The Voice SA contestant Matthew Reid wows Rian with an Adele song

The Voice SA contestant Matthew Reid wows Rian with an Adele song

Matthew Reid made headlines when he auditioned with 'When We Were Young' from Adele.

The Voice SA Contestant Matthew Reid
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Blind Audition:

24-year-old Pretoria attorney Reinier Joubert chose “Matthew Reid” as his professional stage name, to differentiate his singing career from his law persona. Coach Francois van Coke and his nemesis Riky Rick both turned for Matthew’s version of Adele’s “When We Were Young”. Riky flattered Matthew that he reminded him of Freddie Mercury, but Matthew said he’s actually Afrikaans and his middle name is also “Francois”, so he chose Francois van Coke as his coach.

Knockout Round:

(This happened last week Sunday)

During the KnockOuts, his coach, Francois first sent him to the Danger Zone, where he had to wait to see whether he would be picked for the next round. He sang another “girl’s song”, Pink’s “What About Us”, and Riky Rick said it was his favourite performance. “You nailed every note,” said his coach. At the end of the show, Francois decided that he indeed deserved to be safe and going to The Battles. 

The talent on The Voice SA is absolutely incredible, and we had to invite two contestants to the show. 

Matthew joined Rian and the Scenic Drive team to perform his audition song, "When We Were Young" by Adele.


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