Johannesburg - Idols SA Season 11 is already almost halfway through the Top 10, and only 6 contestants will be left standing at the end of this week’s spectacular. The heat is well and truly on now, and with all of the Top 7 contestants born in the Nineties decade, this week’s musical theme is "The 90’s vs Today", with each contestant performing a classic 1990s hit as well as a hit from the world’s current music charts. Here is what each of them has chosen to perform: Amanda Antony (22) from Port Elizabeth, who was born in 1993, chose Mary J Blige’s I’m Goin’ Down from January 1995 as her Nineties hit, and Sia’s Big Girls Cry for her current hit. Little Miss Dynamite Dineo Moseki (22) from Vryburg – also a 1993 baby – chose Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor from December 1998 as her Nineties song, and local outfit Beatenberg’s Rafael off the current charts. 24-year-old Karabo Mogane from Mbombela, who was born in 1991, went back to April 1995 for Boys II Men classic Water Runs Dry, and from today’s tracklists he selected Hozier’s Someone New. At only 16 years old Loyiso Gijana from Uitenhage was born in 1999, and he also chose a Boyz II Men track: It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday, from August 1991. And his 2015 hit is Hold Back The River, by James Bay. 23-year-old Mmatema Moremi from Limpopo was born in 1992 but her Nineties hit is from September 1998: Deborah Cox’s Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here. And from the current world charts Mmatema chose Jess Glynne’s hit, Hold My Hand.
Rhema Varrie (21) from Alberton was born in 1994 and his Nineties hit from February 1995 is Radiohead’s High And Dry. And his current selection is One Republic’s Counting Stars. And 24-year-old Siphelele Ngcobo from Inanda, who was born in 1991, went with the classic All 4 One hit I Can Love You Like That from June 1995, and with a vernac choice as always for his current song: Nathi’s Nomvula.
Tune in to see the performances on Sunday at 17:00 on M-Net (DStv 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv 161).
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