The 15th edition of SA Idols is heating up as the contestants fight to survive another week in the competition. But news just in: Twin Viggy Qwabe quits Idols see here!

Wow, hold on, Season 15’s Idols Top 5 sing two songs as they vie for a place in the Top 4, see here.

But fast forward folks for the final update – who won SA Idols SeasonLuyolo Yiba.

Sunday 13 October everyone said goodbye to Mangaliso Gumbi, who failed to get enough votes to make it to the Idols SA Top 6. And with just a few weeks to go to the finale, the pressure is on for the remaining contestants to prove that they have what it takes to be the next South African Idol. And there’s no better week to show the goods than on Idols Showstopper Night – arguably the most anticipated evening of the competition.

The fabulous Idols SA Top 6
The fabulous Idols SA Top 6

Delivered the goods

Our Idols SA Top 6 contestants certainly did their best to set the stage on fire. With the evening already amped up by the judges, who took to the stage to show off their outfits, and the Top 7 group performance of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’s Old Town Road – it was all set for the contestants to bring it.

Luyolo Yiba was the first contestant of the evening with Dance Till You Drop by Naakmusiq. While Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi were pleased with his performance, Somizi Mhlongo said he expected more from the easy-going Yiba.

Virginia Qwabe too, divided the judges with her performance of Mafikizolo and Uhuru’s Khona, as did Nolo Seodisha with his rendition of Da Capo’s Speed of Sound.

Nkayi said Virginia gave an all-round good performance, but Abrahams wished she had enjoyed the performance a bit more, while Mhlongo said it was nothing spectacular.

Seodisha could have done more to be front and centre of the performance, said Abrahams, though Nkayi felt he killed it. Again, Mhlongo did not warm up to the performance, saying it was a “no”.

Micayla Oelofse’s performance of Fifth Harmony’s Worth It was also met with some reservations by the judges, who all felt she could have done better. Nkayi pleaded with her to enjoy herself more.

It’s safe to say the evening belonged to Viggy Qwabe and Sneziey Msomi. Mhlongo said Viggy’s performance of Hamba by Zanda Zakusa  was the first showstopper of the evening. “Finally, the show begins!” he exclaimed.

Mhlongo’s Proud Mary was met with ululation by Nkayi and a “Whoo Shem” from Mhlongo. Abrahams had no words, so impressed was he by the performance of one of Tina Turner’s greatest hits.

The last say of course belongs to the viewers, who now get to decide who will take to the stage again next week as part of the Idols Top  5.

This night’s performances

Luyolo Yiba: Dance Till You Drop – Naakmusiq
Virginia Qwabe: Khona – Mafikizolo, featuring Uhuru
Viggy Qwabe: Hamba – Zanda Zakusa
Sneziey Msomi: Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Nolo Seodisha:  Speed of Sound – Da Capo
Micayla Oelofse: Worth It – Fifth Harmony

What: SA Idols Top 7 Idols SA season 15
Where is Idols SA season 15: Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161, Sundays, 5pm
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