Slaying Social: #TheVoiceSA

21 February 2017
Topping the trend list again, here’s how Twitter reacted to the latest Blind Auditions!

Channel 24 are quick with The Voice US memes and kicked us off with an amped pic of Pharrell and the caption, “Ready for @VoiceSA like...#TheVoiceSA”. Then it was on to the talent, and after Jeanne-Mari had opted for #TeamBobby and not Lira, the lady herself spoke: “When @bobbyvjaarsveld turned I kinda knew I'd lost this beautiful talent” she wrote – right?!

Lira also weighed in on our next talent, PE’s Zikhona, who confessed to once coming all the way up to Jo’burg from Grahamstown to be in a Lira video. “Aaah this just warmed my heart. And she is SO gorgeous” our coach wrote – pity she didn’t turn... But at least Kahn did! Channel 24 approved too, tweeting, “Such a great audition by Zikhona! So far the talent is [fire] tonight!”

Our co-host Stacey Norman welcomed our first duo of the season, The Massers, posting, “Grab your sibling and start a band, yo! And always cover Fleetwood”. Meanwhile, last season’s runner-up, Gavin Edwards, tweeted some encouragement for Pierre Russouw, who didn’t make it. “Ahhh so sad, @diepeer is a good friend of mine. Keep singing dude” he wrote.

Karen was thrilled when four-turn Armand Joubert chose her, and if fellow coach Bobby was miff he didn’t show it, writing, “Great things come from Witbank @karenzoid - well done on capturing Armand, he’s a #TheVoiceSA contender for sure.” Stacey thought similar about #TeamLira’s Andrew, tweeting, “Guys: Boys II Men on @VoiceSA Andrew serving!”

Stacey’s 947 mate Philicity Reecken just loved Veronique, posting, “@_Veronique_L you made my cry!!! You are a freaking STAR! Thank you.” Veronique herself was super grateful about her success, writing, “Wow! Thank you @karenzoid for this opportunity to work with you! I KNOW I am going to learn so SO much! @VoiceSA what an awesome show!!!”

Then, Amanda. Wow. The reaction to the accountant who’d never performed in public before was riotous. Channel 24 posted a gif of an ecstatic Blake Shelton with the words, “That was the fastest four turn chair on the show ever!” (they even published a story to this effect on Monday). MorneJK chipped in: “Wow! Well done @amandafaku_ ! #TeamLira all the way!!!”

Closing out this week is Gavin Edwards: “Another stellar episode of The @VoiceSA tonight. SA has amazing talent we should all be so proud. What a season so far”. We know!

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.