The heat of idols SA season 19 is almost before us and we now have top 7 for the competition. The Mosaïek Teatro was abuzz on Saturday night with loud cheers from the audience and show-stopping performances while they unveiled the top seven.
In a special twist, Sena performed her showstopper number despite elimination, taking on Rihanna’s Rude Boy.
Ntate Stunna and Nthabi, singing Stimela, guest appeared and performed.
Kicking things off was Nkosi with Usher’s Good Kisser to mixed reactions from the judges.
While Thembi Seete praised his singing, she said the performance lacked sparkle: “You can’t rely only on your voice. You have to give it your all so that as an audience we feel you, too.”
Wrapping up the show was Thabo, who performed Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel. He received a standing ovation from the audience and a “Whoo-shem” from Somizi, with breathless Thembi saying: “You gave it all – performance, vocals, stage presence, everything.
From the beginning of the song until the end of it, it was amazing.”
The showstopper episode was best described by host ProVerb when he said: “Tonight is where stars are born, lasting memories are created and history is made.”
So, who lived up to the hype and who fell slightly short? That’s up to the viewers to decide with their votes.
Idols SA airs every Saturday at 6pm on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) and on Mzansi Wethu at 7.30pm