‘The Voice SA, changed my life’

2019-07-09 06:00
Amy Tjasink says it’s not the end of the road for her.

Amy Tjasink says it’s not the end of the road for her.

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Local artist, Amy Tjasink has described her journey on The Voice SA as one which gave her life again.

The 26-year-old singer from Fish Hoek says prior to the competition, she was battling with an ovary condition which resulted in her being bedridden. She preferred not to go into too much detail about the condition.

“Nobody knows about this because I didn’t want sympathy votes during the competition. One day while laying in bed, I saw an advert about entries being open for The Voice SA Season 3. I immediately submitted a video which I had recorded a few weeks before getting sick.

“A few days later, producers of the show contacted me and invited me for auditions,” she said

Tjasink says she is grateful that the show accommodated her health condition. “I was always being checked up on and I’m forever grateful for the support I received from them. Before entering the competition, I was going through depression, but the show gave me life again. My health bounced back. It brought me out of a terrible darkness. The Voice SA changed my life.”

With her unique country-pop voice, she reached the Top six under coach and local rapper, Riky Rick.

Tjasink says she never anticipated she would make it so far. “The support from everyone is absolutely appreciated, but going forward, I’d like to do a free show for Cape Town as a way to say thank you. Another thing I’m planning is a schools tour where I visit different schools to speak to learners about depression and motivate them.”

Tjasink has travelled the world entertaining guests on cruise ships and even got promoted to music director before bidding that glamorous life goodbye to release her own album, Simplify Me, last year. “I stopped working on cruise ships because I was becoming detached from my real dream of releasing my own music,” she explains.

She returned to South Africa last year from her new home with her fiancé in London specifically to audition for The Voice SA. “My motto is, ‘Music is a gift and therefore it needs to be passed on’,” she says

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