Lira. Picture: Supplied

Fans of "The Voice South Africa" are in for an electrifying third season. The sparks are bound to fly when new coaches Riky Rick and Riana Nel compete for talent – and to add to the star wattage, Lira is back in one of the show’s hot red seats!

As the third confirmed coach on M-Net’s "The Voice South Africa" Season 3, multiple platinum-selling African soul diva and ten-times SAMA winner Lira is planning to tap into her global entertainment expertise and unique set of music skills to empower all the members of her team. 

“Being part of the first two seasons of "The Voice South Africa" was an incredible experience,” the Afro-chic star says. 

“It’s an amazing collaborative platform that really changes lives. Every time I stand on stage sharing the spotlight with someone we discovered on The Voice, I’m overcome with emotion. It’s incredible to know that we turn diamonds in the rough into sparkling jewels.”

“Lira really is one of a kind,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “She’s an exceptional role model and one of the most celebrated African global icons of our time. We are honoured that she is available to be part of Season 3.” 

The fourth coach who will complete the panel of mentors in The Voice SA’s red chairs will be announced before the end of the week. 

* If you would like to join them at the pre-recorded Blind Auditions on 21 and 22 November and 26 and 27 November at Urban Brew Studios in Randburg, Johannesburg, you can book your seats at mnet.tv/thevoice. Entrance is free, but booking is essential.