Viewers of M-Net’s The Voice SA are in for a singing competition that will raise the bar like never before. The four coaches who will take each other on to produce the country’s next big singing star are Bobby van Jaarsveld, Lira, Karen Zoid and Kahn Morbee. Following announcements on regional radio stations 94.2 Jacaranda FM, East Coast Radio and KFM this morning, Algoa FM followed suit to confirm that the inimitable frontman of The Parlotones will indeed occupy the fourth red chair in the local version of the popular show.
“Kahn’s distinct and distinguished vocal ability made him an obvious choice to lead a team onThe Voice SA,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity Lani Lombard. “We couldn’t have asked for a better line-up of coaches. They are all esteemed artists in their own right, representing a variety of music genres and they’re adamant in ensuring that someone from their team finally nabs the title of The Voice SA. Unlike many other singing competitions, the rivalry between the coaches forms an integral part of the show. We can’t wait to see how they will try to outperform each other with their witty banter and use their skills to shape their performers into superstars.”
As part of The Parlotones, Kahn has travelled the world, extensively performing with the likes of Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, The Cure and Coldplay. The band is of course also known for their many creative ventures, and their formal achievements include a total of six South African Music Awards, four MK awards, two MTV awards, and a host of You, Caxton, FHM and People magazine awards.
If you want to be coached by Khan, or join #TeamLira, #TeamKaren or #TeamBobby, you need to boast amazing vocal abilities, be older than 18, have South African citizenship and go to the countrywide auditions which will commence in October. The auditions are taking place in the following cities on the following dates:
Cape Town – Newlands Stadium on 17 & 18 October;
Durban – Kings Park Rugby Stadium on 25 & 26 October;
Johannesburg – Mark’s Park on 31 October & 01 November.
To skip the long audition queues, you can also submit a You Tube link of you performing a song to mnet.tv/thevoice. The Voice SA‘s selection the team will fast-track some of the best voices on these online audition submissions to the front of the queue.
For more information about The Voice SA auditions, or to find out what the coaches will be looking for, go to mnet.tv/thevoice. You can also join The Voice SA conversation on “The Voice SA” Facebook page, and via Twitter on @VoiceSA using #TheVoiceSA, #Team Bobby, #TeamLira, #TeamKaren and #TeamKahn hashtags.
The Voice SA will be screened exclusively on M-Net 101 from January 2016. It’s produced for M-Net by AMPN and is sponsored by Dialdirect.