Idols SA Season 2

Idols SA Season 2 took place in 2003 and was won by Anke Pietrangeli, the runner-up was Poseletso Sejosingoe.

It was the second season of the South African reality interactive talent show based on the British talent show Pop Idol. It was aired from June 2003, exactly one year after the first season ended, to October of the same year.

With Colin Moss and Letoya Makhene, new hosts were introduced and half of the judging panel was replaced as Marah Louw and Gareth Cliff replaced Penny Lebyane and Marcus Brewster.

The number of finalists was increased to 12 but only two male contestants made it through the semi-final group of the top 32, Jacques Terre’Blanche and Wafeeq Saffodien who both eventually managed to reach the top 5.

Originally chosen as a wildcard winner, Francisca Blasisch suddenly quit and was replaced by Khwezi Kekana in the top 12 where she was voted off in the first live show.

Idols SA Season 2 Summary

Hosts:Colin Moss and Letoya Makhene
Judges:Dave Thompson, Gareth Cliff, Marah Louw and Randall Abrahams
Winner:Anke Pietrangeli
Runner-up:Poseletso Sejosingoe
Grand Finale Venue:Gold Reef City Hippodrome Theatre
Original Network:M-Net
Start Date:Sunday 22 June 2003
End Date:Monday 20 October 2003

Theatre Week

After the auditions and the first round of Theatre Week, we had just 32 contestants remaining, they were then split into 4 groups of 8.

The two contestants who received the highest number of votes from each group automatically made it to the Top 12, then there was a Wildcard round which produced four more contestants who completed the Top 12.

Heat 1 (20 July 2003)

Thelma Jansen“Beautiful” by Christina AguileraAdvanced
Granville Williams“Shallow Waters” by Just JinjerEliminated
Anastacia Fortuin“I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” by Britney SpearsEliminated
Edith Thwala“A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa CarltonEliminated
Musa Ndlovu“Over the Rainbow” by Judy GarlandEliminated
Petro De Villiers“Thank U” by Alanis MorissetteAdvanced
Mlami Ngiza“Honesty” by Billy JoelEliminated
Noluthando Meje“Just a Little” by Liberty XEliminated

– Petro De Villiers and Thelma Jansen advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
– Granville Williams and Noluthando Meje returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (27 July 2003)

Cizario Roberts“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill WithersEliminated
Francisca Blasich“Smile” by Charlie ChaplinEliminated
Dewald Louw“Paint My Love” by Michael Learns to RockEliminated
Bonolo Thekiso“Pretty Baby” by Vanessa CarltonEliminated
Clayton Felix“If You Come Back” by BlueEliminated
Jacques Terre’Blanche“If You’re Not the One” by Daniel BedingfieldAdvanced
Khwezi Kekana“Be with You” by Atomic KittenEliminated
Karen Ferreira“Searchin’ My Soul” by Vonda ShepardAdvanced

– Jacques Terre’Blanche and Karen Ferreira advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
– Francisca Blasich, Bonolo Thekiso, and Khwezi Kekana returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (3 August 2003)

Monde Msuthwana“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous BrothersEliminated
Bianca Bronn“Out of Reach” by GabrielleEliminated
Lesedi Job“Georgia on My Mind” by Ray CharlesEliminated
Nazneen Leeman“Sunny Came Home” by Shawn ColvinAdvanced
Lwazi Mkhize“How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” by Michael BoltonEliminated
Zama Sithole“You Can’t Hurry Love” by The SupremesEliminated
Andy Milner“I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha FranklinEliminated
Poseletso Sejosingoe“I Drove All Night” by Cyndi LauperAdvanced

– Nazneen Leeman and Poseletso Sejosingoe advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
– Lwazi Mkhize, Zama Sithole, and Andy Milner returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 4 (10 August 2003)

Anke Pietrangeli“Unforgettable” by Nat King ColeAdvanced
Wafeeq Saffodien“If You Leave Me Now” by ChicagoAdvanced
Sibongile Simelane“Every Single Thing” by Melanie LoweEliminated
Kgomotso Tsatsi“My Guy” by Mary WellsEliminated
Palesa Moeketsi“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah CareyEliminated
Clive Gumede“On the Wings of Love” by Jeffrey OsborneEliminated
Michelle Williamson“Torn” by Natalie ImbrugliaEliminated
Irene Van Der Merwe“You’re Still the One” by Shania TwainEliminated

