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Knockout Memes and Twitter Moments

How you reacted to #TheVoiceSA Knockouts on social media.

16 May 18:45

Here’s our summary:

Before the first of our three Knockouts, our live show special guests started announcing their involvement. Jesse Clegg was first up, tweeting, “Psyched to announce that I'll be performing on @VoiceSA live show on 28 May. Tune in!” Then it was last season’s runner up Gavin Edwards, who wrote, “Exciting news: I'll be performing on The @VoiceSA on one of the Live rounds”. Then Daniel Baron, posted, “Lookin' so forward to performing live on the massive @VoiceSA stage in June! Literally cannot wait!” And finally, Kahn’s co-coach Elvis Blue chimed in with, “I got news that I will be performing on @voicesa on 4 June. The birds are chilled about it, but I am SUPER excited” and a video clip. With ostriches in the background.

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There were subsequent announcements in the coming weeks from Connell Cruise and GoodLuck (live show 1), Richard Stirton, Prime Circle, TiMO ODV and Gangs of Ballet. All the details here.

Following the Knockout kick-off – the coaches’ thrilling rendition of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” - co-host Stacey Norman tweeted her approval, “Sho! LOVE a group performance, hey [heart-eyed face] Welcome to #TheKnockouts!” Season 1 winner Richard Stirton was just grateful to be watching from home rather than the studio, writing, “So stoked I didn't have to do these knockouts last year. This is deep!!!! #TheVoiceSA #teamkahn @KahnMorbee good luck my dude!” Labeeqah Rawood had her eyes on something entirely different, posting and gushing, “Can we all just appreciate how God has blessed Lungsta though?” We agree!

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One of M-Net’s original continuity presenters (remember them? We thought not…), Suanne Braun, was watching with us while on holiday - and loving it. She tweeted, “Sjoe- the talent on @VoiceSA is RIDICULOUS!! Amazing voices & the judges brill too. I'm hooked now! What to do when I go back to London?” (We've suggested our website.) And super vocalist Juanita du Plessis was equally impressed, writing, “Must say I'm very impressed with the talent in @VoiceSA tonight!! Well performed and great singing!”

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Last season’s talent - and other talent - enthused about the singers. Gavin Edwards posted his appreciation for Craig. “That was some Knock out wow, but have to say I am a @Craigycracks fan” he wrote. Daniel Baron loved #TeamKahn, tweeting, “Epic performances tonight on the @VoiceSA! These are true rockstars in the making! Well done @Freddy_Lalendle @craigcracks @fatman_brummer”. Riaan Grobler weighed in for Amanda, writing, “@amandafaku_ !!!! You go girl!!!!!!! Well deserved!!!!!!” Gavin Welsh, who came so close in the Blind Auditions last year, agreed that this season’s girls are strong, posting, “@zikhona_g @amandafaku_ and my boy @Freddy_Lalendle you guys absolutely smashed it, the girls though eish goosebumps”.

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TiMO ODV meanwhile was appreciating Kahn. “Respect @KahnMorbee,” he tweeted. “Great advice about how important a verse is in supporting a song, like defense supports offense.” Following his win over Veronique, Lindo had some choice words for her. “It was an honour meeting @_Veronique_L you are an amazing singer and I hope to work with you soon” he wrote. And Connell Cruise loved Tender, posting, “That @Tender_Mavundla performance won the night. Power.”

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Then, there were the memes and gifs for the talent. Along with a gif of Billy Dee Williams applauding U.ti.an tweeted, “DAAAAAAMN!!! @Craigycracks just brought it. Amazing vocals. WOW, just wow. #TeamLira’s Spha showed her support for Amanda, posting an image of a gogo saying “Oh, my goodness” and the caption “Watching Sunday's episode of @VoiceSA and shoo! @amandafaku_ you looked and sounded GOLDEN my love!” Valerie Odendaal had a gif of a couple of crazy dancers labeled, “So glad that PJ aka Pyjamas is in the live rounds, cannot wait to be there!”

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It was a Beyoncé-looking-fabulous (does she ever look otherwise?) gif from Buhle Mbonambi for Bubbles, captioned, “@TheRealBubbles we-Wandile!!!!! I can't wait until you show them ALL FLAMES!!! #TheVoiceSA. I'm so proud of you!!! So proud!” Miss Adams had a bloke dropping the mic (which then explodes) and typed, “Josh just knocked off every contestant left on #TheVoiceSA”. Agree? Channel24 signed us out with a final gif, of an “excited” guy, captioned, “What an end to a great round. We're so excited for the Live shows!” We are too!

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