Pretoria 31 Jan: SA’s Spectacular Diva Show
Venue: Monte de Dios
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SA’s Spectacular Diva Show
Entertainment & Events Factory is well-known for functions, artists and glamour events. They are proud to announce their new production SA’s Spectacular Diva Show in collaboration with the following divas that will perform at this glamorous event: Corlea, Demi-Lee Moore, Monique Steyn, Liezel Pieters and Nadine.
According to Rex van Deventer, EE Factory’s CEO, the idea to bring all these amazing artists together on one stage, was born two years ago. “I made contact with them and asked if they would be interested in this concept. Everyone was very excited about the possibility. It is indeed a challenge to combine their voices, which I consider as the Top 5 female vocalists in the country, as they are very diverse. They are extremely talented and this collaboration will need a lot of planning, but is done in such a way that the challenge is an absolute pleasure.”
The planning of the Diva Show will most probably take two months to finalise, as everyone’s schedules must coincide and adapt so that there is enough time to meet and practise. This is also the reason why a process such as this can become an elongated one to ensure everything is perfect.
President Kruger Children’s Home will form part of these concerts and 50% of the funds made will be donated to them.
“I am very excited about this incredibly strong concept that will take place in our very own country, especially as the spotlight will also fall on women’s rights. The worth of these five women will ensure a successful production and something to remember.”
Corlea says that duets are much more of a challenge than solo songs. “One has to ensure you collaborate in such a way to add to each other and not take away from the other person. In a solo performance there is only one voice, in a duet you have to adapt to each other’s voices. You must listen to each other and deliver a performance that people can feel. When you succeed, it is magical.”
The Divas show is a bit more complicated than the planning needed for Pop vs Rap show. The five women all have different styles which makes it a bit more difficult. “All of us grew up with the same music and styles and we sing ballads, so it will be interesting to find a balance between the five of us. It is an amazing feeling when it does happen. I have a lot of respect for the girls; everyone brings something unique to the table. I can hardly wait to see how the audience will react to us on stage. I think is will be something to behold and I am just so excited!”
Demi-Lee Moore enjoys to perform with other artists. “Every one of us knows our voices and knows what our talent is and strongest points vocally, which makes it easier to work together. The concept to get five women to sing together is very unique and offers something different, which made this an easy decision to become a part of the Diva-concept.”
One of the best things an artist can do is to share their talents with others and see how it evolves and adapts. “It is a challenge, but I think more singers should collaborate. It is one of the best feelings that women can stand together and pull off a production such as this in a career mostly dominated by men. It is beautiful when women can stand together and give each other a place in the sun. I believe it exudes a good message to everyone out there.”
Liezel Pieters says all the singers in this production are known to them, so that makes it less challenging. Everyone’s voices are well practised and it won’t be difficult to collaborate with each other. “This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of this production, my passion is to sing and be on stage. To share a stage with these amazingly talented singers, will only be a pleasure.”
Liezel says it takes a lot of planning and determination to produce a production such as this. To have women with amazing voices like these girls eases the process.
“Most of us have a background of big productions which makes a concept like this easier and a pleasant challenge. Even though we practise thoroughly, I still experience a flutter in my tummy, but it is comforting to know that these experienced artists share the same passion which makes it easier.”
Liezel says she enjoys different singing in different voices/harmonies with other artists and knows this is going to be an enriching experience.
Nadine doesn’t see it as a challenge, but as a wonderful opportunity to fuse talent on stage. You know how you sound and feel and now you can see someone else perform exactly the same song that they prepared with their interpretation.
“Every song is a story and to perform and tell the story along with someone else is enriching and a privilege. Every opportunity where I had the privilege to perform with someone else, I took a memory in my heart from stage which I’ll always remember.”
Nadine says the way singers’ voices collaborate and how you feel in that very moment is often because of experience. It is when everything is going in the right direction and you sing a duet with other singers and experience when everyone is in exactly the same moment. It is not something you can really describe, it’s like running a relay race and you hand over to someone else – every athlete has his or her own way but everyone shares the same goal.
“Artists usually see each other at events or in the media or you hear a new song and you think wow you’d really like to sing with this singer, it would be nice to tell the story of this song with her. You tend to see each other’s qualities and range and when you then get the opportunity to work with that person, you grab it with both hands.
Time and planning can work out quite well because you know your favourite song that you want to sing and you know what works for you and the audience. Sometimes there is an old song that you always wanted to sing but never had the chance or sometimes you want to perform new music. This is the platform to do it and do what you love and makes it easier to choose your songs.”
She says when you are an artist in heart and soul and something you want to share with people, it is something that drives you when you are exhausted, that inspires and excites you.
“It’s an indescribable feeling to stand on a stage and you know you are an artist in heart and soul and in that very moment you can do it and it works so well. You make and take memories with a team of women and it’s a fantastic opportunity. What the audience see is a once in a lifetime opportunity because you know today is probably the first and the last time that it will be sung in a certain way.”
To book this production (for your city, school, festival, church or company function), contact Entertainment & Event Factory today on 071 600 8800.