#IdolsSA top 4 song choices

The Top 4 will take to the stage this week, performing songs based on the “Old School/ New School” theme. What will they sing? Here’s a look at what the remaining five have chosen, but what only four will perform:

 

Old School:

Bongi Silinda (24) – Brenda Fassie hit “Too Late For Mama”.

JVB says: A very good song choice for Bongi. It has been an emotional week for South Africa and I feel like the emotion in this song will resonate with the viewers.

 

Kyle Deutschmann (27) – Zahara’s “Loliwe”

JVB says: Old school? Already? It’s more new school for me, but after what Kyle did with the Oasis track last week, I look forward to seeing what he has in store for us with this one.

 

Lize Mynhardt (21) – Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”,

JVB says: Nice track… Hopefully she will loosen up and have fun with this one.

 

London Louw (24) – Tina Turner’s “It”,

JVb says: I love me some Tina and with London peaking at this stage of the competition, I’m sure he’s going to bring it.

 

Vincent Bones (29) – “Sondela” by Ringo Madlingozi.

JVB says: Another winning song choice… I have no doubt in my mind that this will be a crowd favourite.

New School:

Bongi – Keri Hilson’s “Knock You Down”

JVB says: One of my all time favourites and I had the opportunity to meet both Keri and Ne-Yo. We chatted about the success of this song and how epic it is. How will Bongi fare? I think she’ll do well here.

 

Kyle – Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”,

JVB says – Katy Perry is the bomb and this is arguably one of her best songs. Again, another interesting song choice from Kyle.

 

Lize – Michael Bublé hit “Feeling Good”

JVB says – I’m expecting an epic performance here. The song is bold, sexy, strong and hopefully the stage and Liza’s stylist will rise to the occasion too.

 

London- Duffy’s “Mercy”

JVB says: London will shine here. It’s a fun track and I’m sure we can expect him to dance again. He’s showing off now really 😉

 

Vincent – Usher’s “Climax”.

JVB says: Good song. This is a sexy song and I’m sure we’ll see that emotive facial expression we’ve come to expect from Vincent to make its appearance once again.

 

Catch the show on M-Net and Mzansi Magic at 17:00 on Sunday or visit the official site at http://www.mnet.co.za/idolssa

IdolsSA top six song choices

I can’t believe we’re already down to seven (on Sunday it will be six) contestants in this season of Idols. It has been a great season and the talent this season is really strong, but speaking of strong… the big dogs are really starting to shine and without mentioning their names, you know who I’m referring to. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at what the contestants will be singing this week, bearing in mind one of them wont be lucky enough to sing their chosen song for the week

Bongi Silinda (24)- Mafikizolo “Happiness”.

JVB thinks… this is a good choice. It’s a very popular song and the duo that is Mafikizolo is hugely popular. Looking forward to this one.

Demi Lee (24)  Florence and the Machines “Dog Days Are Over”.

JVB thinks… I hope she has fun with this one. It’s a good song and very suited to her style and voice.

Kyle Deutschmann (27) John Newman’s “Love Me Again”.

JVB thinks… If he survives the vote, he might doing a different arrangement of this song. I love John Newman and this is one of my songs of the year so I’m interested to see how he interprets this one.

Lize Mynhardt (21) –  Jason Derulo’s “In My Head”.

JVB thinks… She’s pushing the boundaries and going out of her comfort zone a lot, which is good. I just don’t really know what sort of music she would like to produce and make herself. I think she’ll do a fair job here.

London Louw (24) “Problem” by Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea

JVB thinks… Hmmmm, not sure about this one. It’s a tough song choice because Iggy and Ariana are so different in their styles. It’s an upbeat track so the performance side of things will be good, but the singing bit I’m a bit concerned about. Your thoughts?

Musa Mashiane (27) – Jamiroquai’s “Love Foolosophy”.

JVB thinks… Fun, fun, fun. I’m sure he’ll enjoy himself and in doing so, so will the audience.

Vincent Bones (29) “Pluto”, from DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg.

JVB thnks… Arguably the biggest song of the year, so this is a smart move. Audiences will love it too, purely because of its massive appeal to all demographics. It will be nice to see him lighten it up a bit and have some fun.

Catch the show on M-Net and on Mzansi Magic at 17:00 this Sunday. I will also be Hanging out with the outsted contestants on Monday. Keep an eye out for that too 😉

Meet your #IdolsSA top 11

The #IdolsSA top 11 has been announced. The eleven hopefuls were announced during Sunday night’s live show on M-Net and Mzansi Magic. They will be vying for the Idols season ten title in the next couple of weeks. I must admit I’m a bit shocked by one of the top 11 (I won’t reveal who the person is) but it’s what the fans wanted, so who am I to question. Here are the eleven Idols finalists:

Vincent Verhoog (25)
Ivan Roux (24)
Bongi Silinda (23)
London Louw (24)
Vincent Bones (29)
Kyle Deutschmann (27)
Lize Mynhardt (21)
Musa Mashiane (24)
Tumi Morobane (21)
Demi Lee (24)
Roxy McVean (20)

Who stands out for you at this stage?