Idols SA Season 15

Idols SA Season 15 took place in 2019 and aired for four months every Sunday on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161). The season was won by Luyolo Yiba and the runner-up was Sneziey Msomi.


Host: ProVerb

Judges: Somizi Mhlongo, Unathi Nkayi and Randall Abrahams

Winner: Luyolo Yiba

Runner-up: Sneziey Msomi

Grand Finale Venue: Big Top Arena, Carnival City in Ekurhuleni

Original Network: Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Original Release: Sunday 7 July – Sunday 17 November 2019


Idols SA Season 15 judges, Somizi Mhlongo, Randall Abrahams, Unathi Nkayi and Presenter, ProVerb
Season 15 judges, Somizi Mhlongo, Randall Abrahams, Unathi Nkayi and Presenter, ProVerb.

Auditions

The auditions for Season 15 kicked off on Saturday 26 January 2019 and concluded on Saturday 2 March 2019.

Audition dates and venues

Season 15 auditions were held in the following cities;

CITYVENUEGUEST JUDGEDATE
PretoriaThe State TheatreDr Rebecca MalopeSaturday 26 January 2019
DurbanNorth Beach AmphitheatreVusi NovaSaturday 9 February 2019
JohannesburgEllis Park ArenaLady ZamarSaturday 16 February 2019
Cape TownCentury City Conference CentreDJ FreshSaturday 2 March 2019

Telkom Pop-Up Auditions:

CITYVENUEDATE
BloemfonteinPACOFS (Performing Arts Centre of the Free State)Saturday 2 February 2019
PolokwaneMeropa Casino & Entertainment WorldSaturday 23 February 2019
Port ElizabethDolphins Leap Conference & Events CentreSaturday 23 February 2019

Theatre Week

Group Performances

There were 86 contestants battling it out for 32 coveted spots that were up for grabs, Theatre Week was fast turning into a theatre of dreams coming alive and some dreams shattering before hopefuls’ eyes.

The contestants had a playlist of 10 songs to choose from. This is what many could call a professional audition with a pianist accompanying the contestants for the first time in the history of Idols SA. Song choices stressed the candidates, and many of them weren’t sure if they had made the right song choice. Some had chosen songs they didn’t even know.

At the end of the first round of Theatre Week, 54 contestants saw their Idols SA dream and journey end. Tears and pain is what they had when they were sent back home having given it their best.

Main Article: Idols SA Season 15 Theatre Week Group Performances

Solo Performances (Top 32)

Season 15 Top 32 contestants had their Theatre Week Solo performances on Sunday 11 August 2019.

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Viggy Qwabe“Noba Ngumama” by Nathi MankayiAdvanced
Virginia Qwabe“Lengoma” by ZaharaAdvanced
Thandokazi Goduka“Woza”Eliminated
Louise Nicholls“IDGAF”Advanced
Xola Toto“Down”Advanced
Thula Mnisi“No One Else Comes Close”Eliminated
Jooma Mize“Don’t Judge Me”Eliminated
Sizwe Hlatshwayo“Imali Yamalobolo”Advanced
Mmangaliso Gumbi“I Still Believe”Advanced
Motheo Tshabangu“I’ll Be There”Eliminated
Luyolo Yiba“Zanele” by Brian TembaAdvanced
Nosindiso Mzamo“Viva”Eliminated
Naledi Gwam“No Tears Left To Cry”Eliminated
Treasure Mngadi“Purpose”Advanced
Nqobile Gumede“Jik’izinto”Advanced
Zia Fielies“How Far I’ll Go”Advanced
Micayla Oelofse“Issues” by Julia MichaelsAdvanced
Sifiso Mlangeni“Bekezela”Eliminated
Sneziey Msomi“Through The Fire” by Chaka KhanAdvanced
Craig Jordaan“Let’s Stay Together”Advanced
Neo Dube“India.Arie”Eliminated
Katara Maroro“Mercy Mercy Me”Eliminated
Thoriso Seodisha“One Last Cry”Eliminated
Innocentia Sibi“Life Is Going On”Advanced
Lance Florence“Heartboxing”Eliminated
Dinky Swartz“For You”Advanced
Nolo Seodisha“Anytime”Advanced
Snenhlanhla Khumalo“Ngeke Ngikulahle”Eliminated
Andy Keys“One Love” by Bob MarleyAdvanced
Gugulethu Gumede“My Baby”Eliminated
Sandy Bota“I Remember”Eliminated
Melanin“Let Me Know”Eliminated

Main Article: Idols SA Season 15 Top 32 Contestants


Finalists

17 contestants were selected for the next round instead of the traditional 16 to accommodate twins Viggy and Virginia Qwabe.

