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The Voice SA debut wins viewers over

2016-02-01 10:30

Johannesburg - It’s going to be a battle of note! In the very first episode of The Voice South Africa, coaches Karen Zoid, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Lira and Kahn Morbee were blown away by the exceptional talent – and willing to fight it out to get these great voices onto their teams. 

During this Blind Audition phase of the competition, which stretches over seven episodes, the four coaches sit with their backs to the stage in order to make decisions based on the performers’ vocal ability only. 

Knowing that there are only fourteen places in each of their teams, they then have to press a buzzer to swivel their chairs around if they want the talent in their team. The show’s iconic red chairs made a full circle for seven out of tonight’s ten singers and time and time again the talent faced a conundrum – which coach to choose? 

Each of these singers impressed more than one of the coaches, which meant that Kahn, Bobby, Lira and Karen had to outdo their fellow coaches with a pitch to prove that they would be the perfect coach. 

Lira managed to snatch up two of the singers who all four of the coaches had their eye one, El Clay, 25, from Vredendal in the Western Cape and Jeremy Oliver, 40, from Cape Town.

See Jeremy's audition here:

Another singer for whom all four the chairs turned, Prime Zulu, 27, from Durban, surprised the audience by picking Kahn.

See Prime's audition here: 

Two more singers from KZN, 18-year-old Jessica Martins and 24-year-old Mbijana Sibisi, are in Bobby’s team.

See Mbijana's audition here:

While Team Karen comprises Marcel de Almeida, 24, from Pretoria who was brave enough to perform one of Khan’s songs as well as Thembeka Mnguni, 32, from Durban for whom the legendary rock chick had to fight hard. 

See Thembeka's audition here:

Here's what viewers had to say about the talent so far:

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