Tshidi booted off Idols

2012-09-19 07:39
Cape Town – Tshidi Tenyane from Thokoza has missed out on her Idols dream after getting voted out of Idols SA season 8.

Tshidi, 28, received the least number of votes and ended up in the bottom 2 along with 30-year-old marketing assistant and radio presenter, Monde.

But unfortunately for Tshidi, there were not enough votes in her favour this week.

That leaves the remaining Idols making up the Top 3 - Melissa, Monde and Khaya - to battle it out next week.

Tshidi performed Zamajobe's Ndawo Yami as well as Freshlyground’s first big hit, Doo Bee Doo.

Tshidi posted the following on her Facebook page on Tuesday night: "I am a champion, and im so proud to have made it this far thank you Idols South Africa for helping me build my career, friends and family who helped make this journey a great one my journey has only just begun love you new family."

Watch the Top 3 perform on M-Net and Mzansi Magic this Sunday, 23 September at 17:30.

Watch Tshidi's performance of Freshlyground's Doo Bee Doo here:

*How do you rate the Top 3 contestants? Send us your predictions for how the rest of season 8 is going to play out - TV@Channel24.co.za - and get published!


  • ntokozo.khanyile.16 - 2012-09-19 07:50

    Again Idols will be won by someone who is popular and easily marketable rather than someone who can actually sing

      siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-19 08:49

      Exactly my point Ntokozo! It's a populist show;not singers! Tshidi can really sing! If I had a recording Company,I would sign her now!

      lynnmoore1234 - 2012-09-19 17:58

      Just like in the American Idols when Adam Lambert came second and the `other' guy - erm, erm whats his name! came first. No0one hears of Kris Allen, but Adam Labert had gone on to great success...

  • andrea.reinecke.10 - 2012-09-19 08:04

    check the facts - judges did not have a save this week. Only lasted for the top 5!

      petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-09-19 08:20

      Neither did the public. The whole thing is planned beforehand.

  • quentin.smit.127 - 2012-09-19 08:11

    blah blah blah boring... No offence to Tshidi but they should just save us all the bother and say what everyone knows, that Khaya is the "winner" and has been from the start.

  • kea.pilane - 2012-09-19 08:12

    Oh I'm so sorry Tshidi, yes you will remain a true champion. I like your confidence and believe it will take you very far. All the best in life.

  • fredahsm - 2012-09-19 08:37

    Mara Louw said it!!! its pre-planned.........

      kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-19 09:12

      Mara Louw is drunk...

      tugwana.gwalagwala - 2012-09-19 16:29

      Was it the reason she drunk herself into a stupor out of depression? Anyway, she raised an issue on why only one race seem to be the ones winning Idols, but not in the manner of trying to shoot down a promising contestant.

      OSSY24 - 2012-09-20 07:56

      she was pissed

  • bmaestro - 2012-09-19 08:58

    i loved tshidi's powerfull voice,unfortunately somebody had to leave,she was my favorite from day one.tough luck thsidi and better luck next time,don't give up on it

  • brionyl.french - 2012-09-19 08:59

    Tshidi will always be my 2012 SA idol!!! and Randall should sign her because she is a money machine with that voice!!!! Not many people can sing Whitney Houston and make it look easy!!!! Pure and Raw talent, The others still in the competition suck!!! I will no longer watch Idols as to me its now finished!!!!

  • bmaestro - 2012-09-19 09:00

    no need for me to watch it anymore because i can't hear my favorite voice

  • BubblesdoubleO7 - 2012-09-19 09:06

    What the hell! I'm confused. Who is smoking what? How is it that the talented ones are leaving the competition and now we are left with Melissa and Monde?????? Kudo's to Khaya because that boy can sing, the final two should have been Tshidi and Khaya, battle of the champions. Oh well, I figured it was rigged for a long time now.

      nosiphombali - 2012-09-19 09:54

      Exactly Bubblesdouble ,,Tshidi and Khaya were suppose to be the bottom two

  • florence.nachinga - 2012-09-19 09:06

    Khaya and Tshidi can both sing but the advantage Khaya had and over Tshidi was his humility. Tshidi is a diva!!!!!Peple humility is attractive and i hope Tshidi has learnt that after this!

      ouza.mmethi - 2012-09-19 09:24

      I totally agree with u, botho botla pele

      mokgadi.mahloborakgoale - 2012-09-19 14:07

      Tshidi will just have to work on his public image because that one lousy comment is the reason she is out of a competition she deserved to win.The fans are the customers and how she deals with them will always affect her career prospects if she wants to make it as a singer.

  • phindile.manana.75 - 2012-09-19 09:13

    TSHIDI she did this to her self,last week wen she went to high skul she told the peoplr not to jump on her coz shes gonna fall.so people decided not to vote for her this week

      ouza.mmethi - 2012-09-19 09:25

      N also to her moms i am going to win and drive u around in a Ford Fiesta, guess that wont be happening now

      mbali.cele.7 - 2012-09-19 14:41

      Ja..she said it,apologised..was voted out..so what more do u want!!

