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 😉

Idols 10 – and then there were 31

Idols SA X episode 5 - Hell Week (43)

The funny bit of the new season of Idols is done and dusted and now the hard work begins… I secretly wish we had more audition centers around the country because that would mean we could laugh a little more, but it’s time to get down to business. Last night’s episode dealt with the first bit of what has become known as ‘Hell week’… Hell because there’s very little time, very little sleep, a lot of nervous energy and plenty of tension – especially when it comes to the group sessions. The judges are ruthless and cull like it means nothing, so the contestants have to step up to the plate, bring their A-game and ensure that they have the drive, the passion and of course the talent to be the next South African Idol. Here are the 31 hopefuls going through to the next round of hell week. One thing’s for sure, one of these names will be shining bright come November: Boitumelo Morobane (20) from Johannesburg

Bongiwe Silinda (23) from Nelspruit

Celine Homan (17) from Gordon’s Bay

Chante Geary (20) from Witbank

Chloë Clark (25) from Durban

Demi Lee (24) from Durbanville

Dineo Moseki (20) from Tlakgameng in Northwest

Eddie Koeberg (24) from Plettenberg Bay

Hanan Baarth (20) from Cape Town

Ivan Roux (23) from Centurion

Kyle “London” Louw (24) from Cape Town

Kyle Deutschmann (26) from Durban

Lebogang Komane (19) from Ga Rankuwa

Leon van Zyl (18) from Springs

Lihle Buthelezi (25) from Ladysmith

Lize Mynhardt (21) from Stellenbosch

Lyle Tyrell (21) from Cape Town

Malibongwe Zulu (20) from Durban

Mirandi Smith (25) from Rustenburg

Monique Erens (17) from Cape Town

Morgan Deane Smith (30) from Cape Town

Musa Mashiane (27) from eMalahleni

Niyaaz Arendse (18) from Ottery

Olivia Cloud (16) from Johannesburg

Rowan de Villiers (23) from Durbanville

Roxy McVean (19) from Cape Town

Sarah Swanepoel (22) from Durbanville

Tebogo Louw (22) from Stellenbosch

Thulane Masango (23) from eMalahleni

Vincent Bones (29) from Durban

Vincent Verhoog (25) from Parow

Did you watch the show? Did you enjoy it? Did the right people go through? Holler with your comments

Idols X – 18 contestants from GP get a golden ticket

Idols SA X episode 1 - JHB auditions (29)

The new season of South African Idols kicked off on M-Net and Mzansi Magic on Sunday. This is the tenth season of the hit show, that has seen the likes of Heinz Winkler, Zoe Zana, Khaya Mthethwa, Lloyd Cele and Elvis Blue all become household names in Mzansi. The show continues to hit the high notes with audiences and so it’s no surprises Gareth Cliff, Unathi Msengana, Randall Abrahams and host Proverb are all back to find the next best unsigned singer in the land.

I missed the first episode last night but I’m told there were keepers and then there were the shockers. Did you watch? If so, who caught your attention? While I wait to hear from you, here are the 18 names who grabbed the attention of the judges in Johannesburg:


Andries Nkhomola (27) from Thembisa, who is a choir director in his local church

Brandon Brits (23), a neurophysiologist from Springs

Busi Ngwenya (23) from Vosloorus, who works as a service consultant in a bank.

Felix Menoe (21) from Potchefstroom

Dineo Moseki (20), who is on a gap year after school and came all the way from Tlhakgameng near Mafikeng in North West Province

Dineo Ramailane (30), a full-time musician from Kimberley

Mfakadolo “Alfred” Tsatsi (27) from Sasolburg

Freddie Wessels (26), a worship leader from Krugersdorp

John Letlojane (29), a professional musician from Carltonville

Lebo Mzimba (19) from Randburg, a newlywed firefighter who is studying mechanical engineering

Leon van Zyl (18) from Springs

Monique Erens, a 17-year-old Matric student from Johannesburg

Nofunda Mabaso (22) a B.Comm Finance Honours student from Crown Gardens

Professor Bhengu (25), who travelled all the way from Durban for the audition

Ricky Booysen (24) from Cresta, who works in a CD store at the moment

Roy Gluckman (26) from Illovo, who gave up Law to pursue music

Sgherdeed Ross (28) from Reiger Park, Boksburg

Sipho Hlatshwayo (26) from Soweto, who is a Debt review consultant.


Who knows, one these hopefuls could be the new South African Idol…