This week the Top 9 had Gareth convinced that they had met up and “decided that the fun is over and lets get down to business”. Khaya Mthethwa
kicked off the show with the David Guetta and Usher hit “Without You”. Unathi was happy to hear something different from him while Randall felt he “did not bite into it like a pop song requires”. Monde Msutwana
let his hair down and challenged himself with Daughtry’s “Crawling Back To You”. And it definitely seemed to have worked to get a nod from all three Judges.
“You had me hypnotized from the very first note till the end. I have never heard you sing like that,” said Unathi. Melissa Allison
found herself in the bottom three at last Tuesday’s Live Results Show but after yesterday’s performance Randall feels she’ll be safe this week.
“I thought this was going to be a terrible disaster but everything you did was right,” says Gareth.
And the audiences at home seemed just as impressed with her rendition of Joe Goddard’s "Gabriel";
“You made me love Gabriel 10 times more,” - Noxolo Noxy Norox Nkonqa
“Best performance of the evening. Well done!” - Luke Laurens
“Well done you raised your game this week,” - Michele Craig
After a bit of a rocky performance last week, Shekhinah Donnell
’s version of “Marry The Night” by Lady Gaga has her comfortably back in the game.
“I think you have been let down by the crowd because they really should have been on their feet. (Turns to the audience) What are you doing still sitting? Do you have any idea how good that was?” Randall said after her performance. Simphiwe Gwegwe
was up next with what the Judge’s have called his best performance thus far. He sang "Beautiful Monster" by Ne-Yo. Tshidi Tenyane
followed with a song out of her usual genre. She took on Evanescence’s “My Immortal”.
And this is what you thought;
“Proudly talented African Lady, that’s who you are,” - Amostar Hunter
“You have got an angelic voice. See in the final gal,” - Ts'ebetso Seetsa
“Tshidi was born to sing no doubt,” - Theophilus Ashimbanga
It was a difficult week for the last 3 performers.
Gareth felt “there were things that just didn’t work” with Nosipho Mngomezulu
’s take of Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”. Randall thought she lacked focus. Dominic Neill
might find himself in the bottom three again this week after his version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” failed to impress.
Gareth said: “I wish I had good news for you but that was horrible”.
Up next was Chloë Kiley
and although Tamara Dey, who had mentored the Contestants this week, said "Misery Business" by Paramor “was just made for her”, the Judges did not agree.
“This week was a really bad cover version and that’s not what we are looking for,” said Randall.
Tune in to M-Net
and Mzansi Magic
this Tuesday, 14 August at 19:30 for the Live Results Show.
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