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Song Choice: Kicking it old school - Idols SA

21 September 2018
This Sunday, our Idols take us back to the time of baggy jeans, box cuts and walkmans as we celebrated one of the best decades of music

From Michael Jackson's 'Black or White' at the turn of the decade to Britney's 'Baby One More Time' right at the end, the 90s gave us some of the most memorable hits in music history. This era also saw the rise of  several boy bands, girl groups and mega-stars in the R&B genre and many remain not only celebrated but the bar by which others are measured. Beyonce, Jlo, Usher, Brandy and Blackstreet spring to mind and the list of breakout acts is formidable. It's little wonder therefore why the 90s are known as the golden age of R&B.

While most of our Idols hadn't even been born when all of this transpired it's also well documented that good music is timeless and from the looks of these Song Choices, our Top 10, though young have exceptional taste. Here's what they're singing for you come Sunday.

As ever, we've got the full breakdown below in case you anything. Based off what you've heard, who do you think is going to have the strongest performance of the night?

Nosipho – 'Open Arms' by Mariah Carey

Mthokozisi –  How You Gonna Act Like That by Tyrese

Lincoln – Pony by Ginuwine

Xae – 'That's The Way Love Goes' by Janet Jackson

Niyaaz –  'Forever' by Damage

Ntokozo – 'He Wasn't Man Enough' by Toni Braxton

Thato – 'If I Ever Fall In Love' by Shai

Thando –  'Bills, Bills, Bills'  by Destiny’s Child

King B – 'Remember The Time' by Michael Jackson

Yanga – 'Before You Walk Out My Life' by Monica

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