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Do it for the gram! Our fave IG singers - Idols SA

17 August 2019
The singers we absolutely love from The Gram!

Thanks to the world of digital, there's endless platforms for those blessed with velvet voices to showcase their talent. The likes of Justin Bieber and Mac Miller are widely known as just a handful of the thousands of stars discovered online who went on to have flourishing careers. And while Instagram is known for its swanky outfits and beautiful photography, the social media platform also has its fair share of exceptionally talented singers who pepper the platform with musical gems.

So as we get ready to witness who will be inducted into the Idols SA Top 16, we decided to take a look at some of our favourite Instagram accounts with absolutely golden voices.

Nelisiwe Sibiya

Bold. Powerful. And packing a punch! Nelisiwe sings from the depths of her soul and touches emotions we didn't know we had. Her rendition of Azania was a viral sensation and she has gone on to be featured in magazines, TV, radio and even stars in the Broadway musical Sarafina! 

Kevin Ross

American based Kevin Ross just might be the king of musical mashups! The online star seamlessly blends song after song to craft some astonishing masterpieces with his rich vocals! Plus he also has a highly impressive repetoire of his own productions that are further cementing him as the next great thing in music!


Our very own Xae and Idols SA Season 14 Top 10 finalist Xae hasn't stopped singing and we lurvs it! Ever so often the young starlet gifts her fan with covers on her Instagram account that quickly garner her 10s of thousands of views. She really is just that good! We can't wait for that full length album!

Loyiso Gijana

Another Idols SA alumni, Loyiso, never fails to get us in our feels with his sultry tone and skywards running rifts. Loyiso's Instagram has some of SAs favourite cover versions that always carry his unique twist and signature scales. Well worth the data and then some!

Jade Nova

Not only is she incredibly talented, she's just as hilarious too! Some may know her as Beyonce impressionist, Keyonce Bowles, but Jade is also a bonafide starlet in her own right. Her flawless execution of songs and covers has made her an undeniable force to be reckoned with! We can't wait to get more music from her.

Who makes it onto your own IG list of favourite singers? 

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