First group of #IdolsSA Top 16

Idols South Africa is well on its way to find its Top 10.

Last night, the first eight contestants of the Top 16 performed their hearts out to secure a spot, but their fate in the hands of South Africa. Idols SA viewers took to Twitter to rally behind their favourite performers.

Judge Somizi was not apart of last night's judging panel, because he was in Los Angles to attend the MTV Video Music Awards which was held on Sunday night.

Video: Ntozinhle Sinqobile


Gugu Zulu was the first to perform, doing justice to Letta Mbuli’s 'There’s music in the air'.  Phindy sang Adele’s 'Chasing Pavements', followed by Lindo who sang Maxwell’s 'Lifetime'.

Sixteen-year-old Paxton performed Alessia Cara's 'Hero', while Faith sang Vusi Nova’s 'Memeza'. Christo gave Bruno Mars a run for his money when he sang 'Versace On The Floor' and funky Blessed took on Brenda Fassie's 'Promises'.

Thokozile became a favourite to many after she closed off the evening with a bang when she sang Beyonce's 'Dangerously In Love'.

The second group of the remaining contestants will perform next Sunday. The group consists of  Gabi, Hadassah, Mthokozisi, Thapelo, Botlhale, Minnie, Tee and Basetsana.

Voting is now open to make sure your favourite contestant is in the Top 10.