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The Voice SA: Craig Lucas wins!

Craig Lucas wins The Voice SA. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
Craig Lucas wins The Voice SA. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
Craig Lucas is the new voice of SA.

Craig Lucas will be reaching new heights after being crowned the winner of The Voice SA season two.

South Africans have chosen 23-year-old Craig Lucas from Elsies Rivier as the new voice of SA.

The star-studded finale was nothing short of spectacular as the top 7 and guest artists graced the stage.

Coaches Bobby van Jaarsveld, Lira, Karen Zoid and Kahn Morbee opened the show with Europe’s The Final Countdown.

From left to right: Bobby van Jaarsveld, Kahn Morbee, Karen Zoid and Lira. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
From left to right: Bobby van Jaarsveld, Kahn Morbee, Karen Zoid and Lira. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)

Caroline-Grace Brüssow was joined by Afrikaans singer Nádine.

Caroline-Grace Brüssow (left) and Nádine (right). (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
Caroline-Grace Brüssow (left) and Nádine (right). (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)

Josh Ansley wowed the crowd with Magdalene Minnaar and Craig Lucas rocked the stage with Jimmy Nevis.

Josh Ansley (PictureL Abishek Sewnarain)
Josh Ansley. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)

Luke Lovemore teamed up with former contestant Thembeka Mnguni while PJ Pretorius paired up with Gavin Edwards.

Samantha Leonard belted out a song with pianist Nianell.

Samantha Leonard. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
Samantha Leonard. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)

Fatman brought the funk with entertainer Emo Adams.

Emo Adams (left) and Fatman (right). (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
Emo Adams (left) and Fatman (right). (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)

In the end, Craig Lucas surprised everyone when he beat fan favourite Josh Ansley.

Josh Ansley (left) and Craig Lucas (right). (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
Runner-up Josh Ansley (left) with winner Craig Lucas (right). (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)

This is now the second year in a row that Kahn Morbee has secured the title of winning coach. He must be doing something right!

Apart from being the winner, Craig was also lucky enough to walk away with:

  • A recording contract with Universal Music South Africa
  • R250 000 in cash from Dialdirect
  • A range of Samsung products worth R100 000
  • A Subaru Impreza 2.0 Premium CVT
  • R100 000 worth of Truworths fashion

The other six contestants also went home with a range of fantastic prizes.

An emotional Craig could not believe he won and said it still felt like a dream to him.

Craig Lucas wins The Voice SA. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
Craig Lucas wins The Voice SA. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)

“It’s all just very overwhelming. I’m still waiting to realise that it’s all real.”

The recent graduate is also a bad driver – he has failed his driver’s test five times. Upon receiving the keys to his brand-new Subaru, Craig said: “I’m a bad driver, but I’ll learn to drive!”

Check out some of the pictures from the night below.

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  • Bobby van Jaarsveld. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Bobby van Jaarsveld. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • Lira. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Lira. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • Kahn Morbee. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Kahn Morbee. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • Karen Zoid. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Karen Zoid. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • The top 4. The top 4.
  • Caroline-Grace Brüssow and Samantha Leonard. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Caroline-Grace Brüssow and Samantha Leonard. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • Brad Klynsmith from Gangs of Ballet. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Brad Klynsmith from Gangs of Ballet. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • Craig Lucas wins The Voice SA. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Craig Lucas wins The Voice SA. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • Craig Lucas holds his cheque prize. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Craig Lucas holds his cheque prize. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • Craig Lucas receives his car keys. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Craig Lucas receives his car keys. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • Luke Lovemore (L), Josh Ansley (C) and Samantha Leonard (R) with a prize. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)Luke Lovemore (L), Josh Ansley (C) and Samantha Leonard (R) with a prize. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)
  • PJ Pretorius (L), Caroline-Grace Brüssow (C) and Fatman (R) with a prize. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain) PJ Pretorius (L), Caroline-Grace Brüssow (C) and Fatman (R) with a prize. (Picture: Abishek Sewnarain)

(Featured Image: Abishek Sewnarain)

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Yasmeen Osman