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‘Idols SA’ top 10 and ProVerb Image via Twitter @ProVerbMusic

The chosen ones: Who made the ‘Idols SA’ top 10? [photos]

Randall Abrahams says the top 10 rounds of ‘Idols SA’ statistically has the most impact. With that being said, who made the cut?

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‘Idols SA’ top 10 and ProVerb Image via Twitter @ProVerbMusic

Season 17 of Idols SA is getting tougher and tougher and only one contestant will be the winner at the end. Sunday’s episode of Idols SA was full of drama, lots of energy and disappointment for a few as the top 16 became the top 10.

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Last night’s episode of Idols SA was unlike any other this season. Several superstar artists graced the Idols SA stage and the show opened with a performance by songstress Boohle and producer Busta 929. The two performed their collaboration, Amawaza.

Other artists who performed were rapper Big Zulu, Makhadzi, Prince Benza, Pabi Cooper and Reece Madlisa.

The Idols SA contestants performed in two groups, with Group A performing Cassper Nyovest’s Siyathandana and Group B performing Blaq Diamond’s 2020 hit SummerYoMuthi


Randall Abrahams shared that he felt the top 10 rounds of Idols SA statistically has the most impact, he also highlighted that falling out of the competition at the top three stages is a hard pill to swallow because of all the hard work that has been put into growing as an artist. 

“The thing to bear in mind is that no matter how far you go, if you’ve made it to the top 16 you can still go on to work hard and focus on your career,” said Abrahams. 

Unathi Nkayi shared that she feels the toughest moment of Idols SA is falling out of the competition in the top 16 rounds. 

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The Idols SA top 16 contestants were a ball of nerves as they waited to see who made the top 10. The first contestant to secure her spot in the top 10 was Nqobisile Linda. The next contestant to make the top 10 was 30-year-old Berry (Berenike Trytsman) from Cape Town. 

More contestants who made the top 10 were Daylin Sass, Sia Mzizi, Karabo Mathe, S’22Kile (S’thuthukile Langa), Monique Erens and Kevin Maduna. The last to make the top 10 was 22-year-old Ithana (Anathi Conjwa). 

The next episode of Idols SA will be a live show on Sunday 18 September and will feature performances from the top 10 contestants. There will be no eliminations in this show.