With a huge range and incredible voice, this versatile performer wants to make a difference with his talents, and it’s already showing!
Johannesburg, South Africa – Yahto Kraft is a name South Africa may not have heard of before, but it’s one we all need to know (and soon will)!
Yahto is a musical theatre student who is fashion-forward and gender-queer and he owns it with rock-solid confidence that belies his young age of 18. He reveals that this is mostly down to how supportive his parents have been from a very young age. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his name which means “blue” in a Native American language. His mom said she was resolute about naming him after the colour blue to remind him his dreams could stretch from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest point in the sky.
He’s been doing voice-training since he was only six and would even entertain shoppers at malls. As such, he feels born for the stage, the one place he’s always free to live out his wildest dreams.
Yahto has joined “Team Lira” on The Voice South Africa 2019 and is set to take the reality singing competition to new heights.
One of the crucial premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent. The four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and occasionally perform with them. Talents are selected in blind auditions, where the coaches cannot see, but only hear the auditioner.
And with six studio albums, three live concert films, an autobiography and many performances on the international stage under her belt, Lira’s accomplishments mean that Yahto is well matched!
With a huge range and incredible voice, this versatile performer wants to make a difference with his talents, and his first two renditions are already showing his amazing talent!
Watch the incredible performance during “knockouts” below:
And watch his original audition here: