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News: Get to Know Your Top 10

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 00:00
News: Get to Know Your Top 10
Sunday night was the biggest cut in Idols South Africa history with 8 Idols hopefuls being sent home.

When asked about his thoughts on the Top 10, Randall said: “If you thought that the Top 18 was difficult, the Top 10 is going to be impossible”.

Your Top 10 Contestants are:

Chloë Kiley
Before entering Idols Chloe was studying musical theatre and entered the competition knowing it would be an amazing platform to start off her career in music.

Dominic Neill
When Dominic realised that studying business was not what he wanted to do, he turned to something a little more familiar, which has always been music.

Khaya Mthethwa
Khaya is no stranger to the music industry but felt the need for a new challenge.

“I needed something that’s going to challenge me, a self validation of sorts that will make me realise how much potential I have inside me,” he says.

Melissa Allison
Melissa, a full time musician from Port Elizabeth, thinks the Idols competition is a good way for a solo artist to introduce themselves to South Africa.

Monde Msutwana
At 30, Monde is taking the last chance he has to enter Idols and says the secret to looking young is a healthy diet.

Nosipho Mngomezulu
Nosipho believes she is living any singer’s dream and is just happy to be a part of it all. She is grateful to have a strong support system.

“My family and friends are very supportive, they encourage to do my best and just give it my all when I’m on stage,” she says.

Obakeng Ramaboa
For Obakeng, Idols presented an amazing opportunity to live his dream without having to hustle like many other musicians. And given the chance, he would love to have Brian McKnight open for him at a concert.

“I like the way the old man stretches the boundaries,” he says.

Shekhinah Donnell
Shekhinah entered Idols SA in order to become a performer. She prefers Twitter over Facebook, she hates having the Friday Song stuck in her head and has her dad as her biggest fan.

Simphiwe Gwegwe
From his very first audition, Simphiwe had already proven his dedication to winning this Season of Idols SA. Traveling all the way from Port Nolloth he arrived too late for the Joburg Audition. He then made his way to Durban a week later for the second rounds of auditions.

But it was all worth it when he became the only performer from the Northern Cape to make it to the Top 18.

Tshidi Tenyane
Tshidi’s life before Idols seems to have been a well choreographed balancing act. She is a freelance jewelry designer, does the admin at her sister’s daycare centre, has done some TV presenting, tutors her nieces while holding down a full-time job working in her church’s musical department.

Get to know your Top 10 Idols Contestants a little better. Click here to watch their video profiles.

“I think I got the best job in the world. I get to hear these people perform week after week and its such a privilege,” said Unathi when asked if she was pleased with the audiences’ choice for Top 10.

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