An underdog upsets the Idols SA race!

2015-10-26 13:12

Cape Town – We’re into the last lap of Idols SA season 11 and things are becoming very interesting.

While slow and steady usually wins the race there’s nothing more exciting than an underdog coming out of nowhere and shaking things up.

But more about that later.

We finally said goodbye to Dineo Moseki this week, let’s be honest she never fully recovered after her spaceship performance bombed.

Oh and Carly Rae Jepson performed her latest song, Run Away with Me.

Watch the performance here:

This week the Idols took on two rounds again, round one was themed, How It Should Be Done (songs the wooden mic contestants sang) and round two Viewers Choice.

Sidenote: A much deserved shout out to the backing vocalists, their harmony is on point.

First to make it into the top 5 was Rhema. He started off the show with Bruno Mars’ Billionaire. It’s really hard to fault Rhema has he been a consistent performer. For round 2 he did a soulful rendition of When A Man Loves a Woman. Man, he can sing! With that said though Rhema really needs to up his game to get into the finals.  He needs to produce one spectacular performance to keep him in the game!
Rating: 3/5

I probably sound like a broken record when it comes to Karabo but his performances just bore me. Yes he can sing and everyone keeps singing his praises blah blah blah but everything he sings just sounds the same. At this stage of the competition it really takes more than just singing to seal the deal. He just doesn’t have that star quality that keeps me entertained. #yawnfest
Rating: 3/5

Mmatema is the last lady left standing. Her round one song was totally off key, she shouted and there was no feeling at all. Singing a gospel song is a testimony she was just going through the motions. For round two she took on one of the biggest songs in music history, Whitney Houston’s I will Always Love You and yes she did it justice. It was a valiant attempt.
Rating: 3/5

I wasn’t too impressed with Loysio this week. Yes, he is a great performer, yes his vocals were on point, yes, he showed off his versatility but there was just a little something missing. It sounded like he struggled with the key during his round one performance. It didn't seem like he was comfortable with the song. I like how he switched up the intro to the Bob Marley song, his reggae performance was OK.
Rating: 3/5

Siphelele, the vernac king shut it down again last night! Let’s be honest, when it comes to singing vernacular songs that is his lane; no one does it better. His confidence has grown so much and it shows in his singing. It’s like a switch has gone off and he suddenly realised that he deserves to be in this competition. He is peaking at the right time and is giving the other performers a run for their money. Hands down, Siphelele stole the show this week!
Rating: 4/5

Watch all the performances here.

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(Photos: M-Net)

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