Idols SA season 15 finale: Here's how it went down

'Idols SA' winner Luyolo Yiba. (Photo: Mzansi Magic)
'Idols SA' winner Luyolo Yiba. (Photo: Mzansi Magic)
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17 Nov 2019

Join us as we watch the grand finale of Idols SA season 15.

We give you minute-to-minute updates of all the action as it happens. 

17 Nov 2019

In case you haven't been following the entire season meet the top 2 Luyolo Yiba and Sneziey Msomi.

<p>In case you haven't been following the entire season meet the top 2&nbsp;<strong>Luyolo Yiba</strong> and <strong>Sneziey Msomi</strong>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p>

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Get to know Luyolo here:

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Get to know Sneziey here:

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What a powerful opening by the top 10 contestants. 

<p>What a powerful opening by the top 10 contestants.&nbsp;</p><p></p>

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The finalists have some heartfelt well-wishes for the last two standing.

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Somizi sure does know how to make an entrance.

Wooooo shem!

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In case you're wondering where Viggy and Virginia are. 

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With a fifteen-season history and of the longest-running shows on television there has been drama on and off-camera.

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Sjoe! Luyolo didn't come to play tonight what a performance. 

We're sure John Legend would approve (maybe he can be the opening act next time John comes).

<p>Sjoe! Luyolo didn't come to play tonight what a performance.&nbsp;</p><p>We're sure John Legend would approve (maybe he can be the opening act next time John comes).</p><p></p>

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Luyolo's single is number 2 on iTunes.

Watch the official music video for, Sunshine Through the Rain

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Here's what went down behind-the-scenes of Sneziey’s music video.

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Here's what went down behind-the-scenes of Luyolo’s music video.

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Idols SA has been renewed for a 16th season!

Auditions will kick off in Cape Town on 1 February.

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Warm up you vocal chords and start practising your audition song. 

AUDITION DATES:

Cape Town - 1 February 2020

Pretoria - 15 February 2020

Durban - 22 February 2020

Johannesburg - 7 March

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It's not only the winner who walks away with prizes.

The runner-up also takes home an awesome prize package of R180 000 worth of prizes.

From Telkom: R50 000 in cash, a Huawei Mediapad T5 tablet computer, 5GB of Telkom and FreeMe data pre-loaded.

From Truworths: R50 000 is fashion vouchers and clothing from the show.

From Yamaha: R30 000 worth of musical equipment. 

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The winner will walk away with the title, a recording deal with Gallo and over R1.5 million in prizes. 

From Telkom: R350 000 in cash, a Huawei, GT smart watch, a Huawei, Mediapad, M5 Lite tablet computer, a Huawei Wi-fi routerand 20GB of Telkom data pre-loaded.

From Mzansi Magic: R350 000 in cash.

From Ford: A brand-new Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost.

From Old Mutual: R300 000 cash in an Old Mutual Money Account.

From Truworths: A R100 fashion voucher.

From Yamaha: R80 000's worth of musical equipment.

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That duet by the top 2 was so heartwarming. 

<p>That duet by the top 2 was so heartwarming.&nbsp;</p>

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In just a few minutes the winner will be announced. 

<p>In just a few minutes the winner will be announced.&nbsp;</p><p></p>

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Dim the lights, cue the music... let's go to an ad break. 

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Over 36 million votes were cast this week!

Well done, South Africa. 

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186 million votes were cast this season.

Wow!

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Luyolo Yiba has been crowned the winner of Idols SA season 15!

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The 24-year-old from Buffalo River was one of only two men to make it through to the top 10 and is the first male winner in three years.

<p>The 24-year-old from Buffalo River was one of only two men to make it through to the top 10 and is the first male winner in three years.</p><p></p>

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And it's a wrap. 

See you for season 16!

<p>And it's a wrap.&nbsp;</p><p>See you for season 16!</p><p></p>

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'Idols SA' season 15 winner crowned

Cape Town - After a gruelling competition and over 186 million votes cast the winner of Idols SA season 15 has been announced. The grand finale took place at Carnival City where Luyolo Yiba was crowned as the winner during a spectacular live show. Missed our EPIC #IdolsSA finale or #IdolsLuyolo's winning moment?