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Idols SA top 5 sing for Beyoncé's dad Mathew Knowles

2018-10-22 08:42
 
Mathew Knowles on Idols SA.

Cape Town - After 11 million votes over the past week, the top five contenders for the SA Idols crown were announced on Sunday. 

18-year-old Nosipho took her final bow after getting the least votes; but not before receiving a vote of confidence from none other than Beyoncé’s dad and Destiny’s Child architect Mathew Knowles, who was a guest judge on the show. 

Those left performed two songs each under the theme How It Should Have Been Done. The contestants took butchered songs by Wooden Mic contenders and showed Mzansi how they should have been done.

Idols SA top 5.

First up was Thando, who sang Jennifer Hudson’s Spotlight.

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For round two she sang Weakness In Me by Keisha White. 

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THE VERDICT: Randall felt the “depth of feeling” was going to keep her in the competition for at least another week. Unathi called her performances bright and luminescent. Somizi and Matthew advised her to bring more energy into her performance instead of relying only on her pipes.


Niyaaz took a swing at Sam Smith’s Too Good At Goodbyes.

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For round two he sang Robin Thicke’s Lost Without You

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THE VERDICT: Unathi said she would “love” for someone to sing at her like that every day; Matthew said he’d chosen great songs; Somizi enjoyed himself and Randall said the only thing Niyaaz had to think about was how to pick up the votes from fans of the fallen Idols.


Singing a Beyoncé song in front of the man who “made” her must have been nerve-wrecking, but King B got a thumbs up from Mathew for his rendition of Irreplaceable

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He also chose Say Something by A Great Big World. 

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THE VERDICT: Randall offered up some advice along with praises. “There are performances when I think you can win this, and others where you’ve let me down. Consistency at this stage is critical,” he cautioned.


Yanga, whom all the judges predicted would be in the final two, chose What Is Love by the Empire cast.

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And for round two Whitney Houston’s eternal I Will Always Love You

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THE VERDICT: “That was unbelievably beautiful,” proclaimed Somizi. Randall praised her song choices and her “fantastic” interpretation of Whitney’s ever-green classic. “You were a star!” declared Mathew.


Bringing the show to an end was Thato, who seems to be blossoming at just the right time. The judges unanimously declared him the winner of the first round after his performance of The Soil’s Inkomo

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He followed it with Imibuzo by Nathi.

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THE VERDICT: He received profuse praise from Randall. “You are the one performer who sees beyond this competition, and you’ve got the biggest smile of all the contestants.” Unathi said she was imagining his name being called out at a festival, while Somizi said he was memorable.

Tune in to Idols Sundays at 17:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161).

(Photos supplied: Mzansi Magic)

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