Idols SA is a famous competition that provides talented individuals with the opportunity to make the most out of their abilities. The competition has helped groom some of the most admired celebrities. The likes of Shekhinah owe their breakthrough in music to the competition. These details of the Idols 2020 top 16 contestants will help you determine who the next Shekhinah will be.
On 13th September 2020, the Idols SA judges, Randall, Somizi, and Unathi, made what would be dubbed as the final judgement. The ruling that they made narrowed down the number of contestants from 31 to 16. Among those that could not proceed to the next stage of the competition is Matevhu, DJ Zinhle's favourite. The remaining 16 will battle for the final prize of the competition.
Idols top 16 names, pictures, and mottos
This year's Idols SA competition has been one of a kind, and the contestants have had to keep up with a couple of changes in Theatre Week. The final 16 contestants were filtered out, although out of them, only one winner is expected. The voters will determine the individuals who will proceed to the next round.
Be is an ambitious female contestant who hails from Bloemfontein. She believes in using her gift to transform herself and the lives of the people who listen to her. She auditioned in Johannesburg.
Be's motto is The greatness you see in me is a reflection of you.
Bongi is a female contestant who allows herself to be vulnerable to her feelings when she is performing. Her journey is centred on inspiring people, and her icon is Brenda Fassie; although she also looks up to Kelly Khumalo. Bongi auditioned in Johannesburg.
Bongi's motto is Live each and every day as if it's your last, because tomorrow is never guaranteed.
Brandon is another creative artist in the list of top 16 Idols SA 2020 contestants. He hails from Barberton and looks up to Sha Sha because of her voice. He auditioned in Durban.
Brandon's motto is, It takes a lot of courage to get to the top, but without character, you won't last.
Dee is a multi-talented Idols SA contestant who can draw, sing, and dance. She hails from Nyanga and looks up to Miriam Makeba and Busi Mhlongo because of their perception of being musically creative. Dee auditioned in Cape Town.
Dee's tagline is, They'll realise later! Time wasted never returns.
Ethan is another talented contestant who hails from Roodepoort and boasts of being proficient in playing anything that he hears on the piano. His icons are Elton John and J'Something. Shekhinah's journey also inspires him in music. Ethan auditioned in Cape Town.
Jerodine is a versatile ad fast learner when it comes to dancing, and she hails from Kwamakhutha. She looks up to Cassper Nyovest and Stogie T because of how versatile their content is. Jerodine auditioned online in Durban.
Jerodie's tagline is, Strive to become a better or greater version of who you are today.
Jooma is a creative song-writer who traces his roots back in Nelson Mandela Bay. He looks up to the likes of Afrotraction, Azana, Nasty C, and Shekhinah. Jooma auditioned in Pretoria.
Jooma's taglines are, Never feel entitled to win – always keep the hunger and the universe is always listening, your dreams are valid.
Melanin is another queen who hails from Newcastle and boasts of the innocence in her voice. She dreams of working with Black Coffee because of how well he blends with every artist that he works with. Melanin auditioned in Durban.
Melanin's motto is If God placed it for me, nobody can take it away from me.
9. Mr Music
Mr Music is another artistic contestant among the top 16 Idols SA contestants. He is passionate about painting. His role model is Thami Shobede, and he auditioned in Durban. Mr Music's tagline is, Every day is a second chance.
Ndoni is another talented contestant who was born in Newlands West. She looks up to Black Motion because of the impact that his music has on her life. She auditioned in Durban.
Ndoni's motto is, It always seems impossible until it's done. You can do it.
Ntokozo is a confident lady who feels that she expresses herself best through the clothes she wears. She was born in Kagiso, and her celebrity icon is Black Coffee, and she thinks that by working with him, she will learn a lot from him. Ntokozo auditioned in Pretoria.
Ntokozo's tagline is, Carpe diem (Seize the day).
Qhawe is a confident contestant who believes in the art of continuity in art. He admires how Pharell Williams channels energy into a song and how much of a sonic mastermind Labrinth is. Locally, he admires Tellaman's work. He auditioned in Johannesburg.
Qhawe's motto is, If it doesn’t come from the heart, it’s not worth it.
Succedor is another competitor in the show, and he hails from Waterval-Boven. He takes pride in his personality, stage presence, and style, and his icons are Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, Cassper Nyovest, and Sun-El Musician. Succedor auditioned online in Durban.
Succedor's tagline is, Always fight for what you believe in.
Zahn-Reece traces his roots back in Vanderbijlpark, and he takes pride in his ability to understand and interpret music. He looks up to Maurice White because of how incredible his project with Earth, Wind & Fire was. Zahn-Reece auditioned in Pretoria.
Zahn-Reece's motto is, Hard work, prayer and thankfulness are the keys to a life you dream of.
Zama's hometown is Witbank, Emalahleni, and her celebrity icon is Rachelle Farrell. Zama auditioned in Johannesburg. Zama's motto is, Do unto others as you'd like done to you.
16. Zano Thando
Zano Thando has an artistic personality, and he boasts of his ability in establishing a relationship with any audience quickly. He looks up to and would love to work with Vigro Deep because of his unapologetic voice. Zano Thando auditioned online in Durban.
Zano Thando's motto is, Umfan' o gcwel' incasa taste baby."
Will there be Idols SA 2020? Yes, the competition started airing on 2nd August 2020. The auditions were filmed way before the lockdown. The auditions were held in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, and Durban.
The show airs on Mzansi Magic every Sunday at 17:00. If you would like to follow up on the progress of the Idols top 16 contestants to determine who will win, make sure to tune in. You can support your favourite musician by voting for them.
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