Coach Catch-up

20 January 2017
Here’s what our high profile #TheVoiceSA team leaders have been up to since last season.
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Proving that they’re in The Voice SA’s red hot seats for good reasons, our coach quartet have been super busy since Richard Stirton won the inaugural title in May of 2016.

Miss Lira has been very prominent in the news of late. On Sunday night (15 January) she was the host of M-Net & Friends, performing alongside guests including #TeamLira’s Jeremy Olivier – who she recently collaborated with on the well-received single “Love Back” – Blaque Harmony, Prime Circle’s Ross Learmonth, her season 1 co-coach Nianell and Grammy-winning flautist Wouter Kellerman. Kahn and Bobby have also both hosted their own M-Net & Friends specials.



We went behind the scenes on the show – watch here.

Late in November of last year, Lira revealed on Twitter that she’d recorded an African version of “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s smash-hit animated film ‘Moana’.



She also recorded a video for the sweeping song.

Not to be outdone, Karen Zoid returned to kykNET screens with the fourth season of her award-winning talk show Republiek van Zoid Afrika. As always the show ended with a tune done in tandem with her guests, which included The Voice SA’s Lira, Thembeka Mnguni and Almur Marais; and Lianie May, Riana Nel, Leon Schuster, Joe Foster, Gereformeede Blues Band, Coenie de Villiers and many more. As with previous seasons, these tracks were released on iTunes after the episode, and many went straight to the top of the standings, leading Channel 24 to dub her “the queen of the iTunes charts”.

Coach Bobby van Jaarsveld has also been busy with small screen endeavours. Alongside his also-famous singer sister Karlien, he is starring in a reality show titled In Jou Skoene (In Your Shoes). The show premiered last Wednesday (11 January) and the concept is that the two spend 48 hours in the shoes of someone whose world is completely different from theirs – and then make a difference to those lives.

To commemorate the airing of the show, the siblings have appeared on the cover of the latest issue of Huisgenoot and stopped in at Jacaranda FM to play a revealing game of “never have I ever”.

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Kahn Morbee, who’ll be hoping he can duplicate his win from season 1 this year, also recently teamed up with Jacaranda FM for their Carols By Candlelight concert – alongside Swing City and Lloyd Cele – and even grabbed a ukulele to perform a unique version of “Jingle Bells”!

Additionally he brought us into the New Year with his M-Net & Friends concert, and his band The Parlotones toured Europe, and despite having some equipment (and passports) stolen in Germany, by all accounts it was a tremendous triumph.

We caught up with our coaches on set for a more personal catch-up.

So all of our coaches have been keeping busy with great ventures – now they return to The Voice SA set for another season of spellbinding singing. Tune in from Sunday 29 January at 17:30!

Join The Voice SA conversation on The Voice SA Facebook page, via Twitter on @VoiceSA and @VoiceSA on Instagram using #TheVoiceSA, #TeamBobby, #TeamLira, #TeamKahn and #TeamKaren hashtags. The Voice South Africa is produced for M-Net by AMPN and sponsored by Dialdirect.