Singers shine for starry win

2015-06-02 06:00
Dale Miles from Mitchell’s Plain is one of the finalists of this year’s Star Struck Voice Search.

Dale Miles from Mitchell’s Plain is one of the finalists of this year’s Star Struck Voice Search.

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After weeks of battling it out on stage, five finalists will “sing it” one last time for the finals of this year’s Starstruck Voice ­Search.

The competition, which tests contestants’ music business sense as well as their voice, has been running since February and gives aspiring singers the chance to ­learn more about the behind-the-scenes ­side of the music industry, while offering them mentorship and training to be able to pursue a career in entertainment, even if they don’t win.

Curtis Banks and Dale Miles from Mitchell’s Plain, the group No Swett from Paarl and Wellington, Rafieka van de Ross from Delft and Shafieka Patel from Athlone have made it through to the final round and will be performing at the Las Vegas Lounge in Mitchell’s Plain on Thursday where they’ll be competing for the main prize of a R300 000 record and endorsement deal.

Idols star Crushanda Forbes will accompany the finalists on stage.

Each round of the final will be judged by different judges. The panel of judges includes Aubrey Aries, SK, Ashley Pienaar and Christian Bennett.

“The top five have learnt much more than expected,” says competition organiser Brilynn van Rooyen from Crazyworld Productions. V

The evening starts at 20:00. Email or call 074 696 4325 for bookings and more information. Visit for more about the Starstruck Voice Search

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