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‘Idols SA’ top 10 season 19 Top 10 (from left to right) Lungelo, Thabo, Lungile, Thando, Sena, Envic, Nkosi, Princess, Niikiey and Faith. Image supplied

Meet ‘Idols SA’s’ last-ever top 10

The final-ever top 10 of ‘Idols SA’ were unveiled in a spectacular live show that featured soulful and vibey performances.

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‘Idols SA’ top 10 season 19 Top 10 (from left to right) Lungelo, Thabo, Lungile, Thando, Sena, Envic, Nkosi, Princess, Niikiey and Faith. Image supplied

Saturday, 2 September’s Idols SA episode saw the viewers being introduced to the five girls and guys who have made it to the last-ever top 10.


The five ladies and five gents making up the season 19 top 10 are, in no particular order: Nkosi, Lungile, Faith, Sena, Niikiey, Envic, Princess, Thabo, Lungelo, and Thando. Sadly, this marks the end of the Idols SA journey for Neve and Sipho.

The performances were themed ‘New kids on the block’, which saw them perform the hottest hits from the newest and hottest artists.

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Nkosi kicked off the top 10 show with Ami Faku’s Ubuhle Bakho, impressing the judges. Somizi Mhlongo said: “You are a very simple guy, but you have proven that simplicity can be very effective.”

Next was Lungile, who took on the Soa Mattrix hit Mina Nawe. While Somizi and JR Bogopa had mixed feedback, Thembi Seete called it a “beautiful performance”.

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For his performance, Faith sang Murumba Pitch and Omit ST’s Imvula, with the judges praising his “stage presence” and “charisma.”

Faith’s performance was followed by Sena’s, who performed Mthunzi’s Ngibambe La, earning praise from all judges.

“You are flawless. You do your vocal gymnastics so effortlessly. That’s called a performance, ” Somizi gushed.

Idols SA S19 judges JR, THembi and Somizi
Idols SA S19 judges JR, THembi and Somizi. Image Supplied

Niikiey took on Nomfundo Moh’s hit Umona, which left all three judges impressed.then it was Envic’s turn. He sang Coco Jones’ ICU.

JR said: “It’s a pleasure to watch you. When I see someone who loves music as much as I do, I become a big fan of who they are. I’m a big fan of yours.”

Princess, who sang Monalisa by Lojay, earning praise from Somizi for her versatility.

Thabo took on Aubrey Qwana’s Molo, bringing the audience to their feet. The judges enjoyed his performance, with Thembi saying: “What surprised me the most was how comfortable you are. You used the stage, and you held it down!”

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After that was Lungelo, who sang Aymos and Ami Faku’s Fatela.

“That was straight to the point. You came, you hit the stage, delivered, and made your point clear. You solidified who you are and how much of a power you can be,” JR said.

Wrapping up the show was Thando with a rendition of Lady Amar’s Hamba Juba, to mixed reactions from the judges. “Yes, it’s a competition and you’re trying to show vocal gymnastics, but it didn’t go as well as I would have loved it to,” said Somizi.