, SMS the performer’s unique Voting Number to 33692, or vote on the The Voice SA App at a cost of R1.50 per vote. You can also vote on the official website at mnet.tv/thevoice and on Wechat at ID Mnettv. Online and Wechat votes are free but data rates may apply. You may vote up to 100 times on each of these platforms, but do keep in mind that voting on The Voice SA App closes at the end of the Sunday night show –unlike the other platforms on which voting closes on Thursdays at 22:00.
The results of this week’s voting will be announced at the beginning of next week’s live show, during which another 16 performers will do their best to stay in the competition. For all the voting rules and terms and conditions of voting, go to mnet.tv/thevoice.
The Voice SA premieres on M-Net 101 on Sundays at 17:00. From this week, however, M-Net City viewers can also watch the show within the voting period. The Voice SA will be repeated on channel 115 on DStv on Mondays at 19:30.
Herewith a quick summary of Sunday's performances from those who are up for the vote, as well as their voting numbers:
- “The Pride of Vredendal”, 25-year-old El Clay, opened Sunday’s show with Meghan Trainor’s Like I’m Gonna Lose You. “It was nerve-wracking, because I knew we were making history,” coach Kahn admitted later to Green Room host Stacey Norman. El Clay’s voting number for as long as he stays in the competition will be 11.
- The flamboyant Clement “Clemour” Ngobeni, 24, of Midrand, accompanied by the Soweto Youth Choir, gave an epic interpretation of Joan Osbourne’s One of Us. Both Kahn and Karen agreed that Clemour’s performance was even better than his rehearsal. “You were a rock star tonight,” Kahn told his protégé. Clemour’s voting number for as long as he stays in the competition will be 09.
- 24-year-old Eden Myrrh from Cape Town sang Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know. Lira complimented Eden on making a very famous song her own. “You know exactly who you are and what you want to sound like,” Kahn agreed. Eden’s voting number for as long as she stays in the competition will be 10.
- Afrikaans Diva, Nolene Olivier, 25, from Sandton, selected the Lady Antebellum Country anthem Just A Kiss. “I believe in you, and you did very well tonight,” Bobby told his diva in Afrikaans. Nolene’s voting number for as long as she stays in the competition will be 05.
- Xanilee Hammond, 21, from Alberton wowed with Brandi Carlile’s The Story. “Ek is so trots op jou!” Lira praised her. “I had goosebumps everywhere during your performance,” Bobby admitted. “If you could see under these clothes … oh, wait, that’s weird …” Xanilee’s voting number for as long as she stays in the competition will be 07.
- Cape Town powerhouse Lana Crowster, 28, did a little rap with Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing). “Is there anything you can’t do?” host Lungile Radu asked her in amazement. “Diva! Superstar!” Lira exclaimed. “I love your vibe,” Kahn told her. “For me, you are the complete artist ...” Proud Coach Bobby says he always forgets to listen for technique when Lana performs, “Because you just grab attention.” Lana’s voting number for as long as she stays in the competition will be 04.
- Pretoria rocker Marcel De Almeida, 22, paid tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis, with the tender ballad Can’t Help Falling In Love With You. “Great song choice!” Lira raved, as a proud Karen wiped away tears. “I’m deeply, deeply impressed,” she told Marcel. “Dit was pragtig,” she sniffled. Marcel’s voting number for as long as he stays in the competition will be 19.
- Cape Town’s Jonathan Grayson, 23, selected the Dylan classic, Make You Feel My Love to impress his Coach. “I would buy your music,” Lira told him. “This guy can do anything,” Bobby commented, deeply regretful now for not turning for Jono in the Blind auditions. “I think you have a long career ahead of you in music,” said Karen. Jono’s voting number for as long as he stays in the competition will be 18.
- Nadine Sisam, 28, impressed with the massive David Guetta and Sia hit Titanium. Coach Kahn commented on how much Nadine had grown since the auditions. “You’ve turned into this diva that commands attention, respect, and most importantly adoration,” he complimented her. “You are a pop star!” her coach raved. Nadine’s voting number for as long as she stays in the competition will be 21.
- Meyrand Roux, 29, from Brits, took on the Rodriguez classic Sugarman. “My brother, you are born for this!” The Voice SA host Lungile exclaimed. “You are my sugarman!” Coach Lira swooned. Meyrand’s voting number for as long as he stays in the competition will be 29.
- Busisiwe Mutlaka, 23, from Johannesburg, gave a dramatic reindition of the Kelly Clarkson hit Because of You. “I’m so, so proud of you,” said Coach Lira. “You’re amazing, you’re beautiful, and you’re a star. Busi’s voting number for as long as she stays in the competition will be 26.
- And wrapping up the evening’s entertainment on Sunday was Cape Town’s Robin Pieters, 26, risking it all on the Queen classic, Bohemian Rhapsody. “I want the audience to vote for you because you’re compelling to watch,” said Kahn. “It does take guts to do Freddie Mercury but you delivered,” Robin’s Coach told him. “This is you – you’re just all kinds of fabulous!” Robin’s voting number for as long as he stays in the competition will be 30.
Visit mnet.tv/thevoice to stay up to speed with the latest news about the show.
You can also join The Voice SA conversation on “The Voice SA” Facebook page, and via Twitter on @VoiceSA with the hashtag #TheVoiceSA, or use your WeChat account and check in with the ID MNetTV. (But remember that Facebook and Twitter comments do not count as votes!)
The Voice South Africa is produced for M-Net by AMPN and is sponsored by Dialdirect.