Durban – Idols SA Season 11 is already almost halfway through the Top 10 and only six will be left standing at the end of this week’s spectacular.
Who will become the fourth person to leave their Idols SA dreams behind on the State Theatre stage on Sunday night?
Lungisa Xhamela, 24, who gave up his studies in medical bioscience at the University of the Western Cape to pursue his musical dreams full-time, was booted out last week.
And now the heat is well and truly on.
With all of the Top 7 contestants born in the 1990s, this week’s musical theme is The ’90s vs Today, with each contestant performing a classic 1990s hit as well as a hit from the world’s current music charts.
And here is what each of them has chosen to perform:
* Amanda Antony, 22, from Port Elizabeth, who was born in 1993, chose Mary J Blige’s I’m Goin’ Down from January 1995 and Sia’s Big Girls Cry for her current hit.
* Little Miss Dynamite Dineo Moseki, 22, from Vryburg – also a 1993 baby – chose Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor from December 1998, and local outfit Beatenberg’s Rafael off the current charts.
* Karabo Mogane, 24, from Mbombela, who was born in 1991, went back to April 1995 for Boys II Men classic Water Runs Dry, and from today’s tracklists he selected Hozier’s Someone New.
* At only 16, Loyiso Gijana from Uitenhage was born in 1999, and he also chose a Boyz II Men track: It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday, from August 1991. And his 2015 hit is Hold Back The River, by James Bay.
* Mmatema Moremi, 23, from Limpopo was born in 1992 but her 1990s hit is from September 1998: Deborah Cox’s Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here. And from the current world charts, Mmatema chose Jess Glynne’s hit, Hold My Hand.
* Rhema Varrie, 21, from Alberton was born in 1994 and his hit from February 1995 is Radiohead’s High And Dry. And his current selection is One Republic’s Counting Stars.
* And 24-year-old Siphelele Ngcobo from Inanda, who was born in 1991, went with the classic All 4 One hit I Can Love You Like That from June 1995, and with a vernacular choice as always for his current song: Nathi’s Nomvula.
The Sunday Independent