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Remember Kabelo – Idols SA

13 October 2022
As we head toward the milestone Top 5 reveal, we take a moment to remember Kabelo's time on the competition.
Kabelo performing after hearing he is part of the Top 10.

As is normal for this stage of the show, we had to say goodbye to another Idols SA contestant this past Sunday, namely Kabelo, who – like everyone else – first appeared on our screens with his audition (unlike everyone else, this one earned a Golden Ticket).

Following that, Kabelo made his way into Theatre Week, where he quietly dealt with every challenge with aplomb.

Once he was named an Idols SA finalist, we sat down with Kabelo to find out more about the contestant who would be appearing on our screens for the coming weeks.

Then came the live shows and the excitement of performing in front of a living, breathing audience. Kabelo was partnered up with Nomfundo Moh for his first live performance, and she also gave him some pointers for his second.

After that, Kabelo consistently delivered performances that kept him safe in the competition. While he didn’t always shine as the stellar showman of the night, his consistency was more than enough to keep him in the game.

Sunday would have been his opportunity to deliver another collaboration, this time with MTN Joyous Celebration. Unfortunately, it was not to be. Kabelo did not receive enough votes to get a chance on stage, which is a pity, since he – like all other eliminated contestants – still put in the effort to prepare. Luckily for us, our cameras were able to capture his final rehearsal.

Once the dust had settled, we spoke with him to get a sense of how he felt about being eliminated, his plans for the future, and his responses to some of your questions on social media.

We’re sure we’ll see more of this talented young man over the years. The lessons learned during his stint on Idols SA will serve him well in his musical pursuits. We’ll be keeping an eye open.

Catch the Idols SA contestants live on Mzansi Magic at 17:00 on Sundays. Follow the action on FacebookTwitter,  Instagram and TikTok using #IdolsSA.