Idols South Africa (season 8)

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Idols
Season 8
Broadcast from 3 June – 2 October 2012
Judges Unathi Msengana
Gareth Cliff
Randall Abrahams
Host(s) ProVerb
Broadcaster M-Net, M-Net HD & Mzansi Magic
Winner
Khaya Mthethwa
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Origin Durban, South Africa
Song "Move"
Runner-up
Melissa Allison
Chronology

Idols South Africa VIII is the eighth season of South African reality interactive talent show based on the British talent show Pop Idol.

After the auditions, call backs will be held in Sun City for the golden ticket holders.

Regional auditions[edit]

Auditions began February 2012, and were held in the following cities:

Episode Air Date Audition City Audition Date Audition Venue Tickets to Sun City
3 June 2012 Johannesburg, Gauteng 4 February 2012 Sandton Convention Centre 39
3 June 2012 Soweto, Gauteng 25 February 2012 Walter Sisulu Hall
10 June 2012 Durban, Kwazulu Natal 11 February 2012 uShaka Marine World 21 [1]
17 June 2012 Cape Town, Western Cape 18 February 2012 Grandwest Arena 29 [2]
Total countrywide 89 [3]
  • Johannesburg and Soweto auditions were aired together on the same episode, 39 golden tickets were given between the two episodes.

Top 18 Show[edit]

The judges chose the top 18 on Sunday 15 July 2012.

Contestant Age Hometown Occupation
1 Candida Mosoma 29 Pretoria Performer
2 Chloe Kiley 24 Cape Town Performer
3 Dominic Neill 20 Johannesburg Entertainer
4 Dumi Masilela 24 Johannesburg Soccer Player and Singer
5 Jean Huisman 20 Port Elizabeth Student
6 Khaya Mthethwa 25 Durban Singer
7 Maryke Buffel 22 Paarl Singer
8 Matthew Sampson 21 Cape Town Musician
9 Melissa Alison 23 Port Elizabeth Musician
10 Monde Msutwana 30 Witbank Marketing Assistant and Radio Presenter
11 Nosipho Mngomezulu 22 Brakpan Farmer
12 Obakeng Ramaboa 26 Munsieville Singer
13 Shekhinah Donnell 17 Durban Student
14 Makoma Mahowa 23 Ermelo Performer
15 Simphiwe Gwegwe 23 Port Nolloth Performer
16 Thabisa Mhoakulwana 28 Port Elizabeth Singer
17 Treasure Mushwana 21 Roodepoort Musician
18 Tshidi Tenyane 28 Thokoza Jewelry Designer and Musician

Semi-final: Male[edit]

The Top 18 contestants were split into two groups male and female and performed a song of their own choice. The guys group show aired on 21 July 2012 and the girls group show air on 22 July 2012 and viewers had the week to vote for their Top 10.

Guys Age Hometown Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Matthew Sampson 21 Cape Town "Save Tonight" (Eagle-Eye Cherry) 3,24% (9/9)
2 Dumi Masilela 24 Johannesburg "Sexy Love" (Ne-Yo) 4,91% (6/9)
3 Obakeng Ramaboa 26 Munsieville "If There's Any Justice" (Lemar) 6,29% (4/9)
4 Jean Huisman 20 Port Elizabeth "Love the One You're With" (Stephen Stills) 4,88% (7/9)
5 Simphiwe Gwegwe 23 Port Nolloth "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) 14,40% (2/9)
6 Dominic Neill 20 Johannesburg "Don't Stop the Music" (Jamie Cullum) 5,02% (5/9)
7 Monde Msutwana 30 Witbank "When a Woman Loves" (R. Kelly) 8,47% (3/9)
8 Khaya Mthethwa 24 Johannesburg "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) 49,36% (1/9)
9 Treasure Mushwana 21 Roodepoort "Cooler Than Me" (Mike Posner) 3,41% (8/9)

Semi-final: Female[edit]

Girls Age Hometown Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Siphesihle Ndaba 23 Ermelo "Firework" (Katy Perry) 6,63% (8/9)
2 Tshidi Tenyane 28 Thokoza "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Hudson) 14,69% (2/9)
3 Maryke Buffel 22 Paarl "Rock Steady" (Aretha Franklin) 7,99% (6/9)
4 Chloe Kiley 24 Cape Town "Somebody That I Used to Know" (Gotye) 11,23% (4/9)
5 Shekhinah Donnell 17 Durban "Thinking Of You" (Katy Perry) 25,78% (1/9)
6 Nosipho Mngomezulu 22 Brakpan "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) 10,36% (5/5)
7 Thabisa Mhoakulwana 28 Port Elizabeth "Loliwe" (Zahara) 6,85% (7/9)
8 Melissa Alison 23 Port Elizabeth "Domino" (Jessie J) 11,75% (3/9)
9 Candida Mosoma 29 Pretoria "The Edge of Glory" (Lady Gaga) 4,70% (9/9)

Finals[edit]

Finalists[edit]

