It’s the entire point of the Blind Auditions: The coaches sit with their backs to the stage, unable to see the talent performing behind them, so that they’re not influenced by their appearance or stage presence. It is, after all, only about the Voice.
That doesn’t mean that the people appearing on our screens don’t look utterly fabulous — we believe you’ll perform better if you’re wearing an outfit in which you feel comfortable and confident! Everyone looked good, but here are some of the talent that stood out in the last two episodes.
In the very first Blind Auditions, we were slayed by our very first talent: not only did Bubbles “sing the hell out of” Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You”, her bright pink and green printed top clearly conveyed her bubbly personality. Those black velour harem pants and black sneakers rounded off her look perfectly.
Rock chick Marissa Petzer absolutely killed it in a lacy, strappy, tight black dress and intimidating purple stilettoes. The redhead with her giant gold earrings and heels gave us a stellar performance of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”.
Cool dudes Freddy Lalendle from the first Blinds and Lindo Sithole from last week’s episode impressed both the audience and the coaches, and we simply loved their looks. Freddy’s stylish combination of locs, chambray button-up with rolled sleeves, dark skinnies and boots belied his incredible voice; after his performance of Vance Joy’s “Riptide”, Lira said that she was expecting a “60-year-old white guy with a red beard”! For his performance of “Burn Out” by Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Lindo went for old school cool: magenta hat, t-shirt and suspenders, brown trousers and leather shoes.
Also in the second Blind Auditions, Tender Mavundla and Jacqueline Tolken both looked fantastic, even though their outfits couldn’t be more different. For her incredible rendition of Brenda Fassie’s “Vulindlela”, Tender looked the part in her jeans, black leather jacket and colourful beading. Jacqueline’s flowered yellow dress and green earrings perfectly complimented her nightingale voice as she sang Fleetwood Mac’s classic “Dreams”.
Of course, this wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Fatman! From his voice to his bright orange tunic, printed with Afrikaans phrases, everything about him is impressive.
We can’t wait to see what this week’s talent have in store for us.
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