Idols SA Season 11 is almost halfway through the Top 10, and only 6 contestants will be left standing at the end of this week’s Spectacular. Who will it be? Whose fans did not vote enough this week? Who will become the fourth person to leave their Idols SA dreams behind on the State Theatre stage this Sunday?
The heat is well and truly on now, and with all the Top 7 contestants born in the Nineties, this week’s musical theme is “The 90s vs Today”, with each contestant performing a classic '90s hit as well as a hit from the world’s current music charts.
And here, in alphabetical order, is what each finalist has chosen to perform:
Amanda Antony (22) from Port Elizabeth, who was born in 1993, chose Mary J Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down” from January 1995 as her Nineties hit, and Sia’s “Big Girls Cry” for her current hit.
Little Miss Dynamite Dineo Moseki (22) from Vryburg – also a 1993 baby – chose Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” from December 1998 as her Nineties song, and local outfit Beatenberg’s “Rafael” off the current charts.
Twenty-four-year-old Karabo Mogane from Mbombela, who was born in 1991, went back to April 1995 for Boys II Men classic “Water Runs Dry”, and from today’s tracklists he selected Hozier’s “Someone New”.
At only sixteen Loyiso Gijana from Uitenhage was born in 1999, and he also chose a Boyz II Men track: “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday”, from August 1991. His 2015 hit is “Hold Back The River”, by James Bay.
Twenty-three-year-old Mmatema Moremi from Limpopo was born in 1992, but her Nineties hit is from September 1998: Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here”. From the current world charts Mmatema chose Jess Glynne’s hit, “Hold My Hand”.
Rhema Varrie (21) from Alberton was born in 1994, and his Nineties hit from February 1995 is Radiohead’s “High And Dry”. His current selection is One Republic’s “Counting Stars”.
Twenty-four-year-old Siphelele Ngcobo from Inanda, who was born in 1991, went with the classic All 4 One hit “I Can Love You Like That” from June 1995, and with a vernac choice as always for his current song: Nathi’s “Nomvula”.
Voting for the Top 6 will open during Sunday’s show and close at 22:00 on Tuesday, 20 October. All the terms and conditions for Idols SA Season 11 voting are explained on the Idols SA website.
Tickets to the Idols SA Season 11 Live Spectaculars are available from Computicket.
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