Last week’s episode of The Voice South Africa ended in a crescendo of tears as coach Bobby van Jaarsveld went on his knees to beg a truly inspirational talent – 22-year old Vernon Barnard, who lost his sight at the age of 6 – to join his team. This week, the country’s new feel-good singing contest continues with more soul-stirring performances and surprise acts.
“Be sure you’re tuned in right from the start, at 17:30 on Sunday,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “Some of the early performances deliver goose-bump moments that are bound to have South Africa talking again. To top it off, the four coaches employ all sorts of tricks and debating skills to persuade the outstanding singers to pick them as their mentors. This week even more than before, as they strongly believe that they might bag – or lose – the winner of the competition.”
This Sunday’s performers include a variety of singers from all ages and backgrounds. Viewers can look forward to seeing and hearing magnificent rough diamonds from small towns and dusty villages with big dreams of conquering the local music industry, as well as some polished gems with years of experience as vocalists. There are also some brave song choices in different genres and languages, and even a popular number from the repertoire of one of the coaches.
Unfortunately, there are only a few spots left in teams Karen Zoid, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Kahn Morbee and Lira, which results in several conundrums, loads of tension and some bitter disappointments.
Herewith, the latest team stats:
#TeamBobby: Vernon Barnard, Zoe Mtila, Chris Werge, Kim Collins, Gavin Edwards, Chanel Davids, Xanilee Hammond, Abel Knobel, Lana Crowster, Jessica Martins and Mbijana Sibisi – 3 spots left.
#TeamKahn: Justin Swallow, Lara Gear, Francis Bowers, Michelle Moodie, Richard Stirton, Clemour Ngobeni, Johan Anker, Eden Myrrh, Zé and Prime Zulu – 4 spots left.
#TeamKaren: Tracey-Lee Oliver, Jono Grayson, Sofaya Nkosi, Zaretha Duvenhage, Nadine Sisam, Sibongile Sibeko, Nontu X, Tulla Eckart, Thembeka Mnguni and Marcel de Almeida – 4 spots left.
#TeamLira: LuniQue, Sibulele Miti, William Wolf, Lendel Moonsamy, Robin Pieters, Kimberleigh van der Ventel, El Clay, Jeremy Olivier and Austin Lurring – 5 spots left.
For more information about this week’s chosen talent and how the competition works, go to mnet.tv/thevoice. Also remember to download The VoiceSA app on Android or iOS to play real-time games and stay up to speed with the latest news about the show.
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.
The Voice South Africa is produced for M-Net by AMPN and is sponsored by Dialdirect.