Tonight's Idols SA Season 10 Top 9 Spectacular will be another first in the history of Idols SA as, for the first time ever, this year Idols SA is combining the traditional weekly Results Show with the Spectacular in one tense, exciting, two-hour special, live from the State Theatre in Pretoria.
That means the whole Top 11 group will step on the stage ready to perform on Sunday ... but two contestants will go home before the show even starts.
The musical theme for this week’s performances is “How It Should Have Been Done” and the contestants will show Idols fans how some of this season’s most memorable Golden Mic audition numbers should have been performed.
But before they even get to sing one note, Idols host ProVerb will first have the sad duty of announcing the results of this week’s voting, and for two of the contestants that will mean the end of their Idols dream.
But in the meantime all 11 have rehearsed a performance, and – in alphabetical order – this is what they have prepared:
This week’s Birthday Girl, Nelspruit’s Bongi Silinda (24), has prepared the Rihanna classic “Umbrella”, which was the audition song of Idols contestant Valdinah Mutakusi at the Pretoria audition.
Durbanvile singer Demi Lee (24) plans to perform the Beyoncé ballad “Halo” somewhat differently to how Raheela Abdool did it at the Durban auditions.
Former Centurion hairdresser Ivan Roux (24) has rehearsed the Lighthouse song “You & Me”, which is maybe what Velly Sean Mashazi should have done more of before his Durban audition.
Kyle Deutschmann (27), the chiropractor from Durban, wants to do Rihanna’s “Diamonds” in a way that has nothing to do with Nkosinphile Mbambo’s now-famous braai-inspired version in Durban.
Lize Mynhardt (21) from Stellenbosch is trying to rescue the Queen classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Gabsile Mahlangu’s interpretation at the Pretoria audition.
Cape Town performer London Louw (24) intends to show Jozi contestant Tyson Baloyi how Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” should have been done.
eMalahleni’s Musa Mashiane (27) has prepared Mattafix’s “Big City Life”, which was Luchan Carolus audition song in Cape Town.
Adele’s “Someone Like You” was a popular audition song this year, and Cape Town music student Roxy McVean (19) plans to show how Collen Podile should have done it at the Cape Town auditions.
Hopefully Tumi Morobane (21) has learned some skills in her Musical Theatre studies to do a better performance of Whitney Houston’s “Run To Me” than Godfrey Saul’s version at the Cape Town audition.
Vincent Bones (29) from Pietermaritzburg has prepared R. Kelly’s “When a Woman Loves”, which was Siyanda Maphumulo’s audition song in Durban.
And Vincent Verhoog (25) from Cape Town hopes to do better with Luther Vandross’s “Always And Forever” than Luchan Carolus did in Cape Town.
Rap superstar AKA is this week’s musical mentor and guest artist.