The Voice SA is returning and this time, Port Elizabeth hopefuls will have the opportunity to audition – without having to leave the city.
M-Net has confirmed there would be a second season of the massively popular singing competition with auditions starting soon.
This time‚ Port Elizabeth is included in the countrywide search for South Africa’s new singing sensation‚ with The Voice SA’s open auditions taking place on at The Beach Hotel on Marine Drive on October 12.
Thereafter‚ it’s Cape Town’s turn‚ at Belmont Square in Rondebosch‚ on October 15 and 16‚ while Durban’s singers can have their voices heard at the Growth Point Kings Park Stadium on October 19.
The final stop will be in the City of Gold at Sasani Studios in Balfour Park on October 22 and 23.
How does it work?
During these initial audition sessions‚ which are not filmed for television‚ talent has the opportunity to show an anonymous panel of music experts that they have the vocal prowess to perform on screen at the show’s famous “Blind Auditions”. The opportunity to sing for the coaches will only befall the best of the best singers from the countrywide auditions.
For Season 2‚ The Voice SA is again looking for exceptional talent with a unique sound and solo singers as well as duos from any musical background are encouraged to enter. Even though you have to be 18 years old on the day of your audition‚ there is no upper age-limit. You need to be a South African citizen or permanent resident‚ however‚ and will have to sign a document stating that you don’t have an existing contract with any recording company.
“In The Voice SA it’s indeed all about quality‚” M-Net’s Head of Publicity‚ Lani Lombard‚ said in a statement.
The Voice SA Season 1 winner Richard Stirton has already topped the iTunes charts three times – with the songs he performed at the semi-finals and finals‚ as well as the single he released with Universal Music as part of his prize package.
The Voice SA Season 2 will be broadcast on M-Net Channel 101 from January 2017 and the names of the coaches will be made public at a later stage.