Top 17 Contestants

Season 15 Top 17 contestants were revealed on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 17 Contestants
Idols SA Season 15 Top 17 contestants.
CONTESTANTAGEGENDERHOMETOWN
Andy Keys20MaleEmbalenhle, Secunda
Craig Jordaan21MaleElsies River, Epping Forest
Dinky Kunene22FemaleEnnerdale, Gauteng
Innocentia Sibi30FemaleKhuma, Stilfontein
Louise Nicholls29FemaleStrandfontein, Cape Town
Luyolo Yiba24MaleKing Williams Town, Cape Town
Micayla Oelofse18FemalePort Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Mmangaliso Gumbi24FemaleLadysmith, KwaZulu-Natal
Nolo Seodisha26MaleSoshanguve
Nqobile Gumede21FemaleKwaMashu
Sizwe Hlatshwayo27MaleEmalahleni
Sneziey Msomi25FemaleUmlazi
Treasure Mngadi23MaleKwaMashu
Viggy Qwabe22FemaleKwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal
Virginia Qwabe22FemaleKwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal
Xola Toto21FemaleCape Town
Zia Fielies19FemaleManenberg, Cape Town

Main Article: Idols SA Season 15 Top 17 Contestants

The Top 17 contestants were then divided into two groups, A and B.

Group A

The Top 17 contestants of Group A performed on Sunday 25 August 2019.

Theme: “Trending”

Group Performance: Group A contestants performed “Fela In Versace” by AKA Ft. Kiddominant

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Sizwe Hlatshwayo“Tigi” by SandsEliminated
Mmangaliso Gumbi“Egoli” by Mlindo The Vocalist Ft. SjavaAdvanced
Louise Nicholls“Without Me” by HalseyEliminated
Andy Keys“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 Ft. Cardi BEliminated
Virginia Qwabe“Themba” by Kelly KhumaloAdvanced
Viggy Qwabe“Mgodi” by ZaharaAdvanced
Dinky Kunene“Get You” by Daniel Caesar Ft. Kali UchisAdvanced
Nolo Seodisha“Talk” by KhalidAdvanced
Xola Toto“Come With Me” by Black Coffee Ft. MqueEliminated

Group B

The Top 17 contestants of Group B performed on Sunday 1 September 2019.

Theme: “Trending”

Group Performance: Group B contestants performed “Move For Me” by Cassper Nyovest Ft. Boskasie

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Sneziey Msomi“Ewe Getsemane” by SbuNoahAdvanced
Nqobile Gumede“Love Theory” by Kirk FranklinAdvanced
Luyolo Yiba“Say You Won’t Let Go” by James ArthurAdvanced
Zia Fielies“Better” by KhalidEliminated
Treasure Mngadi“The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris & GreyEliminated
Craig Jordaan“Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith & NormaniEliminated
Micayla Oelofse“New Rules” by Dua LipaAdvanced
Innocentia Sibi“Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia CaraAdvanced

Top 10

Season 15 Top 10 contestants were revealed on Sunday 8 September 2019.

Performers Of The Evening:

  • Top 17 contestants and ProVerb performed “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
  • LadySmith Black Mmabazo and judge Unathi performed “Halo Sana
  • Top 17 Group A performed “Giant” by Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man
  • Top 17 Group B performed “Level Up” by Ciara
  • Paxton and Tresor performed “Kiss The Haze
  • Syleena Johnson performed “Woman
  • Shado M performed “Inhliziyo Yami ithi Hey
Idols SA Season 15 Top 10 Contestants
Season 15 Top 10 contestants.

The Top 10 contestants then performed a week later on Sunday 15 September 2019.

Theme: “Inspirational hits”

Guest Performer: Dr Tumi & the Top 10 contestants performed “Nothing Without You

NOTE: All the performers were accompanied by the ‘Tshwane Gospel Choir’.

