Last week, Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung was left speechless when Ntokozo was evicted from “Idols SA”, and this week, Ndoni’s bowing out of the competition was equally shocking.
With her gone, it left four hopefuls still in the running.
Brandon, ZanoThando, Zama and Mr Music battled it out on stage alongside the glamorous Mzansi Gay Choir for their second performances.
With their first performance, the singers were tasked with selecting one of Kalawa Jazmee’s biggest tracks and making it their own – paying homage to what might be their new musical home, if they win.
First to be called up, ZanoThando took to stage with DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota featuring Dr Malinga’s “Via Orlando”, that earned him rave comments all around.
ZanoThando failed to impress the judges last week, and seemingly took Somizi’s advice of picking songs that suit his voice.
And that is exactly what impressed Somizi, who said that if he would stick to local music, he definitely has a chance to win the competition. “You have us a full package,” he said.
Unathi Nkayi thought vocally, “Via Orlando” was the best thus far, reminding him also of the history of the song on the show. It was sung by Musa Sekwene who went to win the competition.
Randall Abrahams commended his song choice.
His second song choice was Caiphus Semenya’s “Angelina”, backed by the Mzansi Gay Choir.
Unathi said she didn’t think he would be able to top his first performance, but he did, while Somizi commented that he was on fire.
ZanoThando’s performance brought the question “what week is it?” from Randall, who claimed that his performance was an “amazing showstopper”.
Mr Music was second on stage and gave a soulful rendition of Mafikizolo’s “Emlanjeni” that earned him a standing ovation from Somizi and the coveted “Whoooo Shem!”.
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