Based: Cape Town

Robin Pieters a professional musician who recently starred in David Kramer’s production of Orpheus in Africa at the Fugard Theatre, studied music at the Cape Music Institute and has done backup vocals for many famous South Africans. He even opened for international acts like Tevin Campbell and Tamia. But now it’s his turn, he says. “I’ve been backing for a lot of artists, and I want it to be me now,” he says. Robin had his heart set on nabbing Lira as a coach because he thought she would be able to accelerate his solo career. After his stunning Blind audition, however, all four of the coaches swivelled their chairs around, leaving him in tears. He stuck to his plans, however, and chose to be part of #TeamLira