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Dinky Kunene“One Wing” by Jordin SparksAdvanced
Viggy Qwabe“Phumelela” by Miss Pru Ft. Amanda Black, Emtee, Sjava, Saudi & SindiAdvanced
Luyolo Yiba“Set Fire to the Rain” by AdeleAdvanced
Nqobile Gumede“Can’t Give Up Now” by Mary MaryAdvanced
Sneziey Msomi“Heal My Soul” by Tshwane Gospel ChoirAdvanced
Virginia Qwabe“Yebo Linamandla” by Benjamin Dube Ft. Nomakhuze NdabulaAdvanced
Nolo Seodisha“Modimo Ke Lerato” by Joyous CelebrationAdvanced
Innocentia Sibi“Ave Maria” by BeyoncéEliminated
Mmangaliso Gumbi“Ngangingazi” by Benjamin Dube Ft. Siyakha KhithazaAdvanced
Micayla Oelofse“Rise Up” by Andra DayAdvanced

The Top 10 contestants attended a Financial Management Masterclass courtesy of Old Mutual, the goal of this was to help the contestants with financial freedom and empowerment. The class took place at Old Mutual’s AMPD Studios in Newtown Johannesburg on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 10 Contestants' Financial Management Masterclass at Old Mutual's AMPD Studios in Newtown Johannesburg.
Season 15 Top 10 Contestants at Old Mutual’s AMPD Studios in Newtown Johannesburg.

Top 9

The Top 9 contestants were revealed on Sunday 22 September 2019 and they also performed live on the same day.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 9 Contestants
Season 15 Top 9 contestants.

Theme: “DJ Tira’s Playlist”

Guest Mentor & Performer: DJ Tira

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Virginia Qwabe“Umsindo” by Durban’s Finest Ft. ProfessorAdvanced
Sneziey Msomi“Pakisha” by Dladla Mshunqisi Ft. Distruction Boyz & DJ TiraAdvanced
Dinky Kunene“No Rush (Remix)” by DJ Tira & Prince Bulo Ft. AKA & OkmalumkoolkatEliminated
Micayla Oelofse“Best Part” by Daniel Caesar Ft. H.E.R.Advanced
Nqobile Gumede“Malokazi” by Mduduzi Ft. BeritaAdvanced
Nolo Seodisha“Jika” by AKA Ft. Yanga ChiefAdvanced
Mmangaliso Gumbi“A Couple Of Forevers” by Chrisette MicheleAdvanced
Viggy Qwabe“Amaxoki” by Distruction Boyz Ft. DJ Tira & KdotAdvanced
Luyolo Yiba“Abangani” by Sjava Ft. Saudi & EmteeAdvanced

Top 8

Season 15 Top 8 contestants were revealed on Sunday 29 September 2019 after which they performed live. This day was the perfect celebration of the LGBTQI+ community, especially since a day before (Saturday 28 September), Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo had finally tied the knot.

Theme: “Diva/Divo Showstoppers”

Group Performance: Top 8 Contestants and Mzansi Gay Choir performed “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

Guest Performers:
– Holly Rey performed “Deeper
– Mzansi Gay Choir featuring Thula Mnisi (this season’s Top 32 finalist)

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Sneziey Msomi“Burn Out” by Sipho ‘Hotstix’ MabuseAdvanced
Viggy Qwabe“Chandelier” by SiaAdvanced
Luyolo Yiba“Green Light” by John Legend Ft. André 3000Advanced
Nqobile Gumede“I’m Every Woman” by Whitney HoustonEliminated
Nolo Seodisha“Umkhaya Lo” by MusaAdvanced
Virginia Qwabe“Titanium” by David Guetta Ft. SiaAdvanced
Micayla Oelofse“Angifuni” by PaxtonAdvanced
Mmangaliso Gumbi“Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa, & PinkAdvanced

The Top 8 contestants attended the Telkom South Africa Activation at the Mall of Africa on Friday 4 October 2019 and they were accompanied by the Idols SA presenter, ProVerb.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 8 Contestants at the Telkom South Africa Activation
Season 15 Top 8 contestants and ProVerb at the Telkom South Africa Activation at the Mall of Africa.

