Final Round Before The Big Chop For Idols Hopefuls

Day 4 of Theatre Week started off with an exciting scavenger hunt for the remaining 31 Idols contestants left at Wild Coast Sun in Port Edward.

The group dug around the beach to uncover a treasure chest containing CDs with their names and the songs the judges had chosen for their Solo Performance round; the last before their fate would be sealed.

The loot excited some, but left others in dread.

But it wasn’t just the song choice that brought butterflied to their stomachs. For the first time in their short singing careers, the contestants were about to take on a big stage under the watchful gaze of the judges and a theatre packed with an audience. It was showtime!

The only thing standing between them and a spot in the Top 16 was an intense 48 hours with vocal coaches.

Challenges arose soon with some of the aspirant singers buckling under the pressure. There were people who missed rehearsals by hours; others couldn’t grasp the songs and kept forgetting lyrics. Anxiety got the best of the jittery ones.

The audition finale on stage was a thunderous affair, with the audience giving spirited applause and standing ovations while the judges mulled over their verdicts at the back of the theatre. Singers were not given any feedback, leaving them to await their fate on the final day of Theatre Week.

Who will walk the plank in glee and who will be gloomy? Find out in next week’s results show!

Idols SA season 14 is on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 on Sundays at 17h30. For more information visit our website:

You can also join the Idols SA conversation via social media on… Facebook: Idols South Africa ( , Twitter: @IdolsSA #IdolsSA Instagram: @IdolsSA

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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