The Top 10, as chosen the voters, is made up of ZanoThando, Brandon, Succedor, Mr Music, Zama, Ntokozo, Be, Bongi, Jooma and Ndoni.
Of course, there were surprises, with judge Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung saying there are people in the Top 10 that he did not expect to make it through, and Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi saying they are glad that they do not have to be the ones voting. “We give the comments about the singing, South Africans fall in love with the voices,” Randall said.
Says Nomsa Philiso, the director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net: “The fans have spoken, but with the level of talent we have this year, I know it was not an easy decision to make,” she said. “I am glad that this is not the end of the road for the eliminated contestants – Idols has always prided itself on being the launchpad for new talent, so I know this is not the last we are going to see of these exceptional singers. Our guest performances tonight were testament to that,” she adds.
During tonight’s show, idols alumni Lungisa Xhamela and Nozipho, Loyiso Gijana and Rethabile Khumalo joined the likes of Langa Mavuso, Master KG and Nonceba as guest performers, proving that Idols SA, indeed, does open the doors to the world of showbiz.
“For the Top 10 – the competition is only going to get tougher going forward and it will be up to them to prove they have what it takes to be the next SA Idol.” Concludes Philiso.
Next week, viewers can look forward to more performances from the top 10 contestants, following which another round of voting will resume. But for this week, there will be no voting, giving fans a chance to reflect on their favourites’ past performances.
Idols SA season 16 is on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 on Sundays at 17h00