Before the battle ensued, hip hop star Riky Rick and house crooner Zano, kicked things off with a memorable performance of their hit collabo “Sondela” - that had our judges on their feet. Riky Rick was sure to pay particular attention to gospel icon Dr Rebecca Malope, who seemed to enjoy every minute of being serenaded. Of course Twitter lapped up every moment of it.
Lol Rebecca dancing to Sondela like its at church #MzansiCOTC— IG: (@Schillo_15) February 7, 2016
Team Penny Penny was first to hit the stage and made Limpopo proud with their rendition of Kelly Khumalo’s “Asine”.
Big ups to penny penny's choir, nice one, beautiful performance , enjoyed it. #MzansiCOTC— Sifiso Moropa (@sifiso_moropa) February 7, 2016
Ao ntate Penny Penny wow???? you guys made me cry #MzansiCOTC— Kgalie (@ksmatlapeng) February 7, 2016
This is an amazing feat, considering how just a couple of days before their big stage debut, Team Penny Penny had to contend with the news that someone in the camp (Beauty, to be specific) had abandoned ship.
Tjo Beauty leaving so early in the competition. Let's hope she doesn't regret her decision #MzansiCOTC— Zama. (@ZeeMthethwa) February 7, 2016
Team JR worked extra hard in rehearsal and as such, managed to pull off a stunning performance that had Anele, Zwai and Rebecca singing their praises. Twitter loved their rendition of choirmaster Penny Penny’s “Shichangani”
Team JR did well. A Penny Penny was always going to be a tough one to pull off. #MzansiCOTC— ubhut' Bheki (@Bheki_Mbanjwa) February 7, 2016
Team JR ?? Great performance #MzansiCOTC— Misspearlz (@Pearl_Xolisa) February 7, 2016
iFani’s “Ingoma Ezimnandi” got the Team Sfiso treatment – and what a marvel it was.
Team Sfiso choreography ???? #MzansiCOTC— Sasa (@MhlongoNomie) February 7, 2016
iFani and his team of Western Cape talent then closed things off with Bucie’s “Easy to Love”. The choir’s inspired performance subsequently earned them the coveted Elimination Free Pass.
Western Cape, stand up!
Clash of the Choirs airs every Sunday at 17:30 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)