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Idols SA finale: Here's how it went down

2016-11-27 16:36

A minute-by-minute update of the live broadcast of Idols SA season 12 finale in Johannesburg.


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27 Nov 18:59

And it's a wrap. 

See you for season 13!

27 Nov 18:59

Congratulations Noma!

27 Nov 18:53

Noma closes the show with a performance of her single. 

27 Nov 18:52

Noma is so overwhelmed she can't even speak.

27 Nov 18:51


We finally have a female winner!

27 Nov 18:51

And the winner of Idols SA season 12 is Noma!

27 Nov 18:50

Only 50 000 votes seperate Noma and Thami. 

27 Nov 18:50

ProVerb has the results in his hand.

27 Nov 18:49

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Waiting for the winner to be announced like...

27 Nov 18:46

Gareth just gave his last words of wisdom.

We'll miss you too G!

27 Nov 18:46

We're on the edge of our seat.

27 Nov 18:46

Noma's single hit number 16 and Thami's single hit number 1 on iTunes. 

27 Nov 18:45

14 million votes were cast this week.

27 Nov 18:42

We're minutes away from hearing who South Africa has voted for.

27 Nov 18:41

And the crowd goes wild for Thami.

27 Nov 18:41

You can't go wrong with a Stevie Wonder song!

27 Nov 18:39

We'll just leave this here.

27 Nov 18:36

The Idols awards...

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Remember when Jack Parow was a guest judge?

27 Nov 18:28

Noma on stage performing the Mariah Carey tearjerker, Without You.

27 Nov 18:24

Season 13 audition dates are as follows:

14 January - Cape Town

21 January - Pretoria

28 January - Durban

4 February - Johannesburg

27 Nov 18:21

That right there was the best performance of the night!

27 Nov 18:18

So this is what Somizi was up to!

27 Nov 18:18


A well deserving Wooden Mic winner! 

27 Nov 18:17

The Wooden Mic countdown!

27 Nov 18:15

It's Wooden Mic time!

27 Nov 18:13

This performance by the Top 10 though.

27 Nov 18:12

Remember Siyakha?

27 Nov 18:09

What could Somizi be up to back stage?

27 Nov 18:07

The judges look hot!

27 Nov 18:05

This song is such a throwback with Zola!

27 Nov 18:02

Judge Unathi on stage right now!

27 Nov 17:57

Bevin Samuels was a 'controversial' contestant this season...

Read what our critic had to say.

27 Nov 17:55

Those prizes are sweet!

Can we enter next year?


27 Nov 17:54

What a beautiful performance by Karabo.

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Randall was the only judge brave enough to predict who he thinks will win.

His bet is on Noma. 

27 Nov 17:48

Awww Randall thanked Gareth for all their years together on the show. 

27 Nov 17:45

The performance was lit!

27 Nov 17:44

Check out Thami's music video.

27 Nov 17:42

Thami and Kelly brought the house down with that performance.

27 Nov 17:41

Check out Noma's music video.

27 Nov 17:36

Thami without a shirt in his music video...

27 Nov 17:35

We had dinner with Noma and Thami earlier this week. 

Read all about it. 

27 Nov 17:31

27 Nov 17:30

Noma's duet with Nathi.

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