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Sunday, 15 October 2023 14:44

A night of power and passion as the Idols SA top 4 take the stage by storm.

Entertainment Reporter.

In a night filled with soaring vocals and raw emotion, Idols SA's top 4 contestants proved why they've made it this far in the competition. Performing iconic hits from a playlist curated by special guest PJ Morton to serenading audiences with the most popular local love songs, each contender left a lasting impression on both the judges and fans.

Meanwhile, multiple Grammy Award winner PJ Morton wowed the audience with a performance of his new single So Lonely, joined by rapper Maglero Doe Boy, later expressing his admiration for the abundant talent he witnessed. The international star also took on the mentorship role this week, guiding our Idols towards their finale aspirations.

Setting the tone for the evening, the Top 5 entranced audiences with their harmonious rendition of The Beatles' classic Come Together. This was followed by the Top 4 delivering two awe-inspiring performances each, first from a playlist handpicked by PJ Morton and later, channelling the romance filling our screens, with their renditions of iconic love songs.

Princess began with Erykah Badu’s On & On, receiving standing ovations and praise across the board. Somizi ecstatically expressed, "This performance was smooth and jazzy. You've won a fan in me." Her follow-up, Shayizandla by Naima Kay, resonated deeply, with JR Bogopa saying, "You have given this song a rebirth."

Nkosi chose John Legend's timeless Ordinary People and, despite being urged to connect more with his audience, was praised for his growth. However, his interpretation of Ringo’s classic Sondela brought mixed reviews, with JR saying, "You had an opportunity for a home run there, but missed it."

Faith began with Musiq Soulchild’s Love, inspiring Somizi to remind him of the looming finish line. Yet, his performance of Bekezela by Bekezela saw the return of Faith, with Thembi Seete happily commenting, "This was amazing. Welcome back."

Thabo left the audience roaring with Prince's Kiss and received rave reviews for his second act, Ndinike Indawo by Jaziel Brothers. Somizi, thoroughly impressed, said, "If there's one person that deserves to win this competition, it's you."

Unluckily, as the curtains fell, Niikiey's impressive journey on the show came to an end.

With the finish line in sight, anticipation is soaring. Cassper Nyovest is scheduled to light up the stage in the upcoming shows, and PJ Morton will return for what promises to be a grand finale.

The ultimate question remains: Who will clinch the prestigious iLast Number title of Idols SA? Only three shows left, so don't miss the top 3 in action next week!

Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.