Tasché Burger wins ‘The Voice SA’ season 3

Tasché Burger
Tasché Burger

Cape Town’s Tasché Burger, 19, has won The Voice SA season 3, marking the end of an eventful journey for Port Elizabeth’s Siki Jo-An Qwazi and Eon le Roux.

Burger scooped the crown at the live season finale of the music show at the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairlands, Johannesburg, on Sunday.

She drives off in a Toyota RAV4 with a Telkom tech bundle, a Huawei P30 Pro, a Tab M5 Lite, a router, a Huawei Watch GT, Telkom data, an anti-theft backpack, Truworths clothing vouchers valued at R100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Music SA.

“I would really like to pursue music fulltime and inspire everyone to follow their dreams,” the recently matriculated part-time waitress said.

Burger was among the youngest contestants on the show.

The singer and songwriter said her genre of choice was rock in both Afrikaans and English, with the help of her coach, Francois van Coke.

The show’s finale saw Le Roux and Qwazi lose their bid to become the Port Elizabeth's first The Voice SA winner.

Bitcoin entrepreneur Le Roux was the first to exit the top five.

He bowed out with a spectacular performance of Elton John’s Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me in a duet with The Voice season 2 contestant Caroline-Grace Brüssow, leaving the audience on their feet.

“What you can expect from me onwards is more music, performances and touring,” Le Roux said.

From the beginning, Le Roux moved judge Riky Rick to tears with his performance of Michael Bublé’s Feeling Good during auditions and established a wider audience for himself with his signature RnB renditions.

Bay actress and singer Qwazi won the hearts of viewers and judges with her bold rendition of the late legendary singer Miriam Makeba’s Igqirha Lendlela (the click song) during auditions.

She saw all four judges jump for their buzzers just 20 seconds into her audition.

Since securing a spot on Team Riana, Qwazi has maintained her proudly African performances, often sporting at least a touch of African print in her outfits.

“I know what I want, from how I dress to the way I wear my makeup,” Qwazi said.

The singer signed off with a powerful performance of Chaka Khan’s I’m Every Woman in a duet with SA jazz queen Judith Sephuma, much to the delight of the star-studded audience.

PLEASE NOTE: This article was updated on July 8.

There was much anticipation as the top 5 The Voice SAcontestants took to the stage for Sunday's star-studded season three finale. At crunch time, fans were left emotional as their favourite, Siki Jo-An, was voted off. Tasché Burger won the competition.

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