– Anke Pietrangeli and Wafeeq Saffodien advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
– Kgomotso Tsatsi returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard Round (17 August 2003)

Kgomotso Tsatsi“Uninvited” by Alanis MorissetteAdvanced
Noluthando Meje“Chuck E.’s In Love” by Rickie Lee JonesAdvanced
Bonolo Thekiso“Life” by Des’reeEliminated
Granville Williams“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” by Jimmy RuffinEliminated
Andy Milner“The NeverEnding Story” by LimahlEliminated
Lwazi Mkhize“To Be with You” by Mr. BigEliminated
Khwezi Kekana“I Don’t Want to Wait” by Paula ColeEliminated
Francisca Blasich“I Have Nothing” by Whitney HoustonAdvanced
Zama Sithole“Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil’ Kim & MýaAdvanced

– The judges selected Kgomotso Tsatsi and Noluthando Meje to move on into the Top 12 of the competition before the hosts revealed the Top 3 vote-getters. Zama Sithole and Francisca Blasich received the most votes and completed the top 12.


Idols SA season 2 top 12 contestants were revealed on Sunday 24 August 2003.

NOTE: ages stated at the time of contest

ContestantAgeHometownVoted OffSpectacular Theme
Anke Pietrangeli19KimberleyWinnerGrand Finale
Poseletso Sejosingoe18Lotus River19 October 2003Grand Finale
Jacques Terre’Blanche20Tamboerskloof, Cape Town13 October 2003Viewer’s Choice
Nazneen Leeman17Belgravia, Cape Town6 October 2003My Idols
Wafeeq Saffodien17Mountview, Lansdowne6 October 2003My Idols
Kgomotso Tsatsi16Observatory Ext.22 September 2003Y2K
Karen Ferreira18Centurion, Pretoria15 September 2003Big Band Night
Zama Sithole19Vosloosrus8 September 2003Movie Magic
Petro De Villiers20Centurion, Pretoria1 September 2003Proudly South African
Thelma Jansen19George, Western Cape1 September 2003Proudly South African
Khwezi Kekana19Diepkloof24 August 2003Award-Winning Songs
Noluthando Meje19Tamboerskloof, Cape Town24 August 2003Award Winning Songs

Idols SA Season 2 Top 12

The Idols SA season 2 top 12 contestants performed live on Sunday 24 August 2003.

Theme: “Award-Winning Songs”

Jacques Terre’Blanche“I Write the Songs” by Barry ManilowSafe
Petro De Villiers“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta FlackSafe
Noluthando Meje“Never Knew Love Like This Before” by Stephanie MillsEliminated
Thelma Jansen“Without You” by Mariah CareySafe
Poseletso Sejosingoe“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & GarfunkelSafe
Karen Ferreira“Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim CarnesBottom three
Nazneen Leeman“If You Don’t Know Me by Now” by Simply RedSafe
Wafeeq Saffodien“I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II MenSafe
Zama Sithole“Change the World” by Eric ClaptonSafe
Anke Pietrangeli“Don’t Know Why” by Norah JonesSafe
Kgomotso Tsatsi“Have I Told You Lately” by Rod StewartSafe
Khwezi Kekana“Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston)Eliminated

Idols SA Season 2 Top 10

Idols SA season 2 top 10 contestants performed live on Sunday 31 August 2003.

Theme: “Proudly South African”

Wafeeq Saffodien“Secret Places” by Mean Mr. MustardSafe
Karen Ferreira“Life” by SemisaneBottom three
Nazneen Leeman“The Spaniard” by Lesley Rae DowlingSafe
Thelma Jansen“Rain” by SpoonFeedasEliminated
Zama Sithole“Please Stay” by Jonathan ButlerSafe
Jacques Terre’Blanche“Weeping” by Bright BlueSafe
Kgomotso Tsatsi“A Cry, a Smile, a Dance” by Judith SephumaSafe
Petro De Villiers“Like You Madly” by Just JingerEliminated
Anke Pietrangeli“Moments Away” by Mango GrooveSafe
Poseletso Sejosingoe“Meadowlands” by Miriam MakebaSafe

Idols SA Season 2 Top 8

The Idols SA season 2 top 8 contestants of this season performed live on Sunday 7 September 2003.