Top 7

The Top 7 contestants were revealed on Sunday 6 October 2019, after which they performed live.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 7 Contestants
Season 15 Top 7 contestants.

Theme: “Love Hits”

Guest Performer: Ihashi Elimhlophe performed “Nkiya Nkiya” and “AmaWaza Waza

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Luyolo Yiba“I Love You” by ThamiAdvanced
Micayla Oelofse“Run To You” by Whitney HoustonAdvanced
Mmangaliso Gumbi“Be Without You” by Mary J. BligeEliminated
Nolo Seodisha“Close The Door” by Teddy PendergrassAdvanced
Sneziey Msomi“Have You Ever?” by BrandyAdvanced
Viggy Qwabe“S’thandwa Sami” by Thee LegacyAdvanced
Virginia Qwabe“Yim’ Okthandayo” by Linda Ft. Zanda ZakuzaAdvanced

Top 6

Season 15 Top 6 contestants were revealed on Sunday 13 October 2019, they then performed on the live Idols SA stage.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 6 Contestants
Season 15 Top 6 contestants.

Theme: “Showstopper”

Group Performance: Top 7 Contestants performed “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X Ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Guest Performers: Kaygee DaKing and Bizizi performed “Kokota Piano

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Luyolo Yiba“Dance Till You Drop” by Naak MusiQAdvanced
Virginia Qwabe“Khona” by Mafikizolo Ft. UhuruEliminated
Viggy Qwabe“Hamba” by Zanda Zakuza Ft. Bongo BeatsAdvanced
Sneziey Msomi“Proud Mary” by Ike & Tina TurnerAdvanced
Nolo Seodisha“Speed Of Sound” by Da Capo Ft. TresorAdvanced
Micayla Oelofse“Worth It” by Fifth Harmony Ft. Kid InkAdvanced

Top 5

The Top 5 contestants were revealed on Sunday 20 October 2019 after which they lit up the Idols SA stage for two performances each.

Themes:
– “Cover Songs”
– “Timbaland’s Songbook”

CONTESTANTFIRST SONGSECOND SONGRESULT
Micayla Oelofse“Lights” by Ellie Goulding“Until the End of Time” by Justin TimberlakeAdvanced
Nolo Seodisha“Buza” by Letta Mbulu“What Goes Around… Comes Around” by Justin TimberlakeAdvanced
Sneziey Msomi“Black Sheep” by Gin Wigmore“Drunk in Love” by Beyoncé Ft. Jay-ZAdvanced
Luyolo Yiba“Learn to Love Again” by Lawson“Cry Me a River” by Justin TimberlakeAdvanced
Viggy Qwabe“Sinazo” by Amanda Black“Apologize” by Timbaland Ft. OneRepublicWithdrew

NOTE: As a result of Viggy’s withdrawal from the competition, all voting lines were closed for the next round and there was no contestant eliminated in the next episode.


Top 4

Season 15 Top 4 contestants performed live on Sunday 27 October 2019.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 4 Contestants
Season 15 Top 4 contestants, Luyolo Yiba, Micayla Oelofse, Nolo Seodisha and Sneziey Msomi.

Themes:
“My Fam’s High School Hits”
“My High School Hits”

Guest Performers: Prince Kaybee and Indlovukazi performed “Gugulethu

CONTESTANTFIRST SONGSECOND SONGRESULT
Nolo Seodisha“Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire“The Lazy Song” by Bruno MarsEliminated
Micayla Oelofse“It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette“Dangerous Woman” by Ariana GrandeAdvanced
Luyolo Yiba“Nightshift” by Commodores“OMG” by Usher Ft. Will.i.amAdvanced
Sneziey Msomi“Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu” by Brenda Fassie“Superman” by Black Coffee Ft. BucieAdvanced

Top 4 Debut Singles

The Top 4 contestants spent hours in studio at Gallo Records sharing beats, lyrics, back tracks and laying down vocals for their brand new debut singles over and above the usual rehearsals and technical run-throughs for their next live performances. Gallo Records gave us a sneak peek to what happened inside the contestants’ recording sessions.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 4 contestants, Luyolo Yiba, Micayla Oelofse, Nolo Seodisha and Sneziey Msomi at Gallo Records
Top 4 contestants, Luyolo, Micayla, Nolo and Sneziey Msomi at Gallo Records.

