Idols Season 9 gets down to business this week when the 8 guys who made it past the strict Idols judges in this year’s audition phases sing for South Africa’s votes for the first time at the State Theater in Pretoria on Sunday [15 September].
The guys chose and will be interpreting hits that have made waves on radio charts across Mzansi.
BENJAMIN TAINTON (19) from Noordhoek in Cape Town is singing Avicii’s mega-hit “Wake Me Up, as heard on KFM in the Western Cape.
BRENDEN LEDWABA (19) from Graskop in Mpumalanga will perform his interpretation of Rihanna’s “Stay”, a hit on East Coast Radio in KZN.
INNOCENT MABUSHE (27) from Phalaborwa in Limpopo province is singing the party song of the season, Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, which has had the listeners of Limpopo’s Capricorn FM dancing.
JONATHAN ‘JONO’ JOHANSEN (16) from Glenwood in Durban is performing “Millionaires” by The Script, a sensation on Gauteng’s 94.7 Highveld Stereo.
LEE-RON MALGAS (18) from Kensington in Cape Town is singing “Harriet Jones” from R&B star Eric Benet, an apt hit on Jozi’s Kaya FM.
MAKHOSONKE “SONKE” MAZIBUKO (21) from Soweto chose Rihanna’s “Diamonds” while PHILIP DUBE (20) from Kempton Park in Gauteng opted for R. Kelly’s “Believe In Me”.
And lastly, MUSA SUKWENE (26) from eMalahleni in Mpumalanga will add his flair to Chris Brown’s “Don’t Judge Me”.
Whether they chose the right songs or not, the 8 boys in the Idols SA Top 16 will soon find out. Voting for this Group Round closes on Monday night, 16 September at 22:00, and on Tuesday, 17 September, fans will see which of the three boys will go home during the season’s very first live Results Show.
Next week it will be the Top 8 girls’ turn, leaving us with this year’s Top 10 who will strut their stuff at the much-awaited Idols Spectaculars, held this year at the 6500-seater Moreleta Park NG Church in Pretoria. Tickets for the Idols SA Spectaculars will be available at Computicket soon.
To stay on top of the latest Idols SA news, and to find out how the voting works, visit the Idols website at www.mnet.co.za/Idols or go to the official Facebook page at “Idols South Africa”, or follow Idols on Twitter @IdolsSA.
Idols SA is a co-production between M-Net and Mzansi Magic and from now onwards the show is coming your way twice a week: on Sundays at 17:30 and Tuesdays at 19:30.