It was the biggest cut in Idols history: 8 talented singers were voted out of the competition this past Sunday.
Each of them has already garnered a decent fan base over social media platforms, and these loyal supporters rallied around them. Some of these Contestants also took to their Facebook pages to express themselves.
We’ve trawled through the comments:
Hi all :-) Thank you all so much for the constant love, support and encouragement. The unfortunate end to my Idols journey has come. I may be beaten but i am far from defeated. This is just the beginning :-) – Candy
Her fans responded:
We will still be waiting for your album to be released, we will support you all the way. Goodluck for the future. - Tshiamo Elaine Setshwaelo.
We may not know each other but, I loved u from ur 1st audition! U r my 5 cornered shape (star) n I would like 2 c u going places! Gudluck Ms Candy! Lotsa lurv. - Phindile Mpumeh Mjoli.
Sihle also had something to say:
Thanks for the messages, I'm really ok. It may be the end of my Idols journey, but the beginning of a very long and successful career. On that note, its a brand new day. Lets go get 'em!!!! – Sihle.
Her fans responded:
It was sad indeed but wishing you well in the future. - Siphamandla Ntombela.
I cnt get enough of ur beauty, I want to c more of you on tv.. Mach love n stay blessed beautiful... - Smaviwe Mathe.
Thabisa also sent out a message:
So much LOVE!! So MUCH love!! WOW!!! What a journey!! You guys are AMAZING to the core!! I thank the IDOLLSA TEAM for such great work and making us look as good and with all the lessons learnt, it was an honor!! Thank you SOUTH AFRICA! Now i'm gonna be on this page for another week and i do not want loose our contact for those who want join my group please join me on *Thabisa is her name* I am strong and my mission has been complete with in this competition and now i am going to show you who i am in a full scope...WATCH THIS SPACE!! – Thabz.
Her fans sent a lot of love her way:
You go girl all the best believe in yourself n stand firm I b following u. - Felicity Swartz.
Oh gal i luvd u since 4rm da day i saw u.....u rockd dear. - Lerato Mokwena.
There was a lot of encouragement for the others who were voted off:
Hey Maryke, I thought you deserved to be in the idols top 10. Even though you may not be, you still a beautiful singer. Life works in its own bizarre way...great things are coming your way still. - Livhuhani Manyatshe.
aww so frickin sad!!! come back next year plzz!!! u rock dude! - Genevieve de la Rouviere to Matthew.
we still love u Dumi. - Thuli Msweli.
If it means anything, I'm still a fan. You have a great voice don't ever give up! - Maryam Toffar to Jean.
Treasure m still ur biggest fan poi...all the best and may the good Lord richly bless u. - Dineo Shona Mashimbyi to Treasure.
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