The remaining contestants are now fighting for a position in the top 4.


The five remaining contestants in the IdolsSA have been announced and each of them wants to survive to the next round.

Faith Msibi from Mpumalanga made it to the top 5 and now wants to ensure her place in the top 4 next Sunday.

Of the two songs she was required to sing, the judges noticed a slight mistake when she was starting the second and told the 25-year-old eMalahleni crooner to not allow little things to throw her off.

“Don’t allow the little mistakes to throw you off,” Somizi told her while Randall urged her to do all in her power to win the heart of voters.

She sang Joe’s I Believe in You as well as Next to Me by Emeli Sande.

The others announced are:

1.) Paxton, who was first in line, sang Jade’s 1992 classic Don’t Walk Away and followed this up with Destiny’s Child’s Stand Up For Love. The judges believed she was not as good this time and needed to step up.

2.) Botlhale, who opened with K-Ci and Jojo’s classic All My Life, and continued with Sedilaka by The Soil.

#IdolsSA: Top 5... Faith Msibi continues to make MP proud

Botlhale’s Sedilaka won him the hearts of many South Africans, with some social media abuzz with declaration he is the obvious winner. Somizi gave Botlhale a standing ovation for his performance, calling it “the best in the history of Idols.”

3.) Mthokozisi who sang So Sick by Neo and R Kelly’s The Storm Is Over.

4.) Phindy sang Miriam Makeba’s Meet Me at the River and Butterfly by Mariah Carey, which won her the hearts of the judges. Randall said she had done a “sterling” job, while Somizi said she was “perfect” in her performance.

(edited by MLM)

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