Cape Town - The Voice SA coaches – Karen Zoid, Lira, Bobby van Jaarsveld and Kahn Morbee - have assembled strong teams of 12 vocalists over the past seven weeks during the show’s Blind Auditions.
Now, they have to up the ante in the show’s fierce Battle Rounds.
From this week Sunday the coaches will pair up their team members to fight it out in order to stay in the competition.
The talent will have to step into the boxing ring-styled stage and literally battle against each other vocally, singing the same song together.
And as coach Bobby van Jaarsveld points out, “It’s not a duet, it’s a battle!”
Thereafter, it is up to their coach to determine which one of them will advance to the next round, and which one of them will end their Voice SA journey there and then.
More about the battle rounds
“This part of the The Voice SA is extremely stressful and emotional - for the coaches and singers alike,” says M–Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard.
“First the coaches have to make the difficult decision of deciding which vocalists to pit against each other, and then they have to choose between the two deserving individuals whom they spend plenty of time with to get them in tip-top form for this round. It’s not easy! And, to add to the drama, each of the coaches has the opportunity to steal two singers from other teams if that singer’s coach decides to let them go.”
During this phase of series, each coach is also joined by a co-coach to assist them in mentoring the talent with intensive vocal training as well as performance coaching.
There will be a total of six Battles this week, with the coaches having picked a wide range of songs for their Battle pairs to perform.
From Coldplay to Beyoncé and Fleetwood Mac to Maroon 5, the singers will be pushed to their limits to do their Battle songs justice, while showing off the best that their vocal ranges have to offer. But who will the coaches pair up against each other?
Tune in to M-Net (DStv 101) at 17:30 on Sunday too see the impressive talent in the Battle ring.