  • phindile.manana.75 - 2012-09-19 09:16

    Tshidi did this to her self,she told the people not to jump on her coz she gonna fall,so people decided not to vote for her this week

  • venecia.scheepers - 2012-09-19 09:16

    Tshidi was the only Idol with talent. The last 3 contestants should go and sing Karaoke at their local pub. Once again I reiterate - get judges that actually know what they are talking about. At this stage in the competition the contestants are still singing off key it's a joke.

      khanya.mabena.7 - 2012-09-20 09:29

      Stop being stupid!!! the judges have no control on how the contestants sing! if they are still singing of key then it clearly states that they are not competitent enough and shouldnt be in the competition! dont be a dudu okay!!!!! if tsidi was so great, you shouldve spent all your time voting for her. she is gone,get over it. khaya is talented and its up to the viewers to decide who wins. stop being sore losers mense

  • mpho.c.moreki - 2012-09-19 09:22

    I think Tshidi messed it up when she repeatedly told her home fans not to Jump on her,that is where she lost the votes.I believe she can make a good gospel singer.

  • Mbuiselwa Mepha - 2012-09-19 09:32

    Khaya was long picked up,Tshidi was better than Khaya the best singers ar taken out so as to let Khaya win,from top 10 u could see,Sharkaine they took her out is not lik ppl dont vote bt they want Khaya.Tshidi when she performs u cn feel,and Sharkaine.Khaya he is an acter and he knows that he is the winner u can look at him when he sitting he is relexed bt try to pretend as if he is afraid wat is gonna happend

      lorraine.kasonga - 2012-09-19 11:21

      Go to Khaya's facebook page and check the number os funs he's got and compare it with the rest. then you will understand that you are totally wrong. Khaya is Loved by SA. He is humble, dedicated and he wants to win.

  • mokhethi.tsotsotso.1 - 2012-09-19 09:35

    The "Dont Jump On Me" Statement costed her fortune.. She is served right stuff....

  • pitso.dlungwana - 2012-09-19 09:56

    Poor Tshidi..............now Khaya have no threat ds ppl are biased...........Melissa cnt sing....Monde also cnt sing............funny part dt guy Domenic was in top 10 whle he was nt dersev to be in the top 50

      zinhle.linda.9 - 2012-09-19 13:39

      who is biased in this case..coz are the people who vote for their favourite contestant..come on the gil has an attitude though..yes she can sing, but monde can sing too

  • nosiphombali - 2012-09-19 10:02

    What exactly are you looking for in Idols ,,Is it the voice or appearance really coz Tshidi she sings so so well ,,but she has the Mighty one who she believes in and from that her life is taken from Glory to Glory not being a a number one Idol gal won't bring you down not by chance ,,LOVE YOU TSHIDI.

  • nelly.bhengu.5 - 2012-09-19 11:27

    Sorry cc, but u can sing the thing is that Khaya and Monde are the best.

  • khanyo.m.gumede - 2012-09-19 11:33

    Seriously the fact is ppl did note vote for her...full stop,ppl vote 4 the one they like,and it is nt Khaya's fault if ppl like him,I am so tired of ppl saying Khaya is hand picked everytime someone leaves,south africa has spoken....all the best to Tshidi

  • deon.vanzyl.10 - 2012-09-19 12:29

    Randall wanted Tshidi in and made unfairly negative comments on the other's good performances over the last few weeks. He overplayed his hand as people could see it. Now he has a bloody nose

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-19 12:39

    Tsidi your downfall was your attitude and especially after the kids in your township were happy for you and started acting like a politician but not a musician - you failed to capitalise on that, you were suppose to jump on them not you chasing them away.I hope you have learned but you are not a bad singer, i wish you well after all you dont need to win Idols to be a star look at Zama Jobe for example.

  • cyprian.majola - 2012-09-19 13:15

    Tshidi u simply the best South africans are proud of u.U a de future star and lady champ

  • karina.coetzee.1 - 2012-09-19 13:40

    I am 53 year old white woman and i say Kaya has been my favourite from the start. He can sing !!! He is humble !!! He is the best !!! Karina

  • kgaogelo.matlhoana - 2012-09-19 13:49

    Tshidi is a great singer but if u dnt humble urself u goin nowhere.

  • nosipho.chonco - 2012-09-19 14:05

    Yep i also agree her attitude towards her community was just 2 much 4 some1 who hasnt won yet? yes she can sing beta then all of them no argument there but if you dont respect your community what do you expect??? you get results like this... so good luck to whoever is goin' to win...

  • hester.matmer.3 - 2012-09-19 14:21

    I will never watch Idols again. Firstly, it's more about the judges than the contestants and secondly, I am sure this whole contest was rigged from the beginning.

