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Celebrities and Their Hidden Talents – Idols SA

18 August 2019
Our Idols shared their secret talents with us and that got us thinking about which famous singers might also have hidden gifts?
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As it turns out, music isn't the only thing our Top 32 excel at and it goes without saying that people who are exceptional vocalists tend to be generally artistic with many making forays into fashion, dancing and even acting. We don't want to jump the gun here, but it would seem a vivid imagination generally enhances a person's ingenuity when it comes to all disciplines. Let's take a look.


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She's SA's undisputed Queen of Media for many years running and a mainstay on our TV screens given her instantly recognisable voice, stunning looks, vivacious personality and exceptional delivery when it comes to hosting even the grandest events. That said, did you know Bonang is actually a pretty good singer? When pressed about whether she'll ever comit to being a vocalist professionally she's historically shied away from answering but she's been caught on many occasions belting out a tune with impressive pitch and control. Thank goodness Judge Unathi captured this moment from her mock audtion earlier this year so now we have receipts. 💙💙💙


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He might be the straight-shooting, no-nonsense Judge we've all come to love for his brutal honesty but Randall actually has a sweeter side, pun-intended. As Unathi officially revealed to us in this exclusive that Mr. A is an excellent baker and a generous one at that. He regularly brings scones, cakes, muffins and all sorts of other delights to the Idols SA set for all to enjoy. Checkout his delicous Banana Bread recipe to see what we mean.


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She's a fixture on the charts because of her powerful voice, timeless hits and extravagant, live performances but a lot of people might not know that former Idols SA Guest Judge, Kelly Khumalo is an excellent actress. In fact, when she was on the come-up she had a recurring role on Rythm City and we'd like to think she slayed. Here's to hoping we see her flaunting her talents on the big or small screen someday soon, like... real soon – Hopefully in a musical choreographed by Somizi. 😍😍😍

Idols South Africa airs, Sundays at 17:30 on Mzansi Magic Ch161. You can also get an exclusive look at what doesn't make the episode on Idols Extra Ch196. Updates on all the action are also available right here on our site. Don't forget to join the conversation by following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram