M-Net brings The Voice to South Africa


How porking bizarre… My colleagues and I were talking about this yesterday. So here it is: M-Net is bringing The Voice to SA in 2016 The show made its debut in 2010 in the Netherlands, when creator John de Mol, the brains behind other shows like Big Brother and Fear Factor decided to do something different and fresh.

If you’ve watched M-Net, you’ll know how hugely successful the US version has been. I suppose when you have the likes of Adam Levine, Blake Sheldon, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and other judges on board, you’re bound to have a winning formula. I also think a host like Carson Daly was a good choice… Yo M-Net, holler at your boy 😉 The names of the coaches will be announced later this year, but it doesn’t hurt for us to speculate now… So go! Who do you think will be good? I’m thinking Loyiso Bala, Lira, Tamara Dey, J’Something, Kurt Darren, Kabelo Mabalane, Danny K, Euphonik, Dineo Moeketsi would be some good names to consider.

“M-Net 101 has become renowned as the home of top-notch reality fare and we’re very excited to confirm that The Voice South Africa will be our big attraction for 2016,” says M-Net CEO Yolisa Phahle. “With its impeccable international track record and blend of undiscovered talent, star power and spectacular sets, it’s the perfect fit for a channel that puts a high premium on great family entertainment. To top it off, The Voice South Africa will be giving local singers the opportunity of a lifetime – to be coached by the absolute best in the local music business. A show of this magnitude is also a fantastic platform for some of our biggest local recording artists. Apart from the panel of four local coaches, several guest coaches will also make guest appearances to hone our talent.”

And what about entering the show? Well Harrie Linders, MD of AMPN, the production company bringing the show to SA says, “The Voice South Africa will be looking for a class act singer with a unique sound – the kind that will make you stop to listen closely or create awe-inspiring moments. Instead of judging someone on his or her looks or personality, it’s all about the voice and it doesn’t matter what your musical background is. The Voice encompasses a wide variety of music genres.”

If you want more info on auditions, prizes etc check out www.mnet.tv/thevoice  or follow them on social media

Facebook: The Voice MNet (www.facebook.com/thevoicemnet)

Twitter: @thevoicemnet #TheVoiceSA

Instagram: @thevoicemnet #TheVoiceSA



Author: Jason Von Berg

Digital content marketer. Mobile App Editor. Entertainment, travel and New York City lover. #Triathlete, #Ironman, health and wellness advocate, @Futurelifeza ambassador

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