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Worst 'Hell Week' in history of Idols SA

By Faeza
11 August 2015

Some Golden Ticket winners didn't even see Sun City!

In Idols SA, the countrywide auditions are always followed by the Theatre Phase at Sun City, during which the Golden Ticket winners have to prove to the judges that they are ready for the demands of the competition and that they can deliver their best under the most strenuous of circumstances imaginable.

This week of culling down contestants, surprises, tears and drama has become known in Idols circles as "Hell Week", but nothing could prepare this year's group of 78 Golden Ticket winners for the nightmare awaiting them.

29 Contestants Through to Individual Performances:

Amanda Antony (21) from Port Elizabeth

Amy Lombard (29) from Cape Town

Bridgitt Leahy (18) from Creighton

Busisiwe Mthembu (22) from Springs

Chrystal Worship (26) from Cape Town

Daniel Minnie (19) from Port Elizabeth

Dineo Moseki (21) from Vryburg

Elwira Standili (22) from Cape Town

John Niel (24) from Pretoria

Karabo Mogane (23) from Nelspruit

Lihle Buthelezi (27) from Ladysmith

Loyiso Gijana (16) from Uitenhage

Lungisa Xhamela (24) from Cape Town

Mandla Bacela (29) from Butterworth

Matthew Kent (22) from Cape Town

Mlondi Mkhize (25) from Illovo

Mmatema Moremi (22) from Pretoria

Nadia Herbst (20) from Paarl

Ndumiso Mahlangu (21) from Carolina

Nina Terblanche (17) from Nelspruit

Nonhle Mhlongo (29) from Durban

Phila Madlingozi (25) from Johannesburg

Rhema Vairrie (20) from Alberton

Ruan Grobbelaar (24) from Cape Town

Shenay O’ Brien (24) from Johannesburg

Siphelele Ngcobo (24) from Durban

Sizwe Mthalane (20) from Cato Ridge

Tebogo Louw (23) from Stellenbosch

Thami Shobede (26) from Johannesburg

Read and view how the groups did here: http://bit.ly/1TnY9Oo