We'd like to think music speaks to the soul and stimulates the senses unlike any other art form and that's very likely why fans of Idols from such deep and lasting relationships with the contestants on the show. That's why we decided to connect with our finalists and get a little insight into what defines them in as few words as possible. Have a look at their answers.
“Always be happy and make sure that the people around you are happy too”
For Thato it's all about spreading love, positive energy and lifting people up when they're down. We think that definitely translates on stage because he always looks like he's havng the best time of his life.
"You're not the best but you're one of the best!"
It's so great to see Thando finally acknowledge how talented she is. This is a young woman who had gotten to a point where she doubted her own abilities as a singer.
"Be yourself. Don't try to be anybody else"
There's nothing quite like self-acceptence. It truly is the key to peace of mind.
"The sun will rise and we will try again tomorrow"
Dwelling on the setbacks of the past will rob you of so much joy in the present and future. Very wise words from Xae
"Aspire to inspire before you expire"
Though she's so young, Yanga already appreciates that we have precious little time and we've got to make it count.
"Life is tough but I'm tougher!"
Mthokozisi knows from experience that loss, strife and pain are inevitable but with the right attitude you can always find the fortitude to overcome.
"Let your faith roar so loud that you can't hear what doubt is saying"
King B shared some encouraging words for anyone who's ever struggled with overcoming crippling anxiety.
"I am strong, I am powerful and I am brave"
It's clear that Lincoln has the heart of a true fighter and it was inevitable that he would come this far
"Be yourself because originals are better than copies"
At only 18-years-olf Nosipho already understands that being true to yourself instead of confirming is the key to unlocking greatness.
"Energy doesn't lie – You get what you put in"
Now we know why Niyaaz is so driven and tenacious. Nothing worth having comes easy after all
Now that you've gotten a glimpse of what inspires our Idols who are you most excited to see this Sunday? Let us know using #IdolsSA on any of our official platforms.