Tasché Burger (19) from Brackenfell in Cape Town was announced as the winner of the third season of The Voice South Africa on Sunday night on M-Net (DStv 101).
Tasché Burger won a recording contract from Universal Music South Africa, a Toyota RAV4 as well as other prizes.
Sunday's The Voice SA finale, produced by BlackSwanMedia with director-producer Darren Hayward based on the international Talpa format, was an all-out Cape clash with Tasché Burger who got the most votes by Thursday night when voting closed.
Tasché has been singing since childhood and after matriculating last year she’s been taking singing lessons and waitressing as she started to gig professionally.
“Singing always just came naturally to me,” she says. “It’s a hobby, a passion … a love …”
Tasché performed the Afrikaans hit “Lisa Se Klavier” in her Blind Audition and Francois van Coke, LIRA, and Riky Rick turned their chairs for her almost immediately.
Riana Nel, who Tasché idolises as a singer-songwriter, let the tension rack up until she, too, turned during the last stanza of the song.
Tasché Burger was announced the winner at a glitzy event at the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairlands, Johannesburg.
A large number of on-screen talent from M-Net attended, ranging from Carte Blanche legend Derek Watts, to a very big group of reality shows from across various M-Net local reality shows ranging from The Bachelor SA, Survivor South Africa.
In the final 5 Tasché Burger was up against the PJ Twins, Eon Claude le Roux, Siki Jo-An Qwasi, and Soné Joubert.
The show opened with a spectacular group performance of the Queen anthem “We Will Rock You” featuring the talent alongside their four coaches, with each of the top 5 who also perform a duet with their musical idols, ranging from Timothy Moloi and Caroline-Grace Brüssow, to Judith Sephuma, coach Francois van Coke himself, and Laurika Rauch.
There were almost 10 million votes cast the course of the third season of The Voice SA. The finalé will be repeated on VUZU (DStv 116) on Monday, 8 July at 20:00 and is also available on DStv Catch Up.