Idols 16: It's not to be for Be

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Mzansi Magic on 25 Oct 2020
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The latest casualty of Idols 16 may have only been known by one name, but it's a meaningful name because it means a lot to Be.

Be, who hails from Bloemfontein with the motto: "The greatness you see in me is a reflection of you," was voted out of the competition on Sunday, leaving 8.

Here's a recap of what happened with them by Mzansi Magic:

The Top 8 paid homage to those who are still new to the music industry but are owning their space. Performing under the theme “New kids on the block”, the Idols SA hopefuls had the judges full of praise, proving that they too will soon be claiming their space in the music industry.
Performing Zandi Khumalo’s NgiyaKhuthanda’, Bongi started the show on a high note – with the judges praising her warmly for her performance.

Randall Abrahams said sticking with the ballads was working for her, but highlighted her song choice was not all there was to her performances. “Your vocals improve week after week,” he said.

Unathi uWeepy (Ed) too had nothing but positive words for Bongi, saying she had pierced everyone’s soul with her mother tongue. Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung said it was a beautiful way to start the show.
Next up was Mr Music, who performed DJ Maphorisa and Sjava’s ‘Ngempela’.  Unathi said his performance was contagious. “Not the most perfect vocals, but a good performance,” she said.

Somizi agreed with her but urged him to start trying different performances without losing his core style and sound. “It was a good performance, but it’s time to change gear,” he said.

Randall said Mr Music was developing slowly over the weeks, which he said, indicated he would certainly be around to perform one more song.
Zama’s rendition of Thabsie’s ‘Finally’ was met with just as much praise as her performance last week, with the judges commending her versatility. “This was beautiful,” Somizi said, adding: “We are enjoying you.”

Randall commended for her lower ranges, and Unathi congratulated her for continuously pushing herself.
Brandon was next with Musa’s ‘Angsakwazi’. Randall said although he had enjoyed the performance - and he had performed as well as he could have - he had not made the best song choice.

Unathi disagreed, however, saying Bruce had chosen well and had done an incredible job. “I think this is your best performance so far,” she said.  Somizi said he had enjoyed his vocal performance but encouraged him to connect with his audience.

Once again, Jooma had the judges heaping him with praise not only for the performance, but his stage presence. “What a perfect song for you,” gushed Unathi about his song choice - Masego’sLady Lady’, calling his performance flawless.

Somizi was equally impressed, calling him a magician, while Randall commended him for showing different dimensions without losing his core style.
ZanoThando performed NaLingi’ by Manu World Star. Somizi said it was a sexy performance even though he felt his voice needed some warming up.

Randall was impressed that he had heeded last week’s advice, shrugging off last week’s restraint and going for it. Unathi added that it was his best performance yet because he had given his all.
During the top nine performance, Unathi said being emotive was Ntokozo’s superpower and this week the judges felt she had certainly lived up to that power as she sang  Focus by H.E.R.

Randall said she had certainly stepped up, while Unathi said she had given him goosebumps.
Ndoni closed off the top eight performances with Inyanga by CiCi. Unathi commended her for her song choice, adding that she was a charming performer.

Somizi was equally impressed, calling her rendition beautiful.

Randall noted that she had improved over the weeks but needed to perform with the conviction that she deserved to be on that stage.
Voting lines are open and close on Tuesday, 27 October at 22h00.

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