Another relief-crammed hug by Sneizey as Nolo's mic gets muted.
The bad news for Nolo Seodisha after his elimination from Idols on Sunday night (3 November): He lost out on a trip to New York and a recording deal.
The good news: He gets to rest and sleeeeeep once his exit interviews are oves. Lovely.
Here's a rundown of Sunday'sepisode by Mzansi Magic:
With just three weeks to go to the finale, the Idols contestants hit the ground running by tackling a mainstay for any singer worth their salt - the duet.
Micayla and Luyolo oozed chemistry as they sang Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes’s Almost is Never Enough, while Sneziey and Nolo gave us the Dream Girls experience with Beyonce and Jamie Foxx’s When I First Saw You.
With the duets done and dusted, the show got down to the business of elimination and it was the end of the road for Nolo, leaving Luyolo, Sniezey and Micayla to battle for the Top 2.
The first theme of the night was “How it should be done” with the Top 3 performing a selection of songs chosen by Wooden Mic contenders as their audition pieces.
Luyolo was first on the stage, performing Photograph by Ed Sheeran. Randall said he sang the song better than Sheeran, while Somizi said his performance was clean, smooth and easy to the ear.
Unathi said the fact that he felt no need to play up to the performance showed he was a true performer. “You just stood there and commanded the stage,” she said.
During his second performance, his rendition of Mondi Ngcobo’s Inkanyezi also impressed the judges, with Somizi saying he was inspired by his story: his transformation from the invisible underdog to a true contender.
Somizi and Randall encouraged him to keep to his singing style, with Randall adding: “Don’t fix what is not broken.”
Singing Save Me by Thembisile, Sniezey once again had the judges raving about her performance. She secured both a standing ovation and a “whoo shem” from Somizi, who said her performance was impeccable, while Unathi uWeepy - Ed!
- was reduced to tears, saying that she had never had to ask her to mean what she sang.
Randall said it was her song choices that had made the difference throughout the competition, giving her kudos for always knowing which songs to select.
Her second performance, Mobi Dixon and Nichume’s Bhutiza, was more upbeat, with plenty of dance moves to wow the crowd.
As with her first performance, Randall commended her choice of song, saying she was sure to be in the Top 2.
Unathi also gave a nod to her choice, but cautioned her to approach her songs with the same intensity as her second was not a convincing as her first one.
Somizi said she was one of the most versatile performers on stage, echoing Randall's prediction that she would be in the finale.
Micayla tackled Alicia Keys’s Falling, which Unathi called feisty, congratulating her for giving it everything that it needed to be and more.
Somizi and Randall differed, saying the song was too big for her.
Micayla, however, redeemed herself with them during her second performance. Unathi called her rendition of Shekhinah’s Suited the performance of the night, while Somizi said she deserved a “whoo shem”. Randall said this was the type of song that suited her.
The Top 3 celebrate their survival by jetting off to New York this week to prepare for next week’s performances.
Who's your Top 2?