Theme: “Movie Magic”

Poseletso Sejosingoe“Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene CaraSafe
Jacques Terre’Blanche“Love Is in the Air” by John Paul YoungSafe
Nazneen Leeman“Love Is All Around” by Wet Wet WetSafe
Karen Ferreira“Hopelessly Devoted to You” by Olivia Newton-JohnSafe
Zama Sithole“Last Dance” by Donna SummerEliminated
Anke Pietrangeli“Independent Love Song” by ScarletSafe
Wafeeq Saffodien“Mustang Sally” by Wilson PickettBottom three
Kgomotso Tsatsi“Respect” by Aretha FranklinBottom three

Idols SA Season 2 Top 7

The Idols SA season 2 top 7 contestants performed live on Sunday 14 September 2003.

Theme: “Big Band”

Anke Pietrangeli“It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick, Jr.Safe
Wafeeq Saffodien“My Way” by Frank SinatraBottom three
Karen Ferreira“Straighten Up and Fly Right” by Nat King ColeEliminated
Kgomotso Tsatsi“Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank SinatraBottom two
Nazneen Leeman“Witchcraft” by Frank SinatraSafe
Poseletso Sejosingoe“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” by Frank SinatraSafe
Jacques Terre’Blanche“Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Frank SinatraSafe

Idols SA Season 2 Top 6

The Idols SA season 2 top 6 contestants of season 2 performed live on Sunday 21 September 2003.

Theme: “Y2K”

Kgomotso Tsatsi“Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely” by Backstreet BoysEliminated
Anke Pietrangeli“Here I Am” by Bryan AdamsSafe
Wafeeq Saffodien“Uptown Girl” by WestlifeSafe
Poseletso Sejosingoe“The Way You Love Me” by Faith HillBottom three
Jacques Terre’Blanche“Universally Speaking” by Red Hot Chili PeppersBottom two
Nazneen Leeman“Forever and for Always” by Shania TwainSafe

Idols SA Season 2 Top 5

Season 2 Top 5 contestants performed live on Sunday 28 September 2003.

Theme: “My Idol”

ContestantFirst SongSecond SongResult
Wafeeq Saffodien“Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams“Angels” by Robbie WilliamsSafe
Anke Pietrangeli“Cry” by Faith Hill“There You’ll Be” by Faith HillSafe
Jacques Terre’Blanche“Crying” by Roy Orbison“Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy OrbisonSafe
Nazneen Leeman“The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” by Cher“Strong Enough” by CherSafe
Poseletso Sejosingoe“You Light Up My Life” by Whitney Houston“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney HoustonSafe

NOTE: Due to technical issues, the voting was voided this week were the contestants were singing songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, therefore nobody was eliminated this week.

Because the voting process was nullified the previous week, the Top 5 contestants of season 2 performed again on Sunday 5 October 2003.

Theme: “John Lennon & Paul McCartney”

ContestantFirst SongSecond SongResult
Poseletso Sejosingoe“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”“Let It Be”Safe
Nazneen Leeman“Imagine”“With a Little Help from My Friends”Eliminated
Jacques Terre’Blanche“Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”“Woman”Bottom three
Wafeeq Saffodien“In My Life”“A Hard Day’s Night”Eliminated
Anke Pietrangeli“Yesterday”“From Me to You”Safe

Idols SA Season 2 Top 3 (Semi-Final)

The Idols SA season 2 Top 3 contestants (semi-finalists) of season 2 performed live on Sunday 12 October 2003.

Theme: “Viewers’ Choice”

ContestantFirst SongSecond SongThird SongResult
Anke Pietrangeli“Like a Prayer” by Madonna“True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by AerosmithSafe
Jacques Terre’Blanche“More Than Words” by Extreme“Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” by Christopher Cross“Amazed” by LonestarEliminated
Poseletso Sejosingoe“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” by Elton John“Save the Best for Last” by Vanessa Williams“Thank You” by DidoSafe

Idols SA Season 2 Top 2 (Grand Finale)

The Idols SA season 2 top 2 contestants (finalists) performed live on Sunday 19 October 2003 in order to receive votes from the voting public, the results of this voting exercise were then revealed the next day on Monday 20 October 2003.

ContestantFirst SongSecond SongThird SongResult
Poseletso Sejosingoe“Bridge Over Troubled Water”“You Light Up My Life”“Silver Lining”Runner-up
Anke Pietrangeli“Independent Love Song”“Unforgettable”“Silver Lining”Winner

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