Bonteheuwel’s PJ Twins – Peter and John Telmarkes – made it to the finals of The Voice SA but the top spot was not to be theirs, as Brackenfell’s Tasché Burger walked off with the title.
At the finale at the Mosaiek Teatro in Johannesburg on Sunday July 8, Eon le Roux was voted off first, followed by the PJ Twins and then Siki Jo-Ann and finally Soné Joubert.
Nineteen-year-old Tasché, the youngest of the finalists, said she was ecstatic about her win and that the feeling was “quite surreal”.
She said that in five years she hoped to be a successful music artist and make a difference in the music industry.
“I just want to sing. I would love to work with the coaches again, they are amazing people. I thank my coach for having my back and for all the support, it’s been a crazy time. The most difficult part has been being away from home. I miss my family and I can’t wait to go back home. My advice to future contestants is to grab each opportunity with both hands and give it all you’ve got,” she said.
She said that she would like to start out producing Afrikaans music and then do both English and Afrikaans.
“Whatever songs make me comfortable and I connect with I will do that, and I want to start off with country rock,” she said.
The PJ Twins encouraged all youth to explore their talents no matter what their circumstances and said that although they had not been crowned the winners they had achieved a lot and were still winners to their fans, family and, of course, themselves.
Peter said while the journey had been “crazy and difficult”, it had been great to meet new people and find their true selves in the competition.
“Our journey has really been great. There has been a lot we had to learn and learn about ourselves. We had to work hard, keep focused and keep our eye on the ball. Being in the top five has been a great achievement for us. We enjoyed all of our songs,” he said.
John said that he was happy that they had made it this far and hoped to produce music in the near future as well as a music video soon.
“We will show people what we have to offer and continue to do great music. Wherever we go, wherever we perform we will always be from the Cape Flats. Anyone that needs help is most welcome to approach us,” he said.
They both agreed that finishing one’s education before pursuing one’s passion, was important. And then, they added, stay humble, and work hard to achieve the goal you set.