The 15th season of Idols South Africa is in full swing and after a nationwide search and some difficult auditions, ten of the country’s brightest unsigned stars are set to embark on the journey of a lifetime as one of them is set to be crowned the winner of this season of the popular reality show.

In the past two weeks, Group One and Group Two gave their best performances to try and earn a spot in the Top 10. However, some serious cuts needed to be made and after over 20 million votes were cast, the Top 10 were officially announced on last night’s show.

Proverb opened the show by acknowledging and paying respect to Randall Abrahams who has been part of Idols SA from season 1, and he is celebrating 15 years with Idols this season. Somizi also recognised Proverb’s decade-long milestone as host of Mzansi’s favourite music show. Idols SA Season 13 winner, Paxton and Tresor graced the stage with their latest single ‘Kiss The Haze’. Their performance was followed by the world renowned R&B superstar Syleena Johnson, as she performed her latest single, ‘Woman’.

However, while it was a jam-packed episode, seven contestants were cut from the show as Virginia Qwabe, Viggy Qwabe, Nolo Seodisha, Mmangaliso Gumbi, and Dinky Kunene from Group One and Nqobile Gumede, Sneziey Msomi, Micayla Oelofse and Luyolo Yiba from Group Two made it into the Top 10. The Wild Card battle was between Xola Toto and Innocentia Sibi and with the highest votes, Innocentia completed the Top 10, sending Xola home.

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