And so the culling continues… Idols season 9 has narrowed down the hopefuls to just ten and one of the names below will be the new South African Idol.
BENJAMIN TAINTON (19) from Noordhoek in Cape Town [@TaintonBenjamin]
BRENDEN LEDWABA (19) from Graskop in Mpumalanga [@brenden_praise]
BUNNY MAJAJA (26) from Florida Glen in Johannesburg [@BunnyMajaja]
CHRISTINA WILLIAMS (21) from Port Elizabeth [@_c_williams]
CRYSTALENE NAIR (24) from Durban [@CrystaleneNair]
INNOCENT MABUSHE (27) from Phalaborwa in Limpopo province [@innocentmabushe]
MUSA SUKWENE (26) from eMalahleni in Mpumalanga [@musathevoice]
SONKE MAZIBUKO (21) from Soweto [@sonke_mazibuko]
TUMI LESENJANE (21) from Midrand [@mizzt100]
And ZOË ZANA (19) from Bishop Lavis in Cape Town [@zoe_zana]
Question is, who’s got your vote?
So earlier this week, the names of the top 16 Idols contestants were announced. For the most part, everyone is happy but the noticeable absence of the twins has caused quite a stir. Alas, the decision has been made and I don’t foresee any changes being made. So forward we go… On Sunday viewers will get to see the guys on stage and if you’re wondering what they’ll be singing, then check out the list below:
BENJAMIN TAINTON (19) – Avicii’s mega-hit “Wake Me Up.
Big song… No pressure!
BRENDEN LEDWABA (19) – Rihanna’s “Stay”.
If he nails this one, he might just secure his place in the top 5 and more.
INNOCENT MABUSHE (27) – Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”.
Fun song. It seems easy, but I don’t think it’s as easy as it appears. This will be interesting.
JONATHAN ‘JONO’ JOHANSEN (16)- The Script’s “Millionaires”.
Fun, pop song. It’s kinda safe… my opinion.
LEE-RON MALGAS (18) Eric Benet’s “Harriet Jones”.
I don’t know the song, but I dig him and I think his interpretation of the song will be a good one.
MAKHOSONKE “SONKE” MAZIBUKO (21) – Rihanna’s “Diamonds”.
Big song, it’ll get people singing along… Lets hope their voices don’t drown his voice out 😉
PHILIP DUBE (20) – R. Kelly’s “Believe In Me”.
Always a popular artist to sing. I’m looking forward to this one.
MUSA SUKWENE (26) – Chris Brown’s “Don’t Judge Me”.
Love this song… Lets see how Musa does.
Those are my thoughts. What do you think? Don’t forget you can see all the interviews, videos and a lot more news on the official site.
Can you believe it? We’re down to the top 16 already in this season of #IdolsSA. Did you watch the show? DRAMA.com huh? Alas, these are the top 16 contestants… and one of them will be your new Idol. Who will it be? Have you got any favourites yet?
AMY JONES (20) from Paarl in the Western Cape
BENJAMIN TAINTON (19) from Noordhoek in Cape Town
BRENDEN LEDWABA (19) from Graskop in Mpumalanga
BUNNY MAJAJA (26) from Florida Glen in Johannesburg
CARLÉ VAN DEVENTER (30) from Centurion in Gauteng
CHRISTINA WILLIAMS (21) from Port Elizabeth
CRYSTALENE NAIR (24) from Newlands West in Durban
INNOCENT MABUSHE (27) from Phalaborwa in Limpopo province
JONO JOHANSEN (16) from Glenwood in Durban
LEE-RON MALGAS (18) from Kensington in Cape Town
MUSA SUKWENE (26) from eMalahleni in Mpumalanga
PHILIP DUBE (20) from Kempton Park in Gauteng
SONKE MAZIBUKO (21) from Soweto
TAUNA COLLIER (26) from Morningstar in Cape Town
TUMI LESENJANE (21) from Midrand
ZOË ZANA (19) from Bishop Lavis in Cape Town
Next week the top 8 guys will sing for your votes. Lines close on Monday and the results will be announced on Tuesday evening. Then the following week, the girls will take to the stage in Pretoria, all in the hopes of getting one step closer to one of the most coveted titles on South African TV.