(ages stated at time of contest)

Contestant Age Hometown Voted Off Spectacular Theme
Khaya Mthethwa 25 Durban Winner Final
Melissa Alison 23 Port Elizabeth Runner-Up
Monde Msutwana 30 Witbank 25 Sep 2012 Semi-Final
Tshidi Tenyane 28 Thokoza 18 Sep 2012 Homebrew
Simphiwe Gwegwe 23 Port Nolloth 11 Sep 2012 Greatest song according to Rolling Stone Magazine
Shekhinah Donnell 17 Durban 4 Sep 2012 Showstopper
Dominic Neill 20 Johannesburg 28 Aug 2012 Soul
Chloe Kiley 24 Cape Town 21 Aug 2012 Song from My Birth Year
Nosipho Mngomezulu 22 Brakpan 14 Aug 2012 Grammy Award Winner
Obakeng Ramaboa 26 Munsieville 7 Aug 2012 Old school/ New School

Top 10 - Old/New School[edit]

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Nosipho Mngomezulu "Lady Marmalade" (Patti LaBelle 3,86% (7/10)
2 Obakeng Ramaboa "Kiss" (Prince) 3,00% (10/10)
3 Monde Msutwana "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (Barry White) 3,89% (6/10)
4 Chloe Kiley "Missing You" (John Waite) 5,80% (5/10)
5 Simphiwe Gwegwe "Kiss and Say Goodbye" (Denim) 9,01% (4/10)
6 Dominic Neill "I Need A Dollar" (Aloe Blacc) 3,40% (8/10)
7 Melissa Allison "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder) 3,29% (9/10)
8 Khaya Mthethwa "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) 33,09% (1/10)
9 Shekhinah Donnell "Simply the Best" (Tina Turner) 9,64% (3/10)
10 Tshidi Tenyane "How Will I Know" (Whitney Houston) 25,01% (2/10)

Top 9 - Grammy Award winner[edit]

Guest Performance: John Legend

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Khaya Mthethwa "Without You" (David Guetta feat Usher) 29,73% (1/9)
2 Monde Msutwana "Crawling Back to You" (Daughtry) 6,95% (6/9)
3 Melissa Allison "Gabriel" (Joe Goddard) 8,80% (5/9)
4 Shekhinah Donnell "Marry the Night" (Lady Gaga) 12,56% (3/9)
5 Simphiwe Gwegwe "Beautiful Monster" (Ne-Yo) 11,46% (4/9)
6 Tshidi Tenyane "My Immortal" (Evanescence) 16,06% (2/9)
7 Nosipho Mngomezulu "Grenade" (Bruno Mars) 3,77% (9/9)
8 Dominic Neill "Dynamite" (Taio Cruz) 5,63% (7/9)
9 Chloe Kiley "Misery Business" (Paramore) 5,03% (8/9)

Top 8 - Song from My Birth Year[edit]

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Tshidi Tenyane (1984) "It's Raining Men" (The Weather Girls) 11,98% (3/8)
2 Dominic Neill (1992) "To Be with You" (Mr. Big) 5,67% (7/8)
3 Simphiwe Gwegwe (1989) "Man in the Mirror" (Michael Jackson) 11,15% (4/8)
4 Chloe Kiley (1988) "Never Tear Us Apart" (INXS) 5,66% (8/8)
5 Monde Msutwana (1982) "Rosanna" (Toto) 9,84% (6/8)
6 Khaya Mthethwa (1988) "September" (Earth, Wind and Fire) 31,91% (1/8)
7 Melissa Allison (1989) "Eternal Flame" (The Bangles) 10,13% (5/8)
8 Shekhinah Donnell (1995) "Waterfalls" (TLC) 13,65% (2/8)

Top 7 - Soul[edit]

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Simphiwe Gwegwe "Sign of a Victory" (R. Kelly) 11,51% (5/7)
2 Tshidi Tenyane "As" (Mary J. Blige) 11,91% (4/7)
3 Monde Msutwana "Purple Rain" (Prince) 12,28% (3/7)
4 Dominic Neill "Paradise" (Coldplay) 6,57% (7/7)
5 Shekhinah Donnell "I Try" (Macy Grey) 14,94% (2/7)
6 Khaya Mthethwa "The World's Greatest" (R. Kelly) 33,12% (1/7)
7 Melissa Allison "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" (Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics) 9,67% (6/7)

Top 6 - Showstopper[edit]

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Shekhinah Donnell "Till the World Ends" (Britney Spears) 10,98% (6/6)
2 Melissa Allison "Where Have You Been" (Rihanna) 13,75% (3/6)
3 Monde Msutwana "Scream" (Usher) 12,07% (5/6)
4 Simphiwe Gwegwe "Turn Up the Music" (Chris Brown) 14,48% (2/6)
5 Khaya Mthethwa "Knock You Down" (Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo & Kanye West) 36,58% (1/6)
6 Tshidi Tenyane "Crazy in Love" (Beyonce ft. Jay-Z) 12,15% (4/6)

