Meet your #IdolsSA top 2 contestants
Meet your #IdolsSA top 2 contestants
And then there have been two, as Idols Season 16 reaches the ultimate stretch. After months of a troublesome season made even tougher by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 16th season of SA Idols is finally on the ultimate stretch of the competition.
Commenting about Mr Music’s performance of his new single, ‘Ngikhethe Kahle’, Randall Abrahams said it had been his best performance so far , while Unathi Nkayi said he had been the foremost hard-working of the highest three.
Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung said the song was perfect for him and it might be successful .
Zama’s single, ‘Ndizobizwa’, was also well-received by the judges, with all of them agreeing that not only did she look beautiful, she had also performed beautifully.
Somizi summed up their feeling by saying that she was at her most comfortable because she owned the song. It seemed like Zama and was beautiful like Zama,” he said.
Randall added that her new home, Kalawa Jazzmee was lucky to possess a musician like her, who could sing almost anything.
Finally, it had been Brandon’s address showcase his offering, U’hambe, with the judges praising him for his performance, but saying they wished he had connected more with viewers and voters.
For all his best efforts and months of fantastic performances, Bruce couldn’t convince enough of the 22-million voters that he could fill the shows left behind by last year’s Idol, Luyolo Yiba.
Having bowed out of the competition, it’s now up to the voters to make a decision between Mr Music and Zama and their performances tonight didn’t make this choice any easier, with both Idols hopefuls having saved their best for this vital evening.
Mr Music returned to sing his very first audition song, Linda’s ‘Ngamthanda Umuntu’.
Randall remarked how different the primary attempt sounded to the present performance, yet he remained at the centre of it all.
“Tonight , you’re right there and you’re owning the song and you’ve got to stay that in mind that the one that was singing this song at his first audition, hoping for the judges to settle on him and hoping for votes is that the same person standing here within the top two,” he said.
While Unathi commented that South Africa loved him because he had given the simplest version of himself throughout the show.
Somizi too loved the performance, repeating that if there was anyone who would make a tremendous finalist, it had been Mr Bruce.
His second performance his own favourite of the show was Sun-EL Musician and Ami Faku’s ‘Into Ingawe’, which had Somizi giving him his ultimate nod, the “whoo shem”.
“You appear as if the Afro-pop prince you’re ,” he said, while Randall and Unathi said his endearing qualities, singing ability and desire to win would make sure that fans would vote for him to the very end.
Zama performed her first top two offering the song she sang for her final theatre week audition, Without You by Mariah Carey.
“We fell crazy with you the instant we met you,” Unathi said, while Somizi said he was sad that the song had ended. “I can’t get enough of your voice,” he added.
Randall took the chance to supply a word of recommendation . “Your singing is extremely good, but you would like to imbue that performance with emotion and absolutely abandoning ,” he said.
On her second performance, her favourite ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ by Jennifer Hudson, Randall said he had nothing to mention but that next week’s competition was getting to be a humdinger.
Unathi was reduced to joyful giggles at the performance, thanking her for giving her best.
Somizi was beside himself with joy, saying “When you sleep tonight, you’ll do so knowing that whatever happens, you probably did it your all, you killed it. you’ve got given it your all that was amazing! You deserve a standing ovation!”
”Next week South Africa will determine who is that the next SA Idol is. South Africa’s 16th Idol will become a moment millionaire, and win among other great prizes, Samsung products to the worth of R150,000 and therefore the all new Toyota Starlet 1.4. XR Manual. Of course, the grand prize may be a recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee.
“All that’s left to try to to in the week is for the voters to form their final judgment on who deserves to be SA Idol who takes home of these great prizes.