Idols 17: 108 Golden Tickets pocketed for Theatre Week

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Mzansi Magic on 02 Aug 2021
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Nay for Mr Siza | Yay for Aveesono 

33 more wannabes were given Golden Tickets on Idols on Sunday (1 August) as the fourth and final day of bad singing and tears came to an end.

This takes the number of Theatre Week contenders to 108 voices.

Here's a recap of the episode by Mzansi Magic:
Joining Randall Abrahams, Unathi uWeepy (Ed) and Somizi Mhlongo as a guest judge was Zwai Bala. The award-winning singer, producer and director started his day by heading to the piano to give his fellow judges an impromptu, albeit brief performance.
The real fun began with the first audition of the day. While 30-year-old Sizakele “Mr Siza” from Mthatha performed a rendition of Margaret Singana’s Mama Tembu’s Wedding to give judges an upbeat start to the day, his journey to fame ended before it could even start as he couldn’t clinch the coveted Golden Ticket to Theatre Week.

One of those who did get a Golden Ticket was 25-year-old Aviwe Sono “Aveesono” from Centurion, who sung his own composition - securing a full house of nods that prompted host Proverb to declare him an Idols unicorn.
Aveesono will be attending Theatre Week with among others, 20-year-old Sinovuyo Mbhele from Ekurhuleni, 27-year-old Amanda “Phindile Morgets” from Pretoria, 23-year-old Capetonian Thulani Ngcwembe and 21-year-old Ashley Marutlulle from Johannesburg.
It was a narrow escape for Karabo “SongKarabo”, whose nerves got the better of him. The 27-year-old from Pretoria fumbled his audition with his rendition of Giveon’s Heartbreak Anniversary.

Fortunately for him, the judges loved his rich and textured voice and they decided to give him a shot at Theatre Week.
That opportunity was not extended to 25-year-old Fhatuwani “Elsie” from Limpopo. Her rendition of Beyoncé’s I Was Here earned her a very quick round of no's.

Others to be sent home included 24-year-old Dikeledi Morata from Pretoria, 27-year-old Sarah Thibakhoana from Midrand and 28-year-old Ncebakazi “Anzen” from Pretoria.

Three contestants who proved that some experience goes a long way were 18-year-old Mpumelelo “Bulelani” from Heidelberg, 23-year-old Tesmine-Robyn Khanye and 28-year-old Kevin Maduna, both from Johannesburg.

They were confident and comfortable in front of the judges and were able to book their spots at Theatre Week.
As the day ended, it was evident that South Africa has exceptional talent. This means that this year, the judges dished out 108 Golden Tickets and it is now up to those 108 contestants to show South Africa that they have what it takes to be the next South African Idol.
Wrapping up the first round of auditions, the judges said they were impressed with the talent they have seen over the four days of auditions.

“For me, I am happy because this year the guys are very strong. There is a lot of diversity and many good singers,” said Unathi.

Somizi concurred, adding that he cannot wait for the coming weeks to see who will make it to the Top 10. “It’s a tough call for now, because there are so many potential winners,” he added.

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