- The Idols SA Top 4 made sure to sing their hearts out in the most recent episode of the talent show
- ZanoThando, Mr Music, Zama and Brandon all performed songs by artists from the music stable that signs the Idols winner, Kalawa Jazmee
- Tensions have been heightening as the competition edges to its final and fans took to social media to share their thoughts
The Top 4 of Idols South Africa proved why they have gotten so far in the competition in the latest episode of the show. ZanoThando, Mr Music, Zama and Brandon all gave stellar performances in their final bid for a spot in the Top 3.
The acts were tasked with singing local songs, specifically by artists who had been signed to South African music label Kalawa Jazmee.
ZanoThando sang Via Orlando by DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota featuring Dr Malinga. Mr Music performed Mafikizolo’s, Emlanjeni, Zama gave her rendition of Boom Shaka’s Thobela and Brandon delivered to the audience Ndlovu by DJ Zinhle featuring Loyiso.
The judges gave their take but as the competition gets closer to the final, fan discussions are getting tenser in hopes that their faves come through.
Fans immediately took to the comments to voice their opinions and let others know who they were voting for:
nolangie950: "Zanothando and Mr Music."
mosetsana3: "Zanothando, Mr Music, Brandon"
theonly_lindo: "Zama Khumalo."
minniemalandela: "Zama Zama for me."
sigwili_thenjiwe: "The most consistent hard-working contestant this season. Well done to this young man. Such a star #Brandon"
boitumelomaswabi: "Best vocalist on Idols in a veeeery long time: #Zama."
_mitchgun_: "Mr Music and Zano are fighting yho. Those showstopper performances are only coming out today."
The winner of the Idols South Africa Season 16 competition will be awarded a contract by record label Kalawa Jazmee to kickstart their music career.
In related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Kalawa Jazmee Records has bagged a new deal with Idols SA. The winner of Season 16 of the singing competition will be signed to Kalawa.
Veteran musician and one of the owners of the independent record label, DJ Oskido, shared the good news on social media on Monday, 27 October. The star wrote on Instagram:
"We @kalawaJazmeeRecords are happy to partner with @IdolsSA to sign the winner of Idols SA Season 16."
The label is owned by Oskido, Spikiri, Mahoota, Bruce Dope, Bra Don Laka and Mjokes. It is home to artists such as Professor, DJ Zinhle and Busiswa, among others.
The stable, founded in the 1990s, is also famous for producing musicians such as Boom Shaka, Bongo Maffin, Thebe and Trompies, among others. The show has parted ways with Gallo Record Company after three years. Kalawa will be in charge of artists and repertoire (A&R), artist management and marketing.
If you're looking for more information on the show, Briefly.co.za reported on the Idols SA competition process and all the details about the talent search you need to enjoy in order to enjoy the show.
Young South Africans, who are aspiring to showcase their singing talent, go for auditions in front of three judges. The auditions are held in various locations including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Polokwane, and Bloemfontein. The entrants who impress the judges are given a Golden Ticket to proceed to the next round, which is usually held at Sun City.
The contestants go for several theatre weeks where judges narrow down the number using singing tasks until they remain with the top 100. The judges will then choose a group, usually composed of top 10 contestants, to face the public. There will then be weekly eliminations through public votes.
After the judges have chosen the competition’s finalists, the audience is given the opportunity to choose the winner. They vote via phone after witnessing the finalists perform.
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