Idols SA’s Top 3 makes history

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S’22Kile, Berry and Karabo have made history as the first ever female-only top 3.
S’22Kile, Berry and Karabo have made history as the first ever female-only top 3.
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For the first time in history, the Idols SA Top 3 is made up of women only after Karabo, Berry and S’22Kile outsang the rest of the contestants to make it to the crucial stage of the competition.

On Sunday, 7 November, viewers had to say goodbye to fan-favourite, Kevin, who failed to gather enough of the 8-million votes cast over the week to make it to the Top 3.

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However, viewers were also treated to electric performances, which featured award-winning gospel artists Lebo Sekgobela, Ayanda Ntanzi and Hlengiwe Mhlaba, who joined the Top 3 contestants as they performed their first rounds.

Berry, who is a returnee that had previously not made it past the open auditions stage, impressed many with her hot performance of Ayanda Ntanzi’s Basuka. Karabo teamed up with Lebo Sekgobela to perform Hallelujah Mdumiseni, and S’22Kile giving a powerful rendition of Hlengiwe Mhlaba’s Mhlekazi.

For the remaining rounds, each contestant received raving reviews from the judges, including this week’s guest judge, Judith Sephuma.

S’22Kile was praised for not only her hard work throughout the competition, but Randall Abrahams also commended her decision to sing Amanda Black’s Mina Nawe for the cover-song segment, and Unathi Nkayi was pleased that she had decided to sing Doja Cat’s Woman.

Unathi was convinced that Berry had stolen the show with her perfect isiZulu while performing Basuka. Judith said she loved Berry’s take of the Righteous Brothers’ classic hit, Unchained Melody, and Randall enjoyed her take on Adele’s Easy on Me.

Karabo also enjoyed encouraging comments as Unathi told her that she becomes more powerful week by week, while guest judge Judith Sephuma said the Idols SA hopeful is a versatile singer and  Randall saying her performance was exceptional.

The Top 3 will spend the next week in Cape Town recording their first singles with Kalawa Jazmee Records and going on a much-deserved shopping spree. And next week, they will return to the Idols SA stage as we all find out who has made it to the Idols SA finale.

Catch all the action on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161, on Sundays at 5pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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