Quitting her job as a waitress at a local restaurant to become a singer was one of the best decisions Brackenfell’s Tasche Burger has ever made.
At the weekend, the 19-year-old brought home the winning title of The Voice SA Season 3 held at the Mosaiek Teatro in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Tasche walked away with the grand prize of a Toyota RAV4, a recording contract with Universal Music South Africa, a Telkom tech bundle with a Huawei P30 Pro, a Tab M5 Lite, a wi-fi router, a Huawei Watch GT, Telkom data, an anti-theft backpack and Truworths clothing vouchers to the value of R100 000.
“I cannot describe how happy and excited I am about this achievement; it’s just crazy.”
She thanked the coaches, her friends and family and the whole of South Africa for voting for her.
Tasche says as hard as she will be working on writing songs for her upcoming album, she will also be working towards getting a driver’s licence, this year.
The genre of the album, she says, will be a mix of Afrikaans-country and rock.
“Afrikaans is my home language. I feel comfortable writing and recording Afrikaans.”
She says the hardest part of the competition was missing her family in Brackenfell and a “lekker braai” but those sacrifices were not in vain.
Tasche told Northern News her journey on The Voice SA was not all glitz and glam; there were moments when she was “physically and emotionally drained”, but she says she learnt a lot along the way.
“This competition has taught me a lot about myself and others.”
In the blind auditions of The Voice SA, Tasche stunned the judges with a powerful performance of South African rock band The Parlotones’s Lisa se Klavier, turning the chairs of all four coaches – Riky Rick, Riana Nel, Lira Molapo and Francois van Coke.
But in the end, she chose Van Coke as her coach.
Being the youngest of the top-five contestants, Tasche was up against Eon le Roux, who was the first to be sent home on Sunday evening, followed by the PJ Twins, Peter and John Telmarkes, Siki Jo-Ann and then Sone Joubert.