Luyolo Yiba and Micayla Oelofse laid down vocals for their debut singles on Monday 28 October 2019, where as Nolo Seodisha and Sneziey Msomi were in studio on Tuesday 29 October 2019.

It is only the debut singles for the Top 3 contestants that were premiered on Sunday 10 November 2019.

Sneziey Msomi’s debut single is titled “Kungumusa”.

Micayla Oelofse’s debut single is titled: “Tragic”

Luyolo Yiba’s debut single is titled: “Sunshine Through The Rain”


Top 3

The Top 3 contestants were revealed on Sunday 3 November 2019, they then performed live on this same day.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 3 Contestants
Season 15 Top 3 contestants, Sneziey Msomi, Luyolo Yiba and Micayla Oelofse.

Themes:
“South Africa’s Greatest”
“How It Should Have Been Done”

Guest Performer: Blaq Diamond performed “Ibhanoyi

Duets:

  • Micayla Oelofse & Luyolo Yiba performed “Almost Is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande & Nathan Sykes
  • Nolo Seodisha & Sneziey Msomi performed “When I First Saw You” by Jamie Foxx & Beyoncé
CONTESTANTFIRST SONGSECOND SONGRESULT
Luyolo Yiba“Photograph” by Ed Sheeran“Inkanyezi” by Mondli NgcoboAdvanced
Sneziey Msomi“Save Me” by Thembisile“Bhutiza” by Mobi Dixon Ft. NichumeAdvanced
Micayla Oelofse“Fallin’” by Alicia Keys“Suited” by ShekhinahEliminated

Top 3 New York Trip

After the Top 3 reveal live show, the season 15 Top 3 contestants jetted off to New York for a three day trip and they were accompanied by Idols SA presenter ProVerb.

Main Article: Idols SA Season 15 Top 3 Contestants’ New York Trip


Top 2

The Top 2 contestants were revealed on Sunday 10 November 2019 after each of the Top 3 contestants had performed their brand new single. The Top 2 then performed two more songs each.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 2 Contestants
Season 15 Top 2 contestants, Luyolo Yiba and Sneziey Msomi.

Themes:
“My Theatre Week Song”
“Favourite Song Of The Season”

Guest Performers: Semi Tee, Milano and Kamu Dee performed “Labantwana AmaUber

CONTESTANTNEW SINGLETHEATRE WEEK SONGSONG OF THE SEASONRESULT
Sneziey Msomi“Kungumusa”“Through the Fire” by Chaka Khan“Pakisha” by Dladla Mshunqisi Ft. Distruction Boyz & DJ TiraRunner-up
Luyolo Yiba“Sunshine Through The Rain”“Zanele” by Brian Temba“Abangani” by Sjava Ft. Saudi & EmteeWinner
Micayla Oelofse“Tragic”N/AN/A

Grand Finale

Idols SA Season 15 Grand Finale took place on Sunday 17 November 2019 at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City in Ekurhuleni.

Performances

  • Luyolo Yiba (accompanied by the Mzansi Gay Choir) performed “Green Light” by John Legend Ft. André 3000
  • Sneziey Msomi (accompanied by the Mzansi Gay Choir) performed “Burn Out” by Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse
  • Luyolo Yiba & Sneziey Msomi (duet) performed “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott & Leona Lewis
  • Top 10 Contestants performed “Preach” by John Legend
  • Luyolo Yiba performed “Sunshine Through The Rain

Guest Performances:
DJ Zinhle, Mvzzle and Rethabile performed “Umlilo
Samthing Soweto, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small performed “Akulaleki
DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Nokwazi performed “Vula Vala
Boity performed “Wuz Dat” and “Bakae
Vusi Nova and Idols SA Contestants performed “Asiphelelanga
Sho Madjozi performed “John Cena
Yanga performed “Promised Land

Winner and Runner-up Announcement

In a tightly-contested competition, Luyolo Yiba was announced the winner of Idols SA season 15, with Sneziey Msomi the runner-up.

Luyolo Yiba wins Idols SA Season 15
Grand Finale: Idols SA Season 15 winner, Luyolo Yiba being congratulated by judge Somizi Mhlongo.

