Idols South Africa Season 13

The thirteenth season of Idols SA started to broadcast on Sunday, July 9, 2017, and ended on Sunday, November 19, 2017, on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) every Sunday at 5 p.m.

Host: ProVerb

Judges: Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana, Somizi Mhlongo.

Winner: Paxton Fielies

Runner-up: Mthokozisi Ndaba

Original network: M-Net, M-Net HD & Mzansi Magic

Original release: July 2014 – 23 November 2014


Auditions kicked off on Saturday, January 14, 2017, and ended on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The auditions were held in the following cities;

Cape TownGrandWest Casino & Entertainment WorldSaturday 14 January 2017
PretoriaThe State TheatreSaturday 21 January 2017
DurbanThe PlayhouseSaturday 28 January 2017
