It’s one week away from the final Knock-Out round on The Voice South Africa, and for the first time a Cape Town contestant is made to suffer in the Danger Zone.
Eight contenders out of 13 made the cut for coach Riana Nel’s dream team on Sunday night.
They are musical theatre actress Lelo Ramasimong from Johannesburg, bubbly Siki Jo-An Owzi from Port Elizabeth, Elisha James from Pretoria, Richards Bay’s Vuyisile Mdlophane, Ilan van Staden from Krugersdorp and Francois Viljoen from Pretoria.
These six phenomenal singers joined her two Steals - Cape Town’s Tye Platinum, who picked Riky Rick at the Blind Auditions, and from #TeamLIRA, Corneil Muller from Bloemfontein.
Riky Rick used his last allocated Steal to add the 38-year-old musician and carpenter from Mossel Bay, Shane Sonkind, to #TeamRiky.
Riana had sent Shane to the Danger Zone, hoping to save him later, but she gambled and lost.
Shane performed the Ed Sheeran hit, A Photograph, and Riky told him: “This was a huge leap that you’ve taken with this performance.”
Soné Joubert, the 27-year-old guest house manager from Gordon’s Bay, sang the first Afrikaans song of the night, Andriette Norman’s Sewe Oseane, to show off her strong low register and falsetto.
But it wasn’t enough to impress Riana, who said: “Be you, don’t be anyone else in the Afrikaans industry. I’m going to have to send you to the Danger Zone.”
To save Soné, SMS 06 to 33692 or vote for free on the internet at mnet.tv/thevoice.
The voting lines will close at 10 pm on Tuesday night.