Eighty-six Idols hopefuls went through to the second stage of this singing competition but it would be the end of the road for many of them.
Theatre week is a gruelling stage that demands that each contestant performs their best. This year the contestants had to choose a song from a playlist of 10. They then had to sing with a pianist accompanying them.
Some standout performers were Miccayla, Oratile and Dinky. After day one, 34 contestant’s dreams were dashed as they got eliminated. The hopefuls went on to sing in groups where there was pressure to shine individually whilst also making the group sound good.
It all got too much for Melanin, who tearily explained that some people were being inconsiderate. ” I shouldn’t be in place where I have to cry,” she said.
Some groups performed exceptionally together, with all the members going to the next round, such as the “boys to men” trio of Luyolo, Jooma and Katara.
Unfortunately for 54 hopefuls it was the end of their Idols journey. In shock and disbelief some contestants vowed to try again next year. You can watch their performances on the Mzansi Magic website.