Idols SA Season 18

Idols SA Season 18 will take place in 2022, the online auditions will kick off on Sunday 23 January 2022.

Idols SA Season 18 Season Summary

Hosted by:ProVerb
Judges:Somizi Mhlongo, Thembi Seete, and JR Bogopa
Theme:“Singing a Different Tune”
Winner:
Runner-up:
Original Network:Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)
Start date:Sunday 17 July 2022
End date:Sunday 13 November 2022
Number of episodes:10

Idols SA Season 18 Sponsors

Idols SA Season 18 has a number of sponsors that are listed below;

  • Standard bank
  • Toyota
  • Truworths
  • Yamaha
  • Spotify Africa

Idols SA Season 18 Judges

The Idols SA Season 18 judges were revealed on Wednesday 16 February 2022 during a press conference and media briefing event that was hosted by Idols SA presenter, ProVerb.

  • Somizi Mhlongo
  • Thembi Seete
  • JR

Idols SA Season 18 Auditions

The Idols SA Season 18 online auditions opened at midnight on Sunday 23 January 2022 and closed at midnight on Saturday 5 February 2022.

Only 15,000 audition entries were accepted, on a first come first serve basis.

Online Audition judging then commenced in mid-February of 2022.


Idols SA Season 18 Theatre Week


Idols SA Season 18 Top 12

The Idols SA Season 18 Top 12 Contestants were revealed on Sunday 21 August 2022.

ContestantAgeHometownPlace Finished
Thapelo Molomo29Mokopane, Limpopo
Mpilwenhle Mokopu23Katlehong, Gauteng
Ty Loner21Eldorado Park, Gauteng
Noxolo Mthethwa25Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal
Kabelo Makhetha24Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Tesmin-Robyn Khanye24Katlehong, Gauteng
Ceejay Canvass24KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal
Nozi Sibiya27Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal
Zee Arnolds18Cape Town, Western Cape
Lerato Matsabu27Vaal, Gauteng10th
Nandi Ndathane21Diepkloof, Gauteng11th
Hope Mkhwanazi23Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal12th

Top 12 Group 1

Group 1 contestants of the Top 12 performed live on Sunday 28 August 2022.

Themes: “Duets with Mzansi Stars” and “Greatest Hits of Today”

CONTESTANTFIRST SONGSECOND SONGRESULT
Zee“Empini” with Kelly Khumalo“Surprise” by ChlöeAdvanced
Thapelo“Langa Linye” with Mduduzi Ncube“Love Me More” by Sam SmithAdvanced
Hope“Pretend” with Langa Mavuso“Hrs and Hrs” by Muni LongEliminated
Mpilwenhle“Phatha Kahle” with Presss“Positions” by Ariana GrandeAdvanced
Kabelo“Ngam’khetha” with Nomfundo Moh“For Tonight” by GiveonAdvanced
Tesmin-Robyn“Pillow Talk” with Boohle“Pressure” by Ari LennoxAdvanced

Top 12 Group 2

Group 2 contestants of the Top 12 performed live on Sunday 4 September 2022.

Themes: “Duets with Mzansi Stars” and “Greatest Hits of Today”

CONTESTANTFIRST SONGSECOND SONGRESULT
Noxolo“Kuyenyukela” with Kelly Khumalo“Jerome” by LizzoAdvanced
Nandi“Ngimnandi” with Boohle“Enough” by FantasiaEliminated
Ceejay“Isiginci” with Mduduzi Ncube“Love Nwantiti” by CKayAdvanced
Lerato“Soft Life” with Nomfundo Moh“Kiss Me More” by Doja CatAdvanced
Ty Loner“Cry No More” with Presss“Last Last” by Burna BoyAdvanced
Nozi“Mvula” with Langa Mavuso“Break My Soul” by BeyoncéAdvanced

Idols SA Season 18 Top 10

The Idols SA Season 18 Top 10 Contestants were revealed on Sunday 11 September 2022.

Each of the Top 10 contestants also performed one song live.

Theme: “Spotify’s Soulful Sundays”

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Mpilwenhle“Kahle” by Amanda BlackAdvanced
Thapelo“All by Myself” by Celine DionAdvanced
Tesmin-Robyn“More Than You” by Moneoa MosheshAdvanced
Zee“Jik’Izinto” by ZonkeAdvanced
Kabelo“Her Heart” by Anthony HamiltonAdvanced
Lerato“I Can’t Make You Love Me” by TankEliminated
Ty Loner“Thando” by Lloyd CeleAdvanced
Noxolo“Masterpiece (Mona Lisa)” by Jazmine SullivanAdvanced
Nozi“Giving Myself” by Jennifer HudsonAdvanced
Ceejay“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” by John Legend featuring LudacrisAdvanced

Main Article: Idols SA Season 18 Top 10 Contestants’ Prizes

Main Article: Idols SA Season 18 Top 10 Contestants’ Voting Poll


Idols SA Season 18 Top 9

The Idols SA Season 18 Top 9 Contestants were revealed on Sunday 18 September 2022.

Each of the Top 9 contestants also performed one song live.

Theme: “South African classics”

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Noxolo“Shebeleza” by Joe MafelaAdvanced
Kabelo“Ekuseni” by Ringo MadlingoziAdvanced
Mpilwenhle“Nomalanga” by Caiphus SemenyaAdvanced
Ceejay“Send Me” by Hugh MasekelaAdvanced
Tesmin-Robyn“Siyaya Phambili” by StimelaEliminated
Ty Loner“Scatterlings Of Africa” by Johnny Clegg & JulukaAdvanced
Nozi“Nizalwa Ngobani” by Thandiswa MazwaiAdvanced
Thapelo“Papa” by SankomotaAdvanced
Zee“Mama I’m Sorry” by Brenda FassieAdvanced

Main Article: Idols SA Season 18 Top 9 Contestants’ Voting Poll


Idols SA Season 18 Top 8

The Idols SA Season 18 Top 8 Contestants were revealed on Sunday 25 September 2022.

Each of the Top 8 contestants also performed one song live.

CONTESTANTSONGRESULT
Nozi“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
Ceejay“Mas’thokoze” by Mafikizolo
Zee“I Can’t Help) Falling in Love with You” by UB40
Kabelo“Here and Now” by Luther Vandross
Ty Loner“Can You Stand the Rain” by New Edition
Thapelo“Let It Be” by The Beatles
Mpilwenhle“Hero” by Mariah Carey
Noxolo“Miss You Like Crazy” by Natalie Cole

Idols SA Season 18 Wooden Mic

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