Idols SA 9: Top 6 Results Crystalene says goodbye

By admin
30 October 2013

Durban schoolteacher CRYSTALENE NAIR, tonight became the fifth Top 10 contestant to bid Idols SA Season 9 farewell.

The Top 6 performed their hearts out in Sunday evening’s “Showstopper” Spectacular and Crystalene sang Rihanna’s “Right Now”, but Idols judge Randall Abrahams said her original audition in Durban didn’t move him, and neither did Sunday evening’s performance.

The indicator of the Friday evening live audience reaction at the Moreleta Park Church Auditorium in Pretoria, the Strepsils Scream O’Meter, had Soweto’s SONKE MAZIBUKO (21) at the top of the chart this week with the loudest screams recorded so far this season! 19-year-old Capetonian ZOË ZANA was second, followed by MUSA SUKWENE (26) from eMalahleni – an achievement made even more impressive by the fact that Musa underwent surgery for kidney stones before his performance on Friday!

When it came down to the voting results, BRENDEN LEDWABA (19) from Graskop in Mpumalanga found himself in the Bottom 3 for the first time, joined by Johannesburg’s BUNNY MAJAJA (26) and Crystalene.

Danny K, who has been an Idols guest judge, a mentor and a guest performer, performed his latest hit, “Brown Eyes”  accompanied by Kwaito star Brickz live at the Moreleta Auditorium, and he told ProVerb he wished Idols was around when he was trying to break into the music business.

Now there are five contestants left in the competition and this Friday [1 November] they will each perform two songs in the Top 5 Spectacular at the Moreleta Park Church Auditorium in Pretoria, choosing hits from the Nineties and the Naughties. Tickets are now available from Computicket.

To stay on top of the latest Idols SA Season 9 news and to find out how the voting works, visit the Idols website at or go to the official Facebook page at “Idols South Africa”. Follow Idols on Twitter @IdolsSA and interact directly with the Top 10 at their individual Twitter handles.

Idols SA is a co-production between M-Net and Mzansi Magic and comes your way twice a week: on Sundays at 17:30 and Tuesdays at 19:30.