The Voice South Africa is a South African reality singing competition and local version of The Voice first broadcast as The Voice of Holland. Its first season started on 31st January 2016 on M-Net. The second season started on February 5th, 2017 on the same channel.
One of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent.
Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them.
Talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but only hear the auditioner.
The original coaching panel of the show consists of Kahn Morbee, Lira, Bobby van Jaarsveld, and Karen Zoid.
Lungile Radu and Stacy Norman were the original hosts.
Shortly after the announcement of the production of The Voice South Africa, the panellists were revealed with Kahn Morbee, Lira, Bobby van Jaarsveld, and Karen Zoid as coaches; and Lungile Radu and Stacy Norman as hosts.
The coaching panel and hosts remain unchanged for season 2, which aired in 2017.
On August 29, 2018, M-Net renewed The Voice South Africa for a third season. On 2 November 2018, Anele Mdoda confirmed to become the new host for season 3.
Four days later, it was announced that Riky Rick would become a new coach for the third season, followed by Riana Nel on November 7 and Francois Van Coke on November 9. On November 8, 2018 Lira confirmed to be returning to the show for her third season as coach.
Winners Till Date
Richard Stirton won the first season on 22 May 2016 while Craig Lucas won the season beating fan favorite Josh Ansley
The new Voice of South Africa now holds an honours degree in Finance from the University of Cape Town.
On top of nabbing a coveted record deal from Universal Music South Africa, the last winner of the show Craig Lucas walked off with the following fabulous prizes from The Voice SA sponsors:
- R250 000 in cash from dialdirect;
- From Samsung, a Gear S3 smart watch, a Galaxy S8 smart phone, a Gear VR, a 360 camera, a Gear iconiX set and a 65 inch KS9500 SUHD TV;
- A Subaru Impreza 2.0 Premium CVT;
- R100 000 of fashion from Truworths.
I hope you can figure out the benefits already especially if you stay out outstanding
The Voice South Africa 2019 entries have been opened! The popular music competition on M-Net returns for a third season and is looking for new voices.
Have you been blessed with the voice of an angel? Can you belt out big songs that elicit standing ovations?
Can one hear a pin drop in the audience after you had hit those high notes with perfect pitch?
Then it’s your time to shine! M-Net has confirmed that The Voice South Africa will return for a third season in early 2019.
For those who want to enter the popular feel-good singing contest with its iconic red chairs, there’s no time to waste: The Voice South Africa 2019 entries opened on 29 August 2018 and will close in less than a month’s time – on Sunday, 30 September 2018.
“We know that there are many nightingales, crooners, songbirds and rockers out there who are reacting to the news with songs of joy,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard.
“During the past couple of months, our M-Net social media accounts were inundated with direct messages from performers and fans with a burning desire to take part in The Voice South Africa.
Now the moment has arrived, with the launch of a new season, and we can’t wait to meet the next group of talent whose vocal artistry will swirl the coaches’ chairs around and launch their musical journeys to stardom.”
Unlike many other television singing competitions, there is no upper age limit for The Voice South Africa 2019. Solo singers and duos may enter and the vocalists can gooi it in the genre of their choice – from pop, rock and indie, folk and country to cabaret, opera and blues.
The only musical prerequisite is a dazzling vocal quality. But do take note: to be eligible to enter you have to be a South African citizen over the age of 18 with no existing music contract.
How To Enter
The Voice South Africa 2020 entries
This season, there is only one way to enter The Voice South Africa – via the online entry form on the M-Net website. Once you have logged on to mnet.tv/thevoice, you will go through a quick and easy online audition process.
First, you will be asked to fill in a short application form with a few personal questions and thereafter you have to submit a 90-second long video showcasing your vocal talent.
“Don’t fret too much about the visual aspect of your video,” advises Lombard. “Remember, as the name of this worldwide television hit suggests, it’s all about The Voice.
The selection team only wants to assess the quality, tone and timbre of your vocal chords and get a sense of your performance skills.”
For the video entry, you have to sing the verse and chorus of any song that will show off your vocal prowess. The song may be performed with or without accompaniment. Please note that live videos in front of audiences, music videos or produced singles and tracks will NOT be allowed.
If your online application is successful, you will be contacted by The Voice SA team for a call-back, and who knows, before you can say “do re mi” you will be on The Voice SA stage performing at Season 3’s exhilarating Blind Auditions.
That’s when The Voice SA coaches, four respected and well-known South African musos, listen to the singers, with their iconic red chairs turned away from the stage, basing their decisions purely on what they hear.
In order to fill up their teams, the coaches need to turn their chairs and give themselves quite a testimonial to persuade their selected contestant to choose them as a mentor, if more than one coach turns around.
From there the lucky coach will guide and train the talent through the various stages of the competition, hoping to produce the next Voice of South Africa.
Application has long begun and the competition will premiere on the 29th Of February 2020.