Our ‘Idols SA’ finalist makes it to the top

2016-11-30 06:00
PHOTO: m-net Pietermaritzburg’s Noma Khumalo wins ‘Idols SA’ 2016.

PHOTO: m-net Pietermaritzburg’s Noma Khumalo wins ‘Idols SA’ 2016.

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WITH only 50 000 votes out of 14.5 million, separating the top two in Idols South Africa season 12, Pietermaritzburg’s Noma Khumalo, was announced the winner. The city erupted as Khumalo was announced the winner with people taking to social media expressing the delight and excitement that she had won.

Khumalo, who burst into tears as the announcement was made, was engulfed with hugs and kisses from her fellow Idols SA contestants as she took to the stage to sing her first single, Want It To Feel Like It Did With You.

Last Thursday Msunduzi Municipality and the UMgungundlovu District Municipality hosted a concert at Carabineers Garden where artists took to the stage, including Khumalo’s band mates Acoustic Assassins.

Hordes of people attended the event, wearing T-shirts with Khumalo’s face on and voting details. There was also free WiFi for people to vote for their local favourite.

Mayor Themba Njilo also took to the stage singing and dancing while encouraging people to vote for Khumalo.

Both finalists (other finalist was Thami Shobede) were from KwaZulu-Natal. Khumalo broke the cycle of male winners and is the first female to be crowned since 2009.

She is only the second winner from Pietermaritzburg with Vincent Bones taking the title in 2014.

Posting a video of the announcement on her Facebook page, Khumalo captioned it, “That moment my life changed 4EVER! Thank you so so so much Mzansi!”

With over 82 000 likes on her Facebook page, Khumalo’s followers took to her page with congratulatory wishes throughout the night.

“No tears, no words or letters can describe how I feel inside. To come this far has not only been my journey alone, but a journey I have took (sic) with each and every one of you. Week in week out as you sat and watched me perform, to the endless voting, I have not been alone, I had you.”

“I am here today just to say Thank You. Thank you for not giving up on me, and the endless love and support,” read another one of Khumalo’s posts before the announcement on Sunday night.

Maritzburg Fever readers congratulate Noma Khumalo, Idols SA season 12 winner:

Geraldine Van Wyk Well done.

Zikode Zwane Well done Mntungwa kamashobane you really made us proud, to our Mayor Bab Njilo thank you so much for your support God bless you my leader, Aluta Continua!!!

Le-aldo du Preez No one deserves it more than her...well done

MaTau Margaret Well done Noma!! GOD BLESS

Jody Singh All u need to know is that we love u and we r proud of u...thank u.

Zoliswa Booysen Well done mntanam. I didn’t waste my votes. I love u. I m one of your votes in Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape

Tarryn Lawrence PIETERMARITZBURG wooohoo

Margot Sennett Freedman Yay!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!

Ndlovu Phumulile Halala Halala Halala Noma!

Nisha Mahabeer Well done, congrats

Kirsty Campbell Oh wow

Maleeto Lia Well done ntombazana u deserve to a winner

Chanika De Villiers Clayton Congrats Noma. Very proud of you.

Elizabeth Anne Pillay Well done!!

Tarisai Shoko Well done Noma

Sermicsha Jhagroo I’m not surprised, I knew u would win. All the best for the future Noma, u really deserve it all

Meezoeh Mthembu Well done gal

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