Idols Top 16 girls belt it out

By Faeza
07 September 2015

We heard the Top 16 boys belt it out for our votes kast week and this Sunday the Top 16 girls took to the stage with Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song”.

Then their solo performances began with  Mmatema Moreni (23) from Limpopo, who was performing the Ella Henderson hit, “Ghost”, much to the delight of the judges. Gareth Cliff said it was a very powerful start to the evening. “You’ve made it very unfair for the other girls, that they have to follow that,” he said. Somizi Mhlongo was bereft of speech. “You are such an amazing ... you range is beyond ... your tone is beyond ...” he sputtered. “Oh, my gosh! You are devastatingly gifted!” Unathi Msengana was happy to see that Mmatema performed that song like she meant every single word. Even Randall Abrahams was pleased. “There are many weeks to go before the final, keep up the song choice,” he advised. “Your charisma is what’s going to get you the votes.”

Voting for the Top 16 girls opened at the start of the live Spectacular show and closes on Tuesday night, 8 September, at 22:00.

Fans can vote for their favourite Idols contestant via USSD by dialing *120*33033# (Calls are charged at R1,50 per minute, limited to 200 votes per cellphone number); by SMSing your favourite Idols contestant’s voting number to 37400 (SMS's are charged at R1.50/SMS, limited to 100 votes per cellphone number); or for free via WeChat (100 times per cellphone number); or for free on the official mobile site or Idols SA website or at,100 times per cellphone number for each valid voting period.

All the Terms and Conditions for Idols SA Season 11 voting are explained on the Idols SA website at

The result of this voting period and last week’s voting for the Top 16 guys will be announced in a spectacular live show on Sunday, 13 September.

The four girls with the most votes and the four guys with the most votes will be safe. The four girls and four guys with the fewest votes will be up for elimination, and the Idols SA judging panel of Randall Abrahams, Somizi Mhlongo, Unathi Msengana, and Gareth Cliff will save two contestants (no matter from which group they are) to make up the Idols SA Season 11 Top 10.

Tickets to the Idols SA Season 11 Live Spectaculars are available from Computicket.

For the latest information on Idols SA visit the official website at, follow @IdolsSA on Twitter, ID IdolsSA on WeChat, or like the official Idols SA Facebook page at ‘Idols South Africa’.