  • mlungisimbuyiselo - 2012-09-19 14:40

    Yeah, l red all the filaments here, there truths and there are favouratism. Honestly Tshidi has been and she is still the best but for the mere fact that somebody had to go, the judges opted for her. About Khaya, l agree with those who said Khaya was hand picked, his relaxation tells it all but its fine. Some day it will be seen as joke to vote for him.

      vuyolwethu.booi - 2012-09-20 05:23

      Uhm @ xolani.....do you have a crush on khaya honey...cause im getting the vibe here?

  • glenda.rose.52 - 2012-09-19 16:17

    Tshidi you are a star amongst the stars.Unfortunately the votes were not enough.The expoture is there, the future is in your hands. You go girl.

  • glenda.rose.52 - 2012-09-19 16:20

    Tshidi you are a star amongst the stars. Unfortunately we can not all be winners but the future is in your hands.

  • deon.vanzyl.10 - 2012-09-19 17:28

    Randall has run out of things to say: \At this stage of the competition ...blah blah\. He adds no value with his put-on phony angry face and his too obvious instruction from the producers to be the \bad one\. Please someone else next year!

      lynnmoore1234 - 2012-09-19 18:02

      Rather NO Idols FULLSTOP. All the judges suck....

      khanya.mabena.7 - 2012-09-20 09:42

      why dont you take his place/?????? i get the impression that you could do better!!!!!

  • simpiwe.panziso - 2012-09-19 21:47

    Tshidi really messed up because if it was not for her pre Madonna attitude she was going straight to the finals. Monde and Melissa should do what Khaya is doing and that is connecting with their fans using both Twitter and Facebook. Beleave it or not this increases the votes tremendously.

      Xolile.namane - 2012-09-19 22:27

      It's prima donna my love

  • Luthandolwethu Ozza Ndyoko - 2012-09-20 01:08

    some of u r complaining yet u ddint even vote. Khaya has fans, on twitter alone he has more than 36000 followers while d rest cnt even make it 2 10000. d guy can Sing n if he does win this, it will be because he deserves to n obviously SA wants him to...now stop with ur accusations, d r just lies n yall know it!! TeamKhaya!

      khanya.mabena.7 - 2012-09-20 09:44

      all the way girl!!!! go khaya!!!!

  • bobby.pandaram - 2012-09-20 06:42

    @david - and who handpicked you to be privy to this information. If Universal Artist recognised Kaya before Idols, they could have just signed him on. They have that prerogative. Not every artist who is signed up with Universal hadf to compete on Idols. Eish - your vine really produces the sourest of grapes

  • kyle.buitendag - 2012-09-20 07:27

    good riddance, she sucked !!!!

  • thabiso.s.dlamini.16 - 2012-09-20 09:33

    Idols is a music talent show that has given a lot of young South Africans an opportunity to showcase their talent to the rest of South Africa. Just like any other fan of the show I pick my favorites early on and hope that one of them eventually wins it. We all get disappointed when one of our favorites has to leave but to come up with all these conspiracies just because your favorite was eliminated is immature and unwarranted. We all know that the contestant with the least amount of votes has to go, to now say the votes are rigged without any proof is insane. At this stage of the competition I believe all the contestants are good singers, we as the fans and voters we vote for who we like for different reasons it may be their singing talent, looks, personality etc. Tshidi is a good singer and she had some amazing performances but in the end the public didn't award her sufficient votes. It saddens me when people say Khaya Mthethwa was hand-picked to win this year's competition. Khaya is a very talented young man who can sing almost any type of music as it was evident last week when he sang a rock and roll song. Throughout the competition Khaya has never been in the bottom three because his fans have constantly voted for him. The Khaya Mthethwa Idols SA page has 66552 fans, the Khaya Mthethwa page has 24197 fans, the Vote Khaya Mthethwa (idols Sa) 2012 page has 1308 fans, his account has 5073 friends all these are on Facebook and on tweeter he has 39137 followers.

      thabiso.s.dlamini.16 - 2012-09-20 09:39

      Sorry I ran out of characters. All these numbers show that Khaya has a huge fan base and most of them are voting for him every week. What I'm trying to say is if you favorite gets eliminated as sad as it may be just accept it and move on. If you have proof that the show is rigged please come forward and share it I will support you all the way.

  • adrian.boulle - 2012-09-21 10:15

    Can I put in my penny's worth? Monde is going to win, not Melissa and definitely not Khaya!

  • masedilebenny.mphahlele - 2012-09-21 11:07

    Oh well, Tshidi you have done best my home-girl but maybe it was not meant or you as you said on Kasie FM interview but all is done. You'll win next time as you are really a diva, a songstress and a superstar. Mchwwwaaahhh, babes!!

  • siyasanga.september - 2012-09-26 08:53

    People just love conspiracy and drama!! Khaya can sing so people should just stop hating! Jealousy is a sin! Yazi this whole thing is getting sooo boring now,so what if Khaya is friends with the director? If you must know KZN sticks together and we are proud of our golden boy! Mkhaya wethu

  • Dimakatso - 2012-09-29 17:48


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