Idols SA Season 4

Idols SA season 4 is the fourth season of South African reality television series Idols South Africa. Idols South Africa is a competitive talent show based on Pop Idol in the United Kingdom. Idols South Africa season 4 premiered in August 2007.

The judging panel remained the same for the third season in a row; Colin Moss returned for what was to be his final season. As in previous seasons, each performer’s score is an aggregate of the audience’s votes (51%) and the judges’ votes (49%).

The winner was 17-year-old Jody Williams, who bested Andriëtte Norman on 9 December 2007, at Ellis Park Stadium in Williams’ hometown of Johannesburg. Williams was the youngest winner of the show to date, and she was the third consecutive woman to be named “SA Idol”. Her winning song was a cover of “Love Is All Around” by Swedish singer Agnes Carlsson. (Carlsson was previously named the winner of Sweden’s Idol 2005.)


Host: Colin Moss

Judges: Dave Thompson, Gareth Cliff, Marah Louw and Randall Abrahams

Winner: Jody Williams

Runner-up: Andriëtte Norman

Grand Finale Venue: Ellis Park Stadium

Grand Finale Duration: 2 hours

Original Network: M-Net

Original Release: Sunday 19 August – Sunday 9 December 2007


Idols SA Season 4 judges Gareth Cliff, Marah Louw, Dave Thompson and Randall Abrahams
Season 4 Judges (Left to Right): Gareth Cliff, Marah Louw, Dave Thompson and Randall Abrahams.

Auditions

Auditions for season 4 kicked off in June and came to an end in July.

Audition dates and venues

CityVenueDate
JohannesburgStandard Bank ArenaSaturday 23 June
Cape TownThe River Club in ObservatoryFriday 29 June
MargateMain BeachThursday 5 July
KnysnaOakhill SchoolTuesday 10 July
CenturionSuperSport ParkWednesday 18 July

Top 32

The season 4 Top 32 contestants performed live on Monday 10 September 2007 after which they were reduced down to just Top 24 contestants.

Main Article: Idols SA Season 4 Top 32 Contestants & Their Profiles


Top 24

The Top 24 contestants were then divided into two groups, the first group consisted of 12 males contestants while the second group consisted of 12 female contestants. In the end, the Top 24 was reduced to just 14 contestants.

Top 12 Boys

The boys performed live on Sunday 16 September 2007.

ContestantSongResult
Richard MtsweniN/AWithdrew
Dominic Momberg“Footloose” by Kenny LogginsSafe
Peter Llewellyn Moss“Remember When It Rained” by Josh GrobanEliminated
Sabelo Mthembu“Kiss from a Rose” by SealSafe
PJ Simeoni“Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartneySafe
Jarred De Kock“Sway” by Dean MartinSafe
Richard Hala“Hotel California” by EagleEliminated
Rob Warren“One” by U2Eliminated
Munro du Toit“Sugar Man” by Just JingerSafe
Daniel Büys“Your Body Is a Wonderland” by John MayerSafe
Björn Blignaut“Wonderful World” by James MorrisonSafe
Lucky Linksteen“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by QueenEliminated

Top 12 Girls

The ladies in the Top 24 performed live on Sunday 23 September 2007.

ContestantSongResult
Heidi Boyssen“I’m Holdin’ On to Love (To Save My Life)” by Shania TwainEliminated
Duduzile Ndlovu“Waterloo” by ABBAEliminated
Nicky Burger“Candyman” by Christina AguileraSafe
Yolanda Nabo“Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey RaeSafe
Liza Bronner“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie TylerEliminated
Belinda Cherry“Brass in Pocket” by The PretendersEliminated
Tender Mavundla“Careless Whisper” by George MichaelSafe
Jackoleen Aasvoel“Can’t Give Up Now” by Mary MaryEliminated
Jody Williams“The Greatest Reward” by Celine DionSafe
Carla Louw“L-O-V-E” by Nat King ColeSafe
Caroline Borole“Listen” by BeyoncéSafe
Andriëtte Norman“Love the One You’re With” by Stephen StillsSafe

Finals

Top 14

Season 4 Top 14 contestants performed live on Sunday 30 September 2007.