Top 5 - Greatest songs according to Rolling Stone Magazine[edit]

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Monde Msutwana "One" (U2) 14,41% (4/5)
"Cry Me a River" (Justin Timberlake)
2 Simphiwe Gwegwe "No Woman, No Cry" (Bob Marley) 13,66% (5/5)
"I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bonnie Raitt)
3 Tshidi Tenyane "Imagine" (John Lennon) 16,57% (2/5)
"River Deep - Mountain High" (Ike & Tina Turner)
4 Khaya Mthethwa "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye) 40,41% (1/5)
"Try a Little Tenderness" (Otis Redding)
5 Melissa Allison "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) 14,95% (3/5)
"Proud Mary" (Tina Turner)

Top 4 - Homebrew[edit]

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Melissa Allison "Lovesick" (The Arrows) 19,57% (2/4)
"Ndihamba Nawe" (Mafikizolo)
2 Monde Msutwana "Dominoes" (Brian Temba) 19,20% (3/4)
"Indigo Girl" (Watershed)
3 Tshidi Tenyane "Ndawo Yami" (Zamajobe) 16,20% (4/4)
"Doo Bee Doo" (Freshlyground)
4 Khaya Mthethwa "Lengoma" (Zahara) 45,03% (1/4)
"Blue Eyes" (Springbok Nude Girls)
N/A Monde Msutwana "Think Like a Man" (Jennifer Hudson & Ne-Yo feat. Rick Ross) N/A
Tshidi Tenyane
N/A Melissa Allison "Need You Now" (Lady Antebellum) N/A
Khaya Mthethwa

Top 3 - Theatre week (Semi-final)[edit]

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Percentage of calls
1 Monde Msutwana "By Your Side" (Sade) 20,71% (3/3)
"Pumped Up Kicks" (Foster the People)
"Night Shift" (Commodores)
2 Melissa Allison "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys) 22,09% (2/3)
"Chasing Pavements" (Adele)
"Unfaithful" (Rihanna)
3 Khaya Mthethwa "Down to Earth" (Justin Bieber) 57,21% (1/3)
"She Will Be Loved" (Maroon 5)
"Super Bass" (Nicki Minaj)

Top 2 - Final (Favourite performance, Most Talkes Performance & Winner's single)[edit]

Guest Judge:Ciara

Order Contestant Song (Original Artist) Result
N/A Melissa Allison "No Air" (Chris Brown ft. Jordin Sparks) N/A
Khaya Mthethwa
1 Khaya Mthethwa "Try a Little Tenderness" (Otis Redding) 80,20% (1/2)
"The World's Greatest" (R. Kelly)
"Move" (Khaya Mthethwa)
2 Melissa Allison "Gabriel" (Joe Go ddard) 19,80% (2/2)
"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" (Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics)
"I Could Spend a Lifetime" (Melissa Allison)

Elimination chart[edit]

Females Males Top 18 Top 10 Winner
Safe Most votes Safe First Safe Last Eliminated Judges' Save
Stage: Semi-Final Finals
Week: 7/29 8/5 8/12 8/19 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30
Place Contestant Result
1 Khaya Mthethwa Top 10 1st
33,09%
1st
29,73%
1st
31,91%
1st
33,12%
1st
36,58%
1st
40,41%
1st
45,03%
1st
57,21%
Winner
80,20%
2 Melissa Alison Top 10 9th
3,29%
5th
8,80%
5th
10,13%
6th
9,67%
3rd
13,75%
3rd
14,95%
2nd
19,57%
2nd
22,09%
Runner-Up
19,80%
3 Monde Msutwana Top 10 6th
3,89%
6th
6,95%
6th
9,84%
3rd
12,28%
5th
13,75%
4th
14,41%
3rd
19,20%
3rd
20,71%
4 Tshidi Tenyane Top 10 2nd
25,01%
2nd
16,06%
3rd
11,98%
4th
11,91%
4th
12,15%
2nd
16,57%
4th
16,20%
5 Simphiwe Gwegwe Top 10 4th
9,01%
4th
11,46%
4th
11,15%
5th
11,51%
2nd
14,48%
5th
13,66%
6 Shekhinah Donnell Top 10 3rd
9,64%
3rd
12,56%
3rd
13,65%
2nd
14,94%
6th
10,98%
7 Dominic Neill Top 10 8th
3,40%
7th
5,63%
7th
5,67%
7th
6,57%
8 Chloe Kiley Top 10 5th
5,80%
8th
5,03%
8th
5,66%
9 Nosipho Mngomezulu Top 10 7th
3,86%
9th
3,77%
10 Obakeng Ramaboa Top 10 10th
3,00%
11–18 Candy Mosoma Elim
Dumi Masilela
Jean Huisman
Maryke Buffel
Matthew Sampson
Siphesihle Ndaba
Thabisa Mhoakulwana
Treasure Mushwana

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "KZN Golden Tickets". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mother City Golden Tickets". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Golden Tickets". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 

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