Four newbies make it to Voice Perfect finale

By Rosalia David

THE first season of the online music competition ‘Voice Perfect’ has come to an end with its finale show taking place this weekend.

The finale will see four budding musicians from different towns battling for a cash prize of N$10 000.

The musicians that have made it to the final draw are Nesto from Swakopmund, Karlie the Vocalist – Windhoek, Paul William Shipanga from Ondangwa and JR from Walvis Bay.

According to the show organiser, more than 200 young Namibians participated but only four could make it to the last round to battle for the first prize, live on stage with judges.

In an interview with Confidente, Laurentius Haindaka, the manager and founder of the project said it had been a bumpy road running the show but his team had managed to get to the finale despite the challenges.

“The experience was hectic. It gets tougher by the day, being inexperienced in TV production is really a big challenge but we are pushing with the little knowledge and help that we are getting,” he said.

Asked whether there will be a season two of the musical show, Haindaka said, the next session is scheduled to start in June.

Haindaka further said that Namibia has a lot of unleashed talent and it is only fair to have a second instalment of the show to give a chance to those who could not take part in the first season.

“We are still not sure of the date yet but surely we will start in June this year because the demand is quite high,” he said.

Voice Perfect Namibia is an online singing competition which aimed at reaching out to more than 400 000 viewers locally and beyond Namibian borders – to vocally assist talented individuals to smoothly begin their musical careers.

The main objective of the competition was to create links between musically talented individuals with possible recording labels and producers.

All four finalists will win an exclusively produced single from Zunde Records, which includes marketing and distribution for the song, and the ultimate winner takes home N$10 000 in cash as well as a music video for her/his single.