‘Idols SA’ reveals season 16 finalists

‘Idols SA’ is almost at the of season 16, and after more 22 million votes were cast, the top two contestants that will be facing off in the finale were revealed by the music competition.

The very lowkey Mr Music, together with Mzansi’s fave, Zama will battle are the two contestants that will be battling it out for the title next week Sunday. Unfortunately, Brandon had to bow out of the competition, but not before he performed his first ever single “U’hambe” – along with the other two contestants – Mr Music singing his song “Ngikhethe Kahle” and Zama coming through with “Ndizobizwa”.

The two remaining contestants still had to compete, performing two songs each for the night – a remake of any song during the audition phase and their favourite performances of the season. Mr Music gave a shot at “Ngamthanda Umuntu” by Linda, followed by Amu Faku’s “Into Ingawe”, a song that got both Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung and Unathi Nkayi dancing on their seats. Both performances earned him rave reviews from all three judges, with Unathi responding to a tweet that questioned why she and Somizi seemed extra happy with him securing his top two spot.

For her first performance, Zama sang her final theatre week audition song by Mariah Carey, “Without You”. Randall Abrahams advised her to show more emotion, saying “people listen to music or go to music concerts in order to reach an emotional or spiritual place they may not necessarily be able to get to all on their own. Her second performance seemed to go down much better, as she sang Jennifer Hudson’s version of “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. The judges were all smiles, Somizi dubbing it an amazing performance and Unathi thanking her for fighting till the end.

Next week Sunday, the ‘Idols SA’ finale will be packed with amazing performances from Cassper Nyovest, Busiswa and Vusi Nova, among others.

 

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