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Team Kahn and Team Karen to perform at the first live showstopper this week Sunday.

From this week Sunday, The Voice SA Season 2 is coming your way live from the state-of-the-art Mosaiek Teatro in Fairland, where this year’s incredible talent will have to sing for South Africa’s vote. This week, the teams of coaches Karen Zoid and Kahn Morbee will take to the stage to wow the public. Each of these teams now has four members, but only two of them will remain in the game after their performances on Sunday. 

“We promised that this year’s live shows will be bigger and better - and Sunday’s show is bound to knock your socks off,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “The set is absolutely spectacular, the audience will be more than triple the size, the phenomenal talent is ready to give it their all, and some of SA’s most popular music acts will join them each week.”

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The electronic band Goodluck, which has been the opening act for Pharrel Williams’ SA tour, and is currently enthralling the world with their truly African modern sound, as well as singer-songwriter Connell Cruise will set the scene for the first spectacular live show.

The members of both Karen and Kahn’s teams have chosen their songs carefully in order to rake in the public’s votes. 

Kahn’s eclectic team have an equally assorted line-up of songs that they’ll be performing on the night. Alternative, raspy-voiced Freddy Lalendle, 23, from Durban will stray from his usual rocker roots by performing the emotional Labrinth ballad Jealous. After larger-than-life comedian Fatman, 40, from Bela Bela wowed the coaches in his Knock-Out performance with an Afrikaans classic, he will be sticking to this winning recipe in the first live show by performing the Kurt Darren hit Kaptein. Soulful Information Systems graduate Zee Gqamana, 23, from Grahamstown will be performing Allesia Cara’s equally poignant Scars to Your Beautiful, while Capetonian Economics graduate-turned singer Craig Lucas, 23, will show off his giant pop vocals with the Killers anthem Human.

#TeamKaren’s top four talent will also be whipping out some chart-topping favourites in their attempt to woo the South African public. Stylish Lindo Sithole, 23, from Pietermaritzburg will no doubt showcase some of his signature dance moves when he performs Bruno Mars24K Magic, while Samantha Leonard, 24, from Kimberly will showcase her impressive vocal range with the Enrique Iglesias hit Hero. Worship leader PJ Pretorius, 26, from Secunda will mix things up with a dose of Shania Twain’s You’re Still the One and Amanda Faku, 23, from Port Elizabeth will step out of her more traditional R'n'B comfort zone with Kings of Leon’s rocking sing-a-long hit Use Somebody.

Each coach will only have one opportunity to save one member of their team this season, and they have to exercise their save in the first round. Thereafter, the public will decide which team members from both teams they choose to save with their votes. Voting for #TeamKahn and #TeamKaren’s talent will open directly after the show at 19:00, and will close on Tuesday 23 May at 22:00. Tickets for The Voice SA live shows are available from Computicket.

The Voice South Africa, sponsored by Dialdirect, is broadcast every Sunday night on M-Net channel 101 at 17:30 and every Monday night at 18:00 on M-Net City channel 115.

Viewers can also visit www.mnet.tv/thevoice to watch exclusive interviews with the coaches and talent, and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @VoiceSA / #TheVoiceSA or on the official “Voice SA” Facebook page. You can also download The Voice SA app today for exclusive show-related games and special features.

The Voice SA first live show: Sunday 21 May at 17:30 or watch it on M-Net City (DStv Channel 115 - also available on DStv Compact) every Tuesday available at 15:30 and Sunday mornings at 09:00.