ContestantSongResult
Yolanda Nabo“Walk Away” by Kelly ClarksonSafe
Dominic Momberg“What’s Left of Me” by Nick LacheySafe
Tender Mavundla“The Weakness in Me” by Keisha WhiteBottom four
Nicky Burger“Unfaithful” by RihannaEliminated
PJ Simeoni“Everything” by Michael BubléBottom three
Andriëtte Norman“Songbird” by Eva CassidySafe
Jarred De Kock“This Love” by Maroon 5Eliminated
Caroline Borole“Feeling Good” by Nina SimoneSafe
Daniel Büys“Faith” by George MichaelSafe
Sabelo Mthembu“Superstition” by Stevie WonderSafe
Jody Williams“Run to You” by Whitney HoustonSafe
Munro du Toit“Wicked Game” by Chris IsaakSafe
Carla Louw“99 Red Balloons” by NenaSafe
Björn Blignaut“It’s My Life” by Bon JoviSafe
Jarred de Kock eliminated from Idols SA Season 4
Jarred de Kock giving a speech after being eliminated from Idols SA Season 4.

Top 12

The Top 12 contestants of this season performed live on Sunday 7 October 2007.

Idols SA Season 4 Top 12 Contestants
Season 4 Top 12 Contestants.
ContestantSongResult
Carla Louw“Don’t Speak” by No DoubtSafe
Jody Williams“I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Who Loves Me)” (Whitney HoustonSafe
Björn Blignaut“I Swear” by All-4-OneSafe
Andriëtte Norman“Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” by Bryan AdamsSafe
Daniel Büys“Fever” by Peggy LeeSafe
PJ Simeoni“Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank SinatraEliminated
Yolanda Nabo“Reach” by Gloria EstefanSafe
Sabelo Mthembu“Yesterday” by The BeatlesEliminated
Dominic Momberg“Walking Away” by Craig DavidBottom three
Tender Mavundla“Another Sad Love Song” by Toni BraxtonSafe
Caroline Borole“Show Me Heaven” by Maria McKeeSafe
Munro du Toit“Mustang Sally” by Wilson PickettBottom four

Finalists

Finally we had the Top 10 contestants (finalists) who battled it out for the season 4 grand prize.

(ages stated at time of contest)

ContestantAgeHometownOutcome
Jody Williams17Cape TownWon on 9 December 2007
Andriëtte Norman20BrackenfellEliminated on 9 December 2007
Munro du Toit26Cape TownEliminated on 3 December 2007
Tender Mavundla25Port ShepstoneEliminated on 26 November 2007
Daniel Büys22BryanstonEliminated on 19 November 2007
Björn Blignaut26RadiokopEliminated on 12 November 2007
Carla Louw20PretoriaEliminated on 5 November 2007
Yolanda Nabo27JohannesburgEliminated on 29 October 2007
Caroline Barole23GautengEliminated on 22 October 2007
Dominic Momberg20KwaZulu-NatalEliminated on 15 October 2007

Top 10

Season 4 Top 10 contestants performed live on Sunday 14 October 2007.

Theme: “Songs From The Last Century”

ContestantSongResult
Munro du Toit“Smooth” by Rob Thomas & SantanaSafe
Yolanda Nabo“This Kiss” by Faith HillBottom two
Daniel Büys“Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni MitchellSafe
Tender Mavundla“Show Me Love” by Robin S.Safe
Dominic Momberg“Summer of ’69” by Bryan AdamsEliminated
Andriëtte Norman“Declaration of Love” by Celine DionSafe
Caroline Borole“Gloria” by Laura BraniganSafe
Björn Blignaut“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Marvin GayeSafe
Carla Louw“Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the WavesBottom three
Jody Williams“The Best” by Tina TurnerSafe

Top 9

The Top 9 contestants performed live on Sunday 21 October 2007.

