FIRST LOOK: The Voice SA has a new stage

Cape Town – Here’s your first look at the brand new stage set of The Voice South Africa that viewers will see from this Sunday on M-Net (DStv 101) at 17:30 as the singing reality competition show moves to a bigger venue for the first live episode.

From this Sunday The Voice South Africa, will be broadcast from the state-of-the-art Mosaiek Teatro in Fairland, Johannesburg, where the remaining talent will have to sing live for South Africa's votes.

In the first live episode, the 4-person teams of coaches Karen Zoid and Kahn Morbee will compete against each other, with only two of them who will remain in the competition after their performances on Sunday.

The new bigger The Voice SA set comes complete with a dazzling light array, multi-platforms, ramps, steps and walkways and a mezzanine level at the back where the singers will also be performing from.

"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 Lani Lombard, M-Net's head of publicity. 

"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 South Africa's most popular music acts will join them each week."

The electronic band Goodluck, which has been the opening act for Pharrel Williams' South African tour as well as singer-songwriter Connell Cruise will set the scene for the first spectacular live show.

See a promo here:

Team Kahn

Kahn's team have an assorted line-up of songs that they'll be performing on Sunday.

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.

Team Karen

Karen’s top four talent will also be whipping out some chart-topping favourites in their attempt to woo the South African public. 

Lindo Sithole (23) from Pietermaritzburg will 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.

Each coach will only have one opportunity to save one member of their team this season, and they have to exercise their save in the first round. Thereafter, the public will decide which team members from both teams they choose to save with their votes.

Voting for Kahn and Karen’s talent will open directly after the end of Sunday's episode at 19:00, and will close on Tuesday, 23 May at 22:00. Tickets for The Voice SA live shows are available from Computicket.

Episodes of The Voice South Africa is rebroadcast on M-Net City (DStv 115) on Mondays at 18:00.

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(Photos: M-Net/The Voice SA)