Coast well represented at Voice of Namibia finale
Competition reaches climax
12 September 2021 | Art and Entertainment
Lin-Marie Coetzee; Finalist; “If I win, I will dedicate it to my brother because he encourages me a lot.”
The coast is represented by four talented vocalists at the finale in this year’s Voice of Namibia singing competition, scheduled to take place at the Windhoek Country Club on 9 October.
One of the finalists, Lin-Marie Coetzee (20), expressed her excitement about reaching the finale again.
“I am very excited to be in the final again because the last time, I finished as a runner-up. This year, the competition is tight and everyone is very talented. If I win, I will dedicate it to my brother because he encourages me a lot,” she said.
Her brother, Drikus Coetzee is a cyclist, who has aspirations of qualifying for the Olympic Games.
Another contestant is Andeline Wieland (26).
Apart from being a jewellery designer, the multi-talented Wieland is Miss Supranational Namibia 2020 second runner-up, Miss Continents 2017, a Miss Namibia 2016 first runner-up and was a contestant on The Bachelor South Africa Season 2.
“My breathing changed completely since being sick with Covid-19. However, I have found it to be a very fun filled challenge. There are so many incredibly talented singers of so many different genres and so many different voice types. Namibia is incredibly blessed with talent,” she said.
Although, Coetzee and Wieland currently reside in Windhoek, they are both originally from Swakopmund.
The other two contestants representing the Erongo region are John-Raymond “JR” Cupido and Jessica Strydom from Walvis Bay and Swakopmund respectively.
The finale of the Voice of Namibia comprises 12 finalists. The competition, which started in 2018, was won by Heiko Doedens last year.