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Dramatic decisions and sad goodbyes on The Voice SA’s second live show

The coaches had to make some tough calls on The Voice South Africa Season 3 this week.  In the second live episode of M-Net’s prestigious singing competition (Sunday, 26 May), coaches LIRA and Riky Rick, whose talent took to the stage last week, could save one act each after the voting results for their unsaved talent were revealed.  Then, after all their talent performed for the first time on The Voice SA’s lives stage, coaches Riana Nel and Francois van Coke also found themselves in a conundrum. Riana and Francois had to decide who from their teams would face LIRA and Riky’s talented singers at the next live show and who would be up for the pubic’s vote.

In #TeamRiky, the  viewers’ votes saved Amy Tjasink (26), the former cruise ship Musical Director, which left Ross Charles and Aura to Sing For Their Lives. Ross performed RadioHead’s “High & Dry” and Aura sang the Mariah Carey classic “All By Myself” and Riky decided to save Ross, which sadly meant the end of the road for Pretoria’s Fentshe Nkabinde (20) and Mapula Mahlo (24), the duo Aura.

On #TeamLIRA’s side, Krista Jonas (29),Sbu Dludlu (34), and The PJ Twins (20) were vying for the viewers’ vote last week. The viewers voted to save The PJ Twins (20) from Bonteheuwel, leaving Krista and Sbu to Sing For Their Lives. Krista belted out Jordin Sparks’s “One Wing”, and Sbu sang the Jennifer Hudson ballad “Giving Myself”, and LIRA decided give Sbu another chance. A disappointed Krista broke down in tears.

After his team’s incredible performances, rocker Francois van Coke made the difficult decision to save  singing waitressTasché Burger (18) from Brackenfell in Cape Town, which means Daniel Jay (23) from Port Elizabeth, Cape Town payroll officer Anslin Gysman (22) from Filipi, andthe 39-year-old pub singer Chezelle Shahadat from Johannesburg will need South Africa’s votes this week.

On #TeamRiana’s side, Siki Jo-An Qwazi (25) from Port Elizabeth got Riana’s nod of approval, leaving Lelo Ramasimong (33) from Johannesburg, 26-year-old Elisha James from Pretoria, Pretoria singer and actor Francois Viljoen (30), and the winner of the Strepsils Viewers’ Battlelast week, Soné Joubert (27) from Gordon’s Bay, to vie for those votes this week.

To keep ANSLIN in the competition, SMS 13 to 33692 or vote for free on the internet at

To keep CHEZELLE in the competition, SMS 14 to 33692 or vote for free on the internet at

To keep DANIEL in the competition, SMS 15to 33692 or vote for free on the internet at

To keep FRANCOIS in the competition, SMS 06 to 33692 or vote for free on the internet at

To keep SONÉ in the competition, SMS 17 to 33692 or vote for free on the internet at

To keep LELO in the competition, SMS 07 to 33692 or vote for free on the internet at

To keep ELISHA in the competition, SMS 05 to 33692 or vote for free on the internet at

SMSs cost R1.50 per SMS, while voting on mobi and web is free. All info on how to vote as well as the terms and conditions for voting are available here. Voting lines opened at 19:00 on Sunday, 26 May, and will close on Tuesday, 28 May, at 22:00.

Tickets for the The Voice South Africa Season 3 Live Shows at the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairlands, Johannesburg, are available from Computicket

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