idols slim desktop

Serious star-power from Top 17 Group B - Idols SA

05 September 2019
Group B were nothing but amazing as they gave their all in the hopes of securing a Top 10 spot!

Last week, Group A of the Top 17 set the scene for what is going to be a tough competition with their rousing performances. But this week, Group B showed that they too were ready to move the audience and get them moving with their pipes.

This week’s contestants gave everyone a taste of what to expect in tonight’s show with their group performance of Cassper Nyovest’s Move For Me.

Continuing on the theme of Trending, this week’s contestants gave performances to be proud of, with the judges giving them overall positive feedback. An excellent performance by Umlazi KwaZulu-Natal’s Sneziey Msomi proved it is no mistake she has come this far with her spiritual performance of SbuNoah’s Getsemane. The judges were emphatic in their feedback – she belonged to the stage.  Randall Abrahams said her voice was on point, while Unathi Nkayi said she could visualise her in the Top 10. Somizi Mhlongo said her song choice was possibly the smartest song choice in the history of Idols. So confident was he of her performance, that he bet that if she did not make Top 10, he would shave off his hair and appear on the show topless.

Representing the guys, Capetonian Craig Jordaan’s rendition of Sam Smith’s Dancing With A Stranger earned him a “whoo shem” from Somizi. But it was this year’s youngest contestant and Telkom pop-up auditions discovery from Port Elizabeth, Micayla Oelofse, who made history with a hattrick of “whoo shems”, led by none other than Randall himself. Her performance, said Somizi, was perfection. “You are a pop star!” he said, while Unathi commended her song choice, saying she had now showed she was a versatile performer.

This year’s oldest contestant, 30-year-old Innocentia Msibi from Stilfontein in the North West province, closed off the show with a powerful performance of Alessia Cara’s Scars To Your Beautiful. Unathi said she loved watching her evolve through the competition, likening her to a butterfly emerging out of its cocoon, while Somizi called her performance memorable. Randall remarked that he was interested to see what the votes would like next week after such excellent performances.

It is now in the hands of the voters, who now have to decide which contestants will go home and which contestants will continue on their quest to become the next Mzansi Idol. Five contestants from Group A and four contestants from Group B with the highest number of votes from their respective weeks will secure their spots in the top 10, while one contestant with the highest number of votes from either week will complete the Top 10 as a wildcard entry. The results will be announced in next week’s show.

Tonight’s Top 17 Group B performers and their songs

Sneziey Msomi: Getsemane – SbuNoah

Nqobile Gumede: Love Theory – Kirk Franklin

Luyolo Yiba: Just Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Zia Fielies: Better – Khalid

Treasure Mngadi: The Middle –Zedd, featuring Grey

Craig Jordaan: Dancing With A Stranger – Sam Smith and Normani

Micayla  Oelofse: New Rules – Dua Lipa

Innocentia Sibi: Scars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara

The much-anticipated Idols Season 15 live shows has begun! This year, we are embarking on an exciting new set-up for live show attendance. This means that complimentary tickets can no longer be issued. The live shows are still open to public and tickets are available for sale at Webtickets. We thank you for your support through the years, and look forward to sharing many exhilarating high notes with you during Idols Season 15!

Idols SA season 15 is on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 on Sundays at 17h00. For more information visit our website:http://www.idolssa.tv  

You can also join the Idols SA conversation via social media on… Facebook: Idols South Africa (www.facebook.com/IdolsSA) , Twitter: @IdolsSA #IdolsSA Instagram: @IdolsSA