Cape Town pulled off a hattrick at The Voice South Africa on Sunday night.
For the third time in a row, a Capetonian has won the popular singing contest.
Nineteen-year-old Tasché Burger from Brackenfell, who stole the hearts of thousands with her powerful voice, was crowned the winner.
She follows in the footsteps of Season 1 winner Richard Stirton, and Season 2 winner Craig Lucas.
After a gruelling eight weeks of live performances, it came down to the final cut last night in a glitzy finale held at the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairlands, Johannesburg.
Wearing a shimmering black two-piece outfit, Tasché belted out her final song, Demi Levato’s hit Skyscraper, earning her a standing ovation by screaming fans.
Tasche literally leaped for joy when her name was announced.
As she walked into the press conference, an overwhelmed Tasché said: “Oh, my word, I can’t believe this. I feel amazing, grateful; it’s a crazy feeling.”
Kaye-Anne Williams, Head of Local Production and Independent Films, says: “Tasche has always been a favourite in terms of votes with Sone following right after her.”
She added that coach, Francois hasn’t stopped crying since the winner was announced.
Tasché said she wants to sing country rock in her own language: “I just want to sing, that’s my goal, I want to do Afrikaans songs because that’s my home language.”
Fellow Capetonian Sone Joubert, 27, from Gordon’s Bay was in the Top 2 with Tasche.
Before the final winner was revealed, the Top 5 were paired with some legendary and well-loved local vocalists to perform duets.
Afrikaans music icon Laurika Rauch joined Sone for Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux.
South Africa’s queen of Afro-jazz, Judith Sephuma, teamed with Siki Jo-An for I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan, landing her safely in the Top 3 spot.
Season 2 finalist Caroline-Grace Brüssow and Eon raised the roof with Elton John’s Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me. But it was good-bye for Eon.
Singer Timothy Moloi and The PJ Twins went for gold with Luther Vandross’ Impossible Dream, but it was not enough to get the Bonteheuwel brothers through.
Tasché and her coach, Francois van Coke, blended their voices in their version of Toe Vind Ek Jou, by Francois and rocker Karen Zoid.
The performance earned her a standing ovation and a spot in the Top 3.
The contestants also got to perform one last solo as decided by the voting public earlier this week.
The winner of the Voice SA drives off with a Toyota RAV4, a Telkom tech bundle with a Huawei P30 Pro, a Tab M5 Lite, a router, and a Huawei Watch GT, Telkom data, and an Anti-Theft Backpack; Truworths clothing vouchers to the value of R100 000 and a recording contract with Universal Music South Africa.