Luyolo Yiba became an instant millionaire, with R1 Million in cash and a Ford Fiesta, among other prizes from Idols SA sponsors, Telkom, Ford, Old Mutual, Truworths and Yamaha.

Runner-up, Sneziey Msomi didn’t go empty handed, she received over R180,000 worth of prizes.


Wooden Mic

The Idols SA season 15 Wooden Mic winner was Beatrice from Cape Town, during the auditions she tried her best to sing the 2010 World Cup anthem by Shakira, Waka Waka.

Idols SA Season 15 Wooden Mic winner Beatrice from Cape Town
Beatrice – Season 15 Wooden Mic winner.

Controversy

Viggy Qwabe withdrew from the competition on Sunday 20 October 2019 after her twin sister Virginia Qwabe failed to make it into the Top 5, Mzansi Magic confirmed this in a statement on the official Idols SA website that read;

From the beginning of their idols SA journey, the twins, Viggy and Virginia have always said they are in this together. After lengthy discussions, Viggy who still remained in the Idols competition post Sunday night’s elimination has decided to exit the competition. We would like to wish both Viggy Qwabe and Virginia Qwabe all the best in their careers as they are both extremely talented. The Qwabe twins, their family, production company and channel met after the show tonight to formalise Viggy’s decision.

And as a result of Viggy’s withdrawal, all voting lines were closed for the next round and there was no contestant eliminated in the next episode that took place on Sunday 27 October 2019.

But behind the scenes, the situation had been much more worse, shocking, dangerous and crazy than we could have imagined. It was revealed that the Qwabe family, filled with anger, waged a big fight and attacked Mzansi Magic crew.

Below is a summary of what happened behind the scenes on the night of Sunday 20 October 2019;

When Virginia Qwabe was announced as the contestant that was eliminated from the competition, the Qwabe family immediately left their seats and exited the auditorium. The family also wanted Viggy Qwabe who was actually still in the competiton to get off the show immediately, while it was still live on air.

The Qwabe family then got so aggressive and attacked a member of the Mzansi Magic publicity team which led to the police being called in before the situation worsened.

It was so bad I was scared for my life, – these are the words of the person who was attacked.

He was busy outside and they targeted him because he was from Mzansi Magic, thankfully he wasn’t hurt but it’s clear it was a terrifying, abusive incident.

The person who was attacked narrated to the Idolssa.net Team that the Qwabe family said things like: I’ll just make one call and that’ll be the end of you, – the Qwabe family included the twins’ brothers, cousins and their father Lawrence Qwabe, who eventually tried to calm things down after he realised that the situation was getting out of control, and of course he had to calm things down because by then, they had been surrounded by police.

As for why the Qwabe family reacted as they did, they claimed that Idols SA rigged Virginia’s elimination because judge Somizi Mhlongo had made a prediction that one of the twins would be eliminated this week.

And this is obviously what Viggy was referring to in her Facebook where she said: We were both aware that we both won’t win and one of us would leave but not in the way it was done yesterday. I cannot stay when that has happened to my sister.

The Qwabe twins then picked up all their belongings from the Idols SA house on Sunday night (apparently this was filled with aggressive behaviour too) and were excommunicated from the series.

The Idolssa.net Team asked to speak to Viggy but Mzansi Magic told us that the twins are not available for interviews.

Mzansi Magic also told us that the social media accounts claiming the twins were bullied behind-the-scenes are fake accounts and that this isn’t true. Idols SA then released the below statement about this issue:

Mzansi Magic, is satisfied as to the credibility of the Idols SA Season 15 voting process. The vote count and ranking on contestants were independently computed by Deloitte and Touche and confirmed against the vote results determined by M-Net. While the judges provide predictions and commentary on the show, they can in no way alter the computation and outcomes of the public vote. Mzansi Magic is also satisfied that the show is managed in a manner that respects our talent and crew and that no bullying is tolerated. Philly Kubheka HOD PR & Publicity, Local Entertainment Channels.

But that was not all, the Qwabe twins did not attend the Grand Finale on Sunday 17 November 2019 because only Virginia was invited and not Viggy. This is because the Idols SA policy is that anyone eliminated from the Top 10 gets invited back for the Grand Finale but Viggy was not because she deliberately withdrew from the competition. So in solidarity with her twin sister, Virginia decided to turn down the invitation.

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