Lira and Bobby make a judgement call

From this week Sunday, 21 May, The Voice SA Season 2 is coming your way live from the state-of-the-art Mosaiek Teatro in Fairland, where this year’s incredible talent will have to sing for South Africa’s vote.

This week, the teams of coaches Karen Zoid and Kahn Morbee will take to the stage to wow the public. Each of these teams now has four members, but only two of them will remain in the game after their performances on Sunday.

Phenomenal talent to give it their all

“We promised that this year’s live shows will be bigger and better — and Sunday’s show is bound to knock your socks off,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “The set is absolutely spectacular, the audience will be more than triple the size, the phenomenal talent is ready to give it their all, and some of SA’s most popular music acts will join them each week.” Electronic band, Goodluck, who’s opened for Pharrel Williams’ SA tour, and singer-songwriter Connell Cruise will set the scene for the first bumper live show.

Kahn Morbee’s team of Craig Lucas (24), Freddy Lalendle (23), Zee Gqamana (23) and Fatman (40) The Voice SA
Kahn Morbee’s team of Craig Lucas (24), Freddy Lalendle (23), Zee Gqamana (23) and Fatman (40)

#TeamKaren and #TeamKhan

The members of both Karen and Kahn’s teams have chosen their songs carefully in order to rake in the public’s votes.

Kahn’s eclectic team have an equally assorted line-up of songs that they’ll be performing on the night. Alternative, raspy-voiced Freddy Lalendle (23) from Durban will stray from his usual rocker roots by performing the emotional Labrinth ballad Jealous. After larger-than-life comedian Fatman (40) from Bela Bela wowed the coaches in his Knock-Out performance with an Afrikaans classic, he will be sticking to this winning recipe in the first live show by performing the Kurt Darren hit Kaptein. Soulful Information Systems graduate Zee Gqamana (23) from Grahamstown will be performing Allesia Cara’s equally poignant “Scars to Your Beautiful”, while Capetonian Economics graduate-turned singer Craig Lucas (23) will show off his giant pop vocals with the Killers anthem “Human”.

#TeamKaren’s top four talent will also be whipping out some chart-topping favourites in their attempt to woo the public. Stylish Lindo Sithole (23) from Pietermaritzburg will no doubt showcase some of his signature dance moves when he performs Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, while Samantha Leonard (24) from Kimberly will showcase her impressive vocal range with the Enrique Iglesias hit Hero. Worship leader PJ Pretorius (26) from Secunda will mix things up with a dose of Shania Twain’s You’re Still The One and Amanda Faku (23) from Port Elizabeth will step out of her more traditional R&B comfort zone with Kings of Leon’s rocking sing-a-long hit Use Somebody.

Lira and Bobby van Jaarsveld - The Voice SA Season 2 coaches
The four coaches – Karen Zoid, Khan Morbee, Bobby van Jaarsveld and Lira

Saving one member!

Each coach only has one opportunity to save one member of their team this season, and they have to exercise their save in the first round. The public then decide which members from both teams they choose to save with their votes. Voting for #TeamKahn and #TeamKaren’s talent will open directly after the show at 7pm, and close on Tuesday, 23 May at 10pm.

What: The Voice South Africa first live show, Sun, 21 May, 5.30pm
Broadcasts: Every Sun, M-Net (channel 101) 5.30pm, every Mon, 6pm on M-Net City (channel 115)
Tickets for live shows: www.computicket.co.za
Watch exclusive interviews: www.mnet.tv/thevoice
Social media:  Twitter @VoiceSA / #TheVoiceSA, or official “Voice SA” Facebook
Download: The Voice SA app for exclusive show-related games and special features
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