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It’s down to six contestants on ‘Idols SA’

It was an electrifying night at Mosaïek Teatro as the ‘Idols SA’ contenders revisited opening auditions and serenaded with Grammy-awarded hits.

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Only six hopefuls remain in the last season of Idols SA which is set to crown its winner on 4 November.


On Saturday, 30 September’s episode, the top six contestants took center stage, first offering a nostalgic nod to memorable opening auditions and later setting the stage on fire with tunes from Grammy Award winners.

Unfortunately, Thando didn’t make the cut, leaving the competition without a final performance.

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Envic emerged as the first contestant to own the stage, in homage to Karabo’s rendition of Nathi’s Nomvula. He then delivered a heartfelt performance of When a Man Loves a Woman by David Foster.

“You’re destined for stardom,” noted Somizi Mhlongo, while JR Bogopa advised him on fine-tuning his stage theatrics.

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His performance was followed by Faith’s revisiting Lennymars’ audition with Daniel Caesar’s Best Part and later grooving to Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing. However, the night wasn’t entirely in his favour as Somizi said he must grasp the essence of a hit song.

Astonishing everyone with her take on Thapelo’s audition, Niikiey performed Inkanyezi by Mondli Ngcobo, and later Knocks You Down by Keri Hilson. Thembi acknowledged her unmatched versatility while Somizi emphasised her rich and distinct voice, urging her not to compromise her talent.

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Thabo chose Moipone’s audition song, I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner, which had the audience singing along. His soul-stirring rendition of In Love with Another Man by Jazmine Sullivan brought tears to many eyes.

A deeply moved Somizi said, “I’ve never seen someone fight so hard. You’ve proven that the divine truly exists through music.”

Then it was Nkosi’s turn who took on Samkelo’s version of Seal’s Kiss From A Rose, but his rendition of John Legend’s All of Me fell short for the judges as JR felt a lack of heart in the performance.

Closing off the show was Princess who stunned with her interpretation of Loveness’s audition, Beyoncé’s Dangerously in Love, and followed up with a powerful performance of Falling by Alicia Keys.

“You blew the roof off tonight. You showed me that South Africa has talent that can compete globally,” declared JR, praising her incredible act.