The second season of The Voice South Africa is in full swing. The judges are filling up their 12 blind audition spots incredibly quickly and the show will soon be heading into battles before officially going live. Six impressive vocalists were snatched up tonight in total, with coaches Bobby and Karen both walking off with two new singers, while Lira and Kahn welcomed one new member to their teams respectively.

However, it was John James Janse van Rensburg who really stole the show this evening. The 18-year-old matriculant managed to get each of the four judges to turn with his epic rendition of Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” – and even received a standing ovation!

“My heart skipped a beat when I heard you sing. You took my breath away,” Karen Zoid gushed. Lira and Kahn also gave John James the highest praise for his calm, soothing performance but it was Bobby who told him to go with his heart when it came to choosing between the four coaches. Clearly John James had made up his mind from the start as he announced without any deliberation that he wanted to be on #TeamBobby, making it the second time that a talent chose Bobby out of a four-chair-turning audition, much to the chagrin of both Lira and Karen!

John James is definitely a face to watch this season. That being said, the competition is heating up and I have a feeling there are going to be some incredibly fierce battles this season.

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