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The Top Three

It's really coming down to the wire. Who will be crowned the next South African Idol? 

When Zoe left on Tuesday (poor Bunny), it was obvious that the winner will be male. Arguably the strongest three singers throughout the season, Musa, Sonke and Brenden have consistently wowed us with their performances- some more than the other, but we were still impressed. Even though we feel that Bunny should also be here had the judges used their save, this would've been a very different top 3/4. 

One thing that gave Zoe an extra edge over the guys was that she chose contemporary pop music, music that we listen to on the radio. She was one amazing performer and you were left with one thing after her performances: She's a star. 

Now do the guys have star power? Well, not really. Brenden is the full package- looks good, trendy, great voice- but there's still a lot of work to be done. 
Sonke also doesn't have that star power that will draw people in. The same with Musa. But these can be worked on. Who knows, soon they'll be headlining their own shows. 

Anyway here's what the guys will be singing this Sunday. 

The top 3 contestants get to perform three songs each: one chosen for each of them by the Idols judges, one by Idols Musical Director RJ Benjamin, and one song of their own choosing. 


  • Beauty and a Beat by Justin Bieber (Judges' Choice)
  • Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars (RJ's choice)
  • Do You by Miguel (Brenden's Choice)

All very different songs that should showcase how versatile he can be; from slapstick Bieber, to fun and retro Bruno Mars and crooner, Miguel. We approve. 


  • Meropa by The Mahotella Queens (Oskido and BOP remix)
  • Love by Musiq Soulchild
  • Inkomo by The Soil

Not contemporary, but these songs are suited to Musa. Very surprising that the judges chose Meropa. But this should be great. 


  • Turn Me On by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj
  • Rhythm of the Night by DeBarge
  • Burn Out by Sipho Hotstix Mabuse

See, Sonke knows that the judges were going to pick something very pop and EDM and I'm not surprised by his choice of Burn Out. Gotta appeal to the old folks yo! 

Who will impress? Well it's all going to depend on how well they perform. These are all great choices and will appeal to the whole audience. Now for them to show up and blow us away. This show is now clearly for the ladies to swoon over. But then swooning is pointless if you don't vote! 

May the best man win! 

Idols SA is a co-production between M-Net and Mzansi Magic and comes your way twice a week: on Sundays at 17:30 and Tuesdays at 19:30.

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