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Wednesday, January 18, 2017


(Bobby van Jaarsveld)

In the fifth and final instalment of M-Net’s local music specials, Afrikaans pop heartthrob and The Voice SA coach Bobby van Jaarsveld rounds up the series with a heartwarming concert for fans. He will host and perform in his own M-Net and Friends special on Sunday night (January 22) from 17h30 on Channel 101.

Local music stars such as Kahn and The Parlotones, Arno Carstens, Swing City and Lira previously appeared in this series of once-off music specials, which was created to showcase and support some of the biggest acts on the South African music scene. As was the case with van Jaarsveld’s famous counterparts, he will be appearing in concert with some special guests, including his sister Karlien van Jaarsveld, the Tshwane Gospel Choir, Dozi as well as popular The Voice SA alum from Season 1, blind singer Vernon Barnard!

Just like his fellow Voice SA coach, Lira, van Jaarsveld has committed to mentoring talent from his team above and beyond his duties on the hit series. Vernon, whose first “Blind Audition” last year has garnered well over 10 million YouTube views to date, has recently released his first single, and chats candidly about what he’s been up to since he reached the Top 4 in the show. Fans can look forward to an uplifting collaboration by van Jaarsveld and Barnard of the classic Don’t Worry, Be Happy, as well as other moving musical tributes by van Jaarsveld himself, as well as Karlien and Dozi, who brings the house down with his interpretation of the great Brenda Fassie’s Vulindlela.

van Jaarsveld will be back again on M-Net Channel 101 on January 29 at 17h30, along with his three fellow coaches, in the premiere episode of Season 2 of The Voice SA.

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