Last updated on Jan 27th, 2021 at 08:19 pm

Sunday night’s show brought with it a few firsts of the season – the first round of live-show eliminations for Idols SA Season 16, as well as the first of the shows to have a live audience, much to the excitement of the judges

Unfortunately though, after two weeks of exceptional performances, it was the end of the road for six of the contestants as the top 10 was announced. We said goodbye to Zahn-Reece, Qhawe, Ethan, Dee, Jerodine and Melanin, who all did not secure enough votes to make it through to the next round.

The Top 10 SA Idols, as chosen by the voters include:

1.     Zano Thando

2.     Brandon

3.     Succedor

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4.     Mr Music

5.     Zama

6.     Ntokozo

7.     Be

8.     Bongi

9.     Jooma

10. Ndoni

Of course, there were surprises, with judge Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung saying there are people in the Top 10 that he did not expect to make it through, and Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi saying they are glad that they do not have to be the ones voting.

“We give the comments about the singing, South Africans fall in love with the voices,” Randall said.

During tonight’s show, idols alumni Lungisa Xhamela and Nozipho, Loyiso Gijana and Rethabile Khumalo joined the likes of Langa Mavuso, Master KG and Nonceba as guest performers, proving that Idols SA indeed does open the doors to the world of showbiz.

Next week, viewers can look forward to more performances from the top 10 contestants, following which another round of voting will resume.

But for this week, there will be no voting, giving fans a chance to reflect on their favourites’ past performances.


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