Amid pounding hearts and tensed atmosphere, the Idols SA top 10 for the Season 13 was announced during a ceremony in Pretoria.
The atmosphere in the State Theatre in Pretoria last weekend was tense as viewers and contestants held their braeths and waited for the result of the elimination episode. Subsequently, 10 out of 16 Idols SA contestants were called to continue the race, leaving 6 contestants to lick their wounds.
— Idols South Africa (@IdolsSA) September 11, 2017
While viewers voted for eight, the judges ruled on the last two to complete the top 10 contestants.
Paxton, who is the youngest from the first group that performed for votes two weeks back was the first to be called to move to the top 10 corner. Paxton was followed by Phindy, Faith and Thokozile, who took the performance of the night title.
The rest of the members in group one – Gugu Zulu, Lindo, Christo and Blessed were then left at the mercy of the judges with their 2 wild card selections.
Going over to group two, Proverb announced Mthokozisi, Botlhale as the first two to make it to the top 10. The two were later joined by Thapelo and Tee, completing the top 8 selected by viewers.
Consequently, Gabi, Hadassah, Basetsana and Minnie joined the other four in the waiting room which has a more tensed atmosphere hovering around it because out of the eight contestants in the waiting room, only two could be saved by the judges
When the deciding moment came, the judges saved Lindo and Christo, rounding off the top 10.
Speaking from experience, Idols SA judge Randall admonished the top 10 to grab the opportunity and make it count. “After 12 seasons, you can’t forget just what an impact Idols has. Grab this opportunity with both hands and make it work for you!”
Meet Idols SA Top 10 for season 13
- Botlhale Phora from GaRankuwa
- Thapelo Esau from Vosloorus
- Tee Xaba from Durban
- Paxton Fielies from Cape Town
- Thokozile Ndimande from Soshanguve
- Mthokozisi Ndaba from Kwamashu
- Phindi Dube from Amanzimtoti
- Faith Msibi from Emalahleni
- Christo Daniels from Port Elizabeth
- Lindokuhle Sithole from Centurion