South Africa’s reality show and television competition #IdolsSA judges revealed season 13’s Top 16 on Sunday.
After the female force proved to be stronger last week, it was down to 4 boys instead of 8 and 12 girls.
Viewers seemed to be satisfied with this selection. However, there was sadness when 24-year-old Ofentse Motale who slayed in Pretoria auditions could not make the cut.
Motale left Unathi and the audience teary after his first audition but failed to impress the judges when he forgot his lyrics in both solo performances and group stages.
Your season 13 Top 16 girls are:
Thokozile Ndimande (27) Pretoria
Thapelo Esau (20) Pretoria
Nokuthula “Hadasssah” Makhoba (23) Pretoria
Faith Msibi (25) Pretoria
Paxton Fielies (16) Cape Town
Phindile “Phindy” Dube (19) KwaZulu Natal
Gabi Du Plessis (16) Cape Town
Minenhle “Minnie” Ntuli (22) KwaZulu Natal
Nomthandazo “Tee” Xaba (18) KwaZulu Natal
Basetsana Kolwane (19) Johannesburg
Gugulethu “Gugu” Zulu (24) Johannesburg
Blessed Mlangeni (23) Pretoria
The remaining 4 boys are:
Christo Daniels (21) Johannesburg
Mthokozisi Ndaba (25) KwaZulu Natal
Lindokuhle “Lindo” Sithole (21) Pretoria
Botlhale Phora (21) Pretoria
Contestants are now divided into groups, next week the first group will perform for South Africa’s votes.