Death by Cape Town contestants...and its only the beginning @IdolsSA— Nonhlanhla (@Nonnie8602) July 19, 2015
Lol what a start @IdolsSA— THABO™ (@ThaboMasterP) July 19, 2015
Randall set the tone for what was to be one of this seasons memorable audition stops, with his motivational talk that wasn’t quite as inspiring as expected. And just like clockwork, the nerves kicked in and many contestants folded under pressure
hahahha. what did Randall say to the poor contestants?? @IdolsSA— Tumediso Baikgaki (@tumishumba) July 19, 2015
But surely, there’s a method to the madness?
After realising “the well had been poisoned”, Gareth took matters into his own hands and had a talk with the contestants - and just like magic, Cape Town was back in business.
Riptide is one of my favourite songs. Emma killed it #IdolsSA— Makeda (@MsPChi) July 19, 2015
After meeting Cecil and Ethan, Randall suggested a smoking hot Idols duet, which didn’t work out quite as planned. Oh boy!
@IdolsSA ..Ethanol and Cecil...Please Lord No!— Andre Du Toit!! (@dredredutoit) July 19, 2015
That Duet was 67 seconds of hell #IdolsSA— Siv Ngesi (@iamSivN) July 19, 2015
How on earth do these people don't know they can't sing? I just... #IdolsSA— ..::: Menzi :::.. (@MrMenziN) July 19, 2015
Luckily, Anelisa was on hand with a smile and her refreshing rendition of Lira’s “Feel Good”. Gareth liked her look and so did Unathi. Does she possess the “chillibabaz” and “ratataaaa” Somizi is looking for?
Chilibabas...hahahahahahahahahaha gotta love Somizi shem . . @IdolsSA— Nono Gcwabe (@NonoGcwabe) July 19, 2015
LOL Somebody stop Somizi tu! @IdolsSA ''your voice is rathathaaa! mnaterrr..." wtf— Thabo Monareng (@_JayTee1_) July 19, 2015
Nadia certainly was easy on the eye, but her nerves and lack of breathing almost did her in. Luckily, Unathi, Somizi and Gareth and took a gamble and decided give her the “B of the D” aka the Benefit of the Doubt. And just like that, the floodgates were opened. Will the tears dry by the time the bus gets to Sun City?
@IdolsSA somizi just said B of the D kwaaaaaa— Fenzo (@WoOmAniZaR) July 19, 2015
Nadia. Uyokhala njalo eSun City mos. She's not going to be able to cope. #IdolsSA— Bite Size Buhle (@Buhle_Moletsane) July 19, 2015
'B of the D' is the new lingo Twitter! #IdolsSA— ..::: Menzi :::.. (@MrMenziN) July 19, 2015
Unathi showed off her projectile skills during Renay’s audition and proceeded to flood the Judges table with her breakfast. All Gareth and the internet could say, was a collective “Sies! We still love you Unathi”.
Renay... renay...renay @IdolsSA— kabelo manale (@kay_jossie) July 19, 2015
Haaaayi sies maan lol @IdolsSA— GoldNDon (@1Psykflowz) July 19, 2015
Another Idols hopeful that had Twitter buzzing was music teacher, Taryn.
So it seems the Cape Town auditions inspired poetry…
…And cured some ailments
Bad bout of flu has me in bed. If laughter does good like medicine I vote @IdolsSA the cure. Belly-aching laughter. Great show tonight— Charne Pretorius (@CharnePretorius) July 19, 2015
Idols SA rocks!
It's a beautiful thing when people's dreams come true. #IdolsSA— IG: katlegomaboe (@KatlegoMaboe) July 19, 2015
This Sunday, ProVerb, Unathi, Gareth, Randall and Somizi are headed to Durban! Will South Africa's next Idol come from the coast?
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