It has been an exciting week for The Voice SA fans. On Thursday night M-Net’s popular singing competition clinched the SAFTA for Best International Format. Then, during the last episode of Season 2’s Blind Auditions, coaches Bobby van Jaarsveld, Karen Zoid, Lira and Kahn Morbee filled the remaining spots on their teams with more spectacular singers.
“Going into the next rounds, the most pertinent question is: which coach assembled the best team? ” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “There is so much more at stake for the coaches this season. By M-Net changing the format and giving the public all the say during the live shows, the coaches run the risk of not having a team member in the final. They simply have to make the right decisions throughout the competition. First, during The Battles and thereafter during our new competition phase The Knockouts”.
In the Battle rounds, which will kick off on Sunday 2 April, as The Voice SA is taking a short break on Sunday 26 March due to M-Net’s live broadcast of the Miss South Africa pageant, the four coaches will pair off their team members for grueling duets, after which they can only take one person to The Knockouts.
- Sheldon De St Pern (41) from Durban;
- Michelle Benham (27) from Johannesburg;
- Al Petersen (28) from Cape Town;
- Amanda Faku (23) from Port Elizabeth;
- Andrew Snyders (37) from Cape Town;
- Aston Wylie (24) from Gonubie;
- Bryce MacMillan (28) from Johannesburg;
- Bubbles Mnomiya (23) from Richard’s Bay;
- Jacqueline Tolken (31) from Kempton Park;
- Luke Lovemore (23) from Cape Town;
- Spha Mdlalose (28) from Cape Town; and
- Tender Mavundla (34) from Port Shepstone.
- PJ (26) from Secunda;
- Samantha Landers (30) from Durban;
- Chico (24) from Durban;
- Armand Joubert (21) from eMalahleni;
- Celest Schoeman (28) from Strandfontein;
- Christie Woolmington (20) from Johannesburg;
- Emma Ellis (21) from Port Elizabeth;
- Lindo Sithole (22) from Pietermaritzburg;
- Marissa Petzer (22) from Stilfontein;
- Samantha Leonard (24) from Kimberly;
- Veronique Lalouette (35) from Johannesburg; and
- Duo The Massers – Lillian Masser (33) and John Masser (30).
- Lee Taylor (31) from Pretoria;
- Dylan Pretorius (32) from Pretoria;
- Christy-Lyn Marais (28) from Cape Town;
- Craig Lucas (24) from Cape Town;
- Fatman Brummer (40) from Bela-Bela;
- Freddie Lalendle (23) from Durban;
- Kirby Jo (23) from Cape Town;
- Mia Pretorius (20) from Potgietersrus;
- Monique Hellenberg (33) from Cape Town;
- Sonia Morsner (24) from Vereeniging;
- Zee Gqamana (23) from Port Elizabeth; and the
- Duo Symphony – Charl Esterhuizen (20) and Christopher Mabasa (27) from eMalahleni.
- Dawie de Jager (33) from Pretoria;
- Alex Cavan (23) from Port Elizabeth;
- Anchen Groenewald (19) from Rustenburg;
- Caroline-Grace Brussow (31) from Bloemfontein;
- Chad Jubber (18) from Durban;
- Jean Citto (23) from Cape Town;
- Jeanne-Mari Engelbrecht (29) from Strand;
- John James Janse van Rensburg (18) from Carltonville;
- Josh Ansley (31) from Johannesburg;
- Marco Basson (23) from Van der Bijl Park;
- Meggan Moore (25) from Langebaan; and
- Rick Jansen (18) from Centurion.
Each coach now has 12 talent in their team as the series moves into the Battle rounds of the competition.
The Voice South Africa, sponsored by Dial Direct, is broadcast every Sunday night on M-Net channel 101 at 17:30 and every Monday night at 18:00 on M-Net City channel 115.
Viewers can also visitwww.mnet.tv/thevoice to watch exclusive interviews with the coaches and talent, and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @VoiceSA / #TheVoiceSA or on the official “Voice SA” Facebook page. You can also download The Voice SA app today for exclusive show-related games and special features.