The final eight of the Idols SA Top 16 has been chosen and all roads lead to the big stage next week.
Last week, the first eight was chosen and the final eight was chosen tonight, 22 August, in a heated competition.
The ladies are dominating the top 16 as there are ten of them and six guys.
First to get into the top 16 this week was 21-year-old S’22kile who performed Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’.
Lucky number two was Ithana who looked stunning in an black and glittery dress. She sang Alicia Keys‘ Good Job as a tribute to the frontline workers who have been working tirelessly to save lives amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tesmin-Robyn also joined Ithana and S’22kile in the Top 16. Sinovuyo (20), also made it after she bounced back by singing Shawn Mendes’ Mercy, d
espite forgetting her lyrics during her solo performance.
Andiswa and Nqobile, also won the judges over and earned themselves a place in be top 16.
Daylin Sass managed to bring tears to Unathi’s eyes with his rendition of Save your Tears’ by The Weeknd.
Rounding off the top 16 was 16-year-ols Zukisa. The young singer had already said he would return next year if he didn’t make it his year, fortunately, he made it.
Speaking about the ladies dominating this season, Unathi said: “We were excited during the earlier auditions that the guys were exceptional this year, but the ladies have really impressed us and this round has really demonstrated how strong they are this year.”
From next week onwards, the top 16 will compete for the viewers’ votes as the competition enters the live stage phase.
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