Lin-Mari wins Voice of Namibia

Singing to victory

19 October 2021 | Events

Lin-Mari Coetzee; Winner; “It still feels unreal…”

Windhoek • [email protected]



Swakopmund-based singer Lin-Mari Coetzee won the latest season of the Voice of Namibia singing competition held in the capital recently.

Having been a runner-up in the previous season, Lin-Mari went a step further by claiming the ultimate prize during the grand finalé, with a cover version of the Demi Lovato song “Anyone”. “It still feels unreal; I am trying to wrap my head around it,” she said.

By winning the competition, Lin-Mari went home with a N$8 000 cash prize sponsored by Essential Labour Solutions and a weekend for two at Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge valued at N$11 000.

According to the “The fool” hitmaker, she is ready to release two more songs before the year ends. She hinted that one of the songs will be in her mother tongue – Afrikaans, while the other will be in English.

Lin-Mari has over 20 songs which have been written to the tune of the piano. She started playing the instrument at the age of 10.
“My plan is to release an album.”

She possesses a Grade 5 in classical singing, which is a UNISA (University of South Africa) music qualification that ends at grade 8.

The finalé was contested by eleven singers. Walvis Bay-based singer John-Raymond “JR” Cupido clinched the second place while Bernadine Goliath took third spot. One of the judges, Savannah Collins, said the level of singing was superb. “It was fantastic. Everyone really stepped up and all of the judges were blown away. We really have amazing talent in Namibia,” she said. The other judges were Lomine Vermeulen, Theodore Cooksen, Claudine Nelson, Nadia Hanssen and Heiko Doedens.

Similar News

 

A closer look at Green Energy

3 days ago - 25 January 2022 | Events

Prof Anicia Peters will host a public talk on Namibia and Green Energy at the Scientific Society on Thursday, 27 January at 19:00.Prof Peters is...

Bonanza scales tip in favour of Steenbras

1 month - 26 December 2021 | Events

Swakopmund ∙ [email protected] For most of the morning on the day of the 34th Penguin Angling Club angling bonanza held at Henties Bay, the...

Gearing up for the Bonanza!

1 month - 24 December 2021 | Events

The Swakopmund-based Penguin Angling Club (PAC) has decided to continue staging the customary year-end Angling Bonanza following the huge success of the last year’s event.The...

’n Smullekker kapitaalinspuiting

1 month - 21 December 2021 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] Alle paaie het die naweek na die Nedbank Swakop Food Fest gelei waar vakansiegangers van oral en veral die liefhebbers...

Swakopmund fair exhibitors left wanting

1 month - 19 December 2021 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] The annual Swakopmund Christmas fair graced the town just in time for some last Christmas shopping. Some exhibitors however felt they...

All-Day Christmas Market

1 month - 17 December 2021 | Events

Swakopmund ∙ Kevin SantyThe Swakopmund Night Market is preparing for its fourth and final market of the year at Tiger Reef. The event organised...

Food fest venue poses a conundrum

1 month - 15 December 2021 | Events

Swakopmund • [email protected] organiser of the Nedbank Swakop Food Fest, Dalene Stephanus, says that she is hitting a brick wall with regard to the location...

Spinning disks to make a difference

1 month - 09 December 2021 | Events

Walvis Bay • [email protected] A fundraising initiative with a difference will take place at Dolphin Park on Friday.A group of local Disco Jockey’s...

Miss Nam’s national costume revealed

1 month - 07 December 2021 | Events

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The Miss Namibia national costume for the Miss Universe competition was revealed on the local pageant’s social media platforms. Chelsi Shikongo...

Get your science on with the Goethe

1 month - 03 December 2021 | Events

The Goethe Science Week Film Festival takes place in Swakopmund from 6 to 11 December 2021. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation...

Latest News

Namibia drops on corruption index

18 hours ago | Local News

Windhoek ∙ [email protected] Namibia has been ranked 58 out of 180 countries by Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, on...

Two-year pandemic exposes vast schisms...

18 hours ago | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected] Nearly two years after the World Health Organisation first sounded the alarm about a novel coronavirus outbreak spreading across the globe,...

Don’t bank on oil yet

19 hours ago | Business

Windhoek ∙ Jo-Maré Duddy No commercial discovery of oil has yet been made in the Graff-1 exploration well offshore Namibia in the Petroleum Exploration...

Safety audit underway after freak...

19 hours ago | Accidents

Walvis Bay • [email protected] A full internal investigation has been launched by Erongo Marine Enterprises (EME) after a freak accident that claimed the life...

Forensic analyst says THC is...

20 hours ago | Crime

Swakopmund • [email protected] The state’s last witness in the ongoing trial of Swakopmund resident Cheryl Green (59), in which she is facing charges...

Highly contagious bird flu confirmed...

1 day - 27 January 2022 | Environment

Swakopmund • [email protected] The suspicious deaths of Cape cormorants along the coast between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund about two weeks ago is caused...

NAMFISA cautions the public on...

2 days ago - 26 January 2022 | Business

The Namibia Financial Institution Supervisory Institutions (NAMFISA) is cautioning the public on microlenders retaining possession of bank cards and PIN codes, original identification documents, original...

MTC completes 271 houses in...

2 days ago - 26 January 2022 | Infrastructure

Breaking the archaic patriarchal status-quo on land ownership, 75% of the 271 houses built by the Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) were awarded to low-income earning...

Namport welcomes new executive for...

2 days ago - 26 January 2022 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) announced the appointment of Richard Mutonga Ibwima as the new executive for port operations from 17 January 2022....

Load More