Theme: “Crooners and Divas”

ContestantSongResult
Yolanda Nabo“Say My Name” by Destiny’s ChildBottom two
Björn Blignaut“Have I Told You Lately” by Van MorrisonSafe
Andriëtte Norman“Said I Loved You… But I Lied” by Michael BoltonSafe
Carla Louw“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by The ShirellesSafe
Daniel Büys“Old Devil Moon” by Jamie CullumBottom three
Munro du Toit“Sweet Caroline” by Neil DiamondSafe
Jody Williams“Over and Over” by Puff JohnsonSafe
Caroline Borole“Anytime You Need a Friend” by Mariah CareyEliminated
Tender Mavundla“Shackles (Praise You)” by Mary MarySafe
Caroline Borole evicted from Idols SA Season 4
Caroline Borole being embraced by fellow contestants after being eliminated from Idols SA SA Season 4.

Top 8

Season 4 Top 8 contestants performed live on Sunday 28 October 2007.

Theme: “Rock”

ContestantSongResult
Björn Blignaut“Eye of the Tiger” by SurvivorSafe
Tender Mavundla“Anytime” by Kelly ClarksonSafe
Yolanda Nabo“Sk8er Boi” by Avril LavigneEliminated
Daniel Büys“Somebody to Love” by QueenSafe
Jody Williams“Behind These Hazel Eyes” by Kelly ClarksonSafe
Munro du Toit“The One I Love” by R.E.M.Bottom three
Carla Louw“Piece of My Heart” by Janis JoplinBottom two
Andriëtte Norman“I’m Outta Love” by AnastaciaSafe

Top 7

The Top 7 contestants performed live on Sunday 4 November 2007.

Theme: “Best Of South Africa”

ContestantSongResult
Carla Louw“Special Star” by Mango GrooveEliminated
Jody Williams“Secrets” by JamaliSafe
Tender Mavundla“Vul’indlela” by Brenda FassieSafe
Andriëtte Norman“African Dream” by Vicky SampsonSafe
Björn Blignaut“Sondela” by Ringo MadlingoziBottom two
Daniel Büys“What He Means” by Just JinjerBottom three
Munro du Toit“Hello” by Prime CircleSafe
Carla Louw at the Idols SA Season 4 Top 4 performance night
Carla Louw performming at the Top 7 performance night on Sunday 4 November 2007.

Top 6

Season 4 Top 6 contestants performed live on Sunday 11 November 2007.

Theme: “New Millennium Magic”

ContestantFirst SongSecond SongResult
Jody Williams“I Don’t Need a Man” by The Pussycat Dolls“Heaven” by Bryan AdamsSafe
Tender Mavundla“Umbrella” by Rihanna“Irreplaceable” by BeyoncéBottom two
Björn Blignaut“Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston“If There’s Any Justice” by LemarEliminated
Daniel Büys“Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer“Makes Me Wonder” by Maroon 5Bottom three
Andriëtte Norman“Other Side of the World” by KT Tunstall“Who Knew” by PinkSafe
Munro du Toit“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol“How You Remind Me” by NickelbackSafe

Top 5

The Top 5 contestants of this season performed live on Sunday 18 November 2007.

Theme: “Seasons and Colours”

ContestantFirst SongSecond SongResult
Munro du Toit“Paradise in Summertime” by Just Jinjer“Behind Blue Eyes” by Limp BizkitSafe
Jody Williams“Black or White” by Michael Jackson“The Colour of My Love” by Celine DionSafe
Tender Mavundla“True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper“GoldenEye” by Tina TurnerBottom two
Daniel Büys“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison“Yellow” by ColdplayEliminated
Andriëtte Norman“I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” by Elton John“Black Velvet” by Alannah MylesSafe

Top 4

The season 4 Top 4 contestants performed live on Sunday 25 November 2007.

Idols SA Season 4 Top 4 Contestants
Top 4 Contestants (Left to Right): Tender Mavundla, Jody Williams, Andriëtte Norman and Munro du Toit.

Theme: “My Idols”

ContestantFirst SongSecond SongResult
Tender Mavundla“I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan“Stranger in My House” by TamiaEliminated
Munro du Toit“Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” by Creedence Clearwater Revival“Kryptonite” by 3 Doors DownBottom two
Jody Williams“I Surrender” by Celine Dion“Hurt” by Christina AguileraSafe
Andriëtte Norman“Honesty” by Billy Joel“Left Outside Alone” by AnastaciaSafe
Tender Mavundla, Idols SA Season 4 Top 4 Performance
Tender Mavundla performing at the Top 4 performance night.
Munro du Toit, Idols SA Season 4 Top 4 Performance
Munro du Toit performing at the Top 4 performance night.
Jody Williams, Idols SA Season 4 Top 4 Performance
Jody Williams performing at the Top 4 performance night.
Andriette Norman, Idols SA Season 4 Top 4 Performance
Andriette Norman performing at the Top 4 performance night.

Top 3: Semi-final

The Top 3 contestants (semi-finalists) performed live on Sunday 2 December 2007.

Idols SA Season 4 Top 3 Contestants
Top 3 Contestants (Left to Right): Jody Williams, Munro du Toit and Andriëtte Norman.

Theme: “Judges’ Choices”

ContestantFirst SongSecond SongThird SongResult
Andriëtte Norman“Over the Rainbow” by Eva Cassidy“Walking in Memphis” by Cher“Loving Arms” by Dixie ChicksSafe
Jody Williams“On the Wings of Love” by Jeffrey Osborne“Ain’t No Other Man” by Christina Aguilera“Dance with My Father” by Luther VandrossSafe
Munro du Toit“Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton“Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s“Born to Be Wild” by SteppenwolfEliminated

Top 2: Live Grand Finale

The season 4 Grand Finale took place on Sunday 9 December 2007.

Themes:
– “Contestant’s Choice”
– “Judges’ Choice”
– “New Idols Single”

ContestantContestant’s ChoiceJudges’ choiceNew Idols SingleResult
Andriëtte Norman“Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles“I’m Outta Love” by Anastacia“Love Is All Around”Runner-up
Jody Williams“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston“Run To You” by Whitney Houston“Love Is All Around”Winner

Other Grand Finale Performances:

  • Top 10 contestants (minus Andriëtte Norman and Jody Williams) performed “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC and “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks
  • Gift Gwe (Season 3 runner-up) performed “Back To You” from his new album of the same name
  • Munro du Toit and Carla Louw performed a duet, “When You’re Gone” by Bryan Adams featuring Melanie C
  • Tender Mavundla and Caroline Barole performed a duet, “Missing You” by Brandy, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight and Tamia
  • Daniel Büys, Björn Blignaut, Caroline Barole and Dominic Momberg performed “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan
  • Girl group NKD, comprising of Season 3 Idols SA contestants Deirdre Visser, Nicky de Lange and Kesha Charlton-Perkins performed their radio hit “What I Believe
  • Andriëtte Norman and Jody Williams performed a duet, “Tell Him” by Barbra Streisand and Céline Dion
Idols SA host Colin Moss, Jody Williams and Andriëtte Norman at the Season 4 Grand Finale
Season 4 Grand Finale: Idols SA host Colin Moss speaks to Jody Williams and Andriëtte Norman.
Jody Williams and Andriëtte Norman at the Season 4 Grand Finale
Season 4 Grand Finale: Runnner-up Andriëtte Norman embraces Jody Williams after she was announced as the winner.

Voting results

Main article: Idols South Africa Season 4 voting results

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