Thu 21 Apr 2016, 08:00
Get ready for sixteen sterling performances and the first voting results!
On Sunday 24 April at 17:00, the second batch of 16 singers who won their ferocious battle rounds in The Voice SA – four from each coach – will step up their game live on stage at Sasani Studios in Balfour Park, Johannesburg.
They now have to blow both the coaches and the voting public away with electrifying performances. Karen Zoid, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Lira and Kahn Morbee will each save one of their team members and thereafter it’s up to fans to decide who the second “save” of the night will be.
In the meantime, the 12 talented vocalists who were not picked by their coaches last week will be waiting anxiously to find out which of them will continue their journey on the show. The one with the most of the public’s votes in each team will proceed to the next round.
The three singers who are hoping to hear the good news in #TeamKahn are Vredendal’s El Clay, 25, singer-songwriter Eden Myrrh, 23, from Pietermaritzburg and the guy with the deep voice whose progress impressed the coaches, Clemour Ngobeni, 24. For #TeamBobby fans will be holding thumbs for songbirds Nolene Olivier, 24, Xanilee Hammond, 20, and Lana Crowster, 28, and in #TeamKaren it will be make or break for Marcel de Almeida, 22, Jono Grayson, 23, and Nadine Sisam, 28. Then it’s still anyone’s guess as to who the voting public favoured from #TeamLira – will it be Meyrand Roux, 28, Busisiwe Multaka, 23, or Robin Pieters, 25?
Voting for The Voice SA opens each week during the live shows and closes on Thursday evenings at 22:00. Viewers can vote via SMS, WeChat, The Voice SA website or mobisite throughout the voting period and on The Voice SA App during the live show. 100 votes per platform are allowed and all the Terms and Conditions are available on www.mnet.tv/thevoice.
The 16 singers who will take to the stage this week are:
#TEAMBOBBY: 21-year-old AFDA student from Pietermaritzburg, Austin Lurring; the 37-year-old hairdresser from Cape Town, Kim Collins; 22-year-old Vernon Barnard from Strand in the Cape, who lost his eyesight at a young age; and 23-year-old bubbly student from Port Elizabeth, Zoë Mtila.
#TEAMKAHN: Francis Bowers, 23, from Melkbosstrand; the classically-trained Johan Anker, 23, from Port Elizabeth who is now a teacher in Johannesburg; the young Lara Gear, 19, from Pretoria; and Prime Zulu, 27, from Durban, who has become known for his emotional performanes.
#TEAMKAREN: 25-year-old Almur Marais from Stilfontein; 24-year-old Mbijana Sibisi from Durban; former back-up singer Thapelo Lekoane, 29, from Alexandra; and industrial psychology student Zaretha Duvenage, 23, Pretoria.
#TEAMLIRA: the Pretoria duo Black Harmony; family man Jeremy Olivier, 41, from Cape Town; Durban’s Jono Johansen, 19; and 28-year-old Sibulele Miti from Cape Town.
In between their performances, The Voice SA’s V-reporter, Stacey Norman, will chat to these performers. The fantastic Mzansi Youth Choir will be back on stage this week too, accompanying various performances.
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 premieres on M-Net 101 on Sunday evenings at 17:00 and is produced for M-Net by AMPN. The series is sponsored by Dialdirect. The show repeats on M-Net 101 on Tuesdays at 14:00; Saturdays at 15:00 and Sundays at 11:00.