PMB lass in ‘The Voice’ battle

2016-04-06 06:00

IT’S battle round time for Eden Myrrh, the Pietermaritzburg hopeful on The VoiceSA as she takes centre stage in front of the judges hoping to make it to the live rounds of the show.

Speaking to Maritzburg Fever, Myrrh said the experience was as much a rewarding one as it was draining - emotionally, physically and psychologically.

“It’s not just about getting up on the stage and singing with another person, it’s a battle­. As a musician, battling someone on stage is virtually the opposite to a lot of what you’ve been taught.

“Throwing out thoughts of synergy and cohesion was probably the hardest for me because I tend to shrink back to give someone else the spotlight, or make an effort to blend with them as much as I can. It may be something that I reiterate a lot but it definitely­ taught me to develop my identity,” she said.

Myrrh said that the atmosphere changed on set when the show progressed to the battle rounds.

“Everyone was considerably more carefree in the blind auditions. Straight afterwards though we felt a lot more competitiveness and seriousness. People are definitely more focused and have their game faces on,” she said.

Working with Kahn Morbee, is one of the greatest parts of being on the show explained Myrrh.

“It’s definitely a highlight to work with someone who is as easy-going as myself. Kahn allows us to explore our ability while still adding his gold to it, and I appreciate it.”

Without giving anything away, Myrrh said that she loves the song chosen for her battle round.

“I feel that he [Morbee] made the best choice for my partner and I. How we change it is something to look forward to.”

Since her first audition on The Voice SA Myrrh said that the support of the Pietermaritzburg community has been overwhelming.

“I am so thankful for the support of the local media and subsequently the support from the people.

“Pietermaritzburg is generally a small place and everyone knows everyone, it has been encouraging to see people come together to support,” said Myrrh.

Watch Myrrh’s performance on Sunday, 10 April on M-Net at 5pm.

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