Cape Town – In just a few days the newest reality singing competition The Voice SA will premiere on M-Net (DStv 101).
South Africa is the 60th country in the world to make a local version of the award winning show.
In the run up to the show here are five things you must know!
1. What makes The Voice different from other singing competitions?
There are no judges! The Voice has four coaches whose job it is to nurture the artists in their team and turn them into the next big thing.
2. How does the competition work?
It starts out with "The Blind Auditions". In this round the candidates can't be seen only heard. If the coaches are impressed with someone's voice they will press the "I Want You" button.
The "Battle Rounds" then follow. Each coach pairs two of his/her team members to perform together, then chooses one to advance to the "Live Finale" rounds.
The "Live Finale" rounds is the final phase of the competition. The artists perform in weekly shows where the public can then vote to keep their favourite in the competition. In this round the coaches have the power to save one artist that had not received the public's vote that week.
3. Meet the coaches
The four local coaches are: Soulful songstress Lira, Afrikaans rocker Karen Zoid, local music's blue-eyed boy Bobby van Jaarsveld and Parlotones frontman Kahn Morbee.
Their teams of singers will compete against each other in the local version of the hit reality show.
Get to know the coaches here.
4. The host
Soweto-born actor and presenter, Lungile Radu will be the host of the show. He will be the link between the contestants, viewers and audience.
Lungile talks about his role here:
Stacey Norman is the V-Reporter, the face of the digital platform. She will engage with viewers and the talent in the show, as the fans at home live tweet their comments and messages of support in real time during the live shows.
Stacey talks about her role here:
5. Save the date!
The Voice SA will kick off on Sunday, 31 January at 17:30 on M-Net (DStv 101).
Watch the teaser here:
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