#TheVoiceSA: Richard takes the crown

By Andrew Robertson Time of article published May 23, 2016

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By Andrew Robertson

Johannesburg – After “breaking the internet” Richard Stirton was named M-Net’s first winner of The Voice South Africa, during a live TV broadcast from Sasani Studios in Johannesburg.

The 22-year-old Cape Town based muso walks away with a prize package worth more than R800 000 and a recording deal with Universal Music South Africa.

Stirton’s coach Kahn Morbee, of The Parlotones came out on top winning coach of the season. He said he is loooking forward to a collaboration with Richard and goiing on tour with the newly crowned winner.

Gavin Edwards who was hot on Richard’s heels on the iTunes charts this week at number two, came in second place for Team Bobby.

During the show Kevin Greenfell of Universal Music South Africa, announced that they will also be signing Zoë Modiga and Thembeka Mnguni.

“The Voice SA has been an amazing platform for the incredible talent on the show and we believe that it will launch plenty of successful music careers," says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard.

“Universal Music has already shown interest in signing some of the other talent as well and more announcements will be made soon,” she added.

She also confirmed that M-Net is considering a second season of the show.



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