In a spectacular special Fathers’ Day live show featuring inspiring performances from the Mzansi Youth Choir, Anslin Gysman (23), the flamboyant former payroll officer at The University of the Western Cape who never dreamed that he could one day be more than just a backup singer, became one of the Top 8 contestants to make his final bow on The Voice SA stage.
“Thank you for being a friend, a big brother, sometimes a father,” an emotional Anslin thanked his coach, Francois van Coke. “I’m looking forward to doing great things with you,” he said.
As of last Sunday, The Voice SA Season 3 coaches Riky Rick, Riana Nel, LIRA, and Francois van Coke no longer have any influence over which singer stays in the competition. In last week’s exhilarating live show at the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairlands, Johannesburg, the Top 8 each gave the performance of their lives to win the most public votes from the fans, and unfortunately it was Anslin who ended up with the fewest votes.
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A blow-by-blow account of tonight’s performances:
First up to perform for the fans’ votes this week were The Pride of Bonteheuwel, the charismatic PJ Twins (26), going old-school with the Temptations classic “Lady Soul”. Riky Rick was impressed with how they managed to make Francois van Coke dance in his seat. Riana Nel noted that their harmonies were “solid” and coach LIRA said she was so proud, “Talent alone is not enough,” she said, “we take our talent and we hone it.”
Tasché Burger (18) from Brackenfell played to her strength tonight with another Afrikaans hit, the Johannesburg Kerkorrel classic “Hillbrow” which nearly had Riky Rick in tears even though he didn’t understand the lyrics. “You never cease to amaze,” he told Tasché. Francois noted that “Hillbrow” is his favourite Afrikaans song of all time, and hearing her performance of it was very special, he said.
Siki Jo-An Qwazi (25) from Port Elizabeth continued her winning streak of South African classics with with her rendition of the PJ Powers hit “World In Union” and had the audience on their feet, and LIRA near tears. “You are such a powerhouse!” she told Siki. “You’re still the queen,” Francois agreed.
Soné Joubert (27) from Gordon’s Bay also chose an Afrikaans classic, Karen Zoid’s “Deurmekaar” and Francois thought it was her best performance so far on The Voice SA. Riky Rick agreed that Soné improves every week.
26-year-old Amy Tjasink from Cape Town performed Ava Max’s “Sweet But Psycho”. LIRA said that Amy was the sweetest and cutest contestant on the show “But not only that, you really are a great vocalist,” she said, and Riana noted that Amy probably knows as much about music theory as the illustrious The Voice SA band. Her coach Riky Rick she was born to do what she does.
Yahto Kraft (18) from Alberton, who found himself in the Danger Zone tonight with dangerously low voting numbers, indulged in his love for show tunes with the Broadway classic “Somewhere”, from the hit musical “West Side Story”. “You belong on every stage and I think you have an international career ahead of you,” said Riana Nel.
And P.E.’s Eon Claude le Roux (27) who also spent some time in the Danger Zone tonight, closed tonight’s show on a high note – literally – with the epic Queen anthem “Somebody To Love”. “You’re back in the game!” Francois told him. “That performance was power!” Coach Riky Rick confessed that he was disappointed in himself when Eon landed in the Danger Zone tonight, and that he was so happy about Eon’s blistering performance, showing off what he can do. “You are a great, great, great performer,” he told Eon.
The Voice South Africa airs on M-Net 101 every Sunday at 17:30 and is repeated on VUZU, Channel 116, on Mondays at 20:00. It will also be available on DStv Catch Up.