Against all odds, they made it! Idols SA top 16 revealed

After the long theatre auditions week, the biggest singing competition in Mzansi, South African Idols finally have the season 16 top 16 contestants.

While 15 contestants, among them, DJ Zinhle’s favourite Matevhu, found out it that it was the end of the road for them, 16 of them were put out of their misery when they were given the news that they will be part of the top 16 contestants who will in the coming weeks battle it out for the ultimate first prize.

Matevhu, who performed Jazmine Sullivan’s hit song I Need You, was the first to go. “DJ Zinhle said she wants to do a song with you. That on its own is a kind of a win. The competition is very tough. It makes it hard for us to choose who goes through and who doesn’t. Unfortunately, this is the end of the road for you as far as Idols SA season 16 is concerned, Askies!” Somizi broke the news.

An emotional Matevhu was disappointed but she had made room for this kind of setback. But not all was lost for her.

Twenty-year-old Ntokozo was the first to make the top 16, followed by Zama – the competition’s youngest contestant this season – who appeared to be too nervous to face the judges. The judges had their doubts but, her group and solo performance were solid enough to convince the judges that the teenager was ready for the big stage. “You have to want to win it. It’s not easy taking risks. But we want to take a risk on you. You are in,” Unathi delivered Zama’s final judgment.

However, 15 people had to go home and 16 – eight ladies and eight gentlemen – are left to fight for the number one spot.

The boys Group A of the top 16 will be the first to set the live stage on fire with their performances next week Sunday. They will also be performing for your votes.


Our Season Sweet 16 Top 16 is as follows:











Mr Music






Season 16 of Idols SA broadcasts on Sundays at 17:00 on Mzansi Magic Channel 161, and we look forward to seeing more drama, more emotional as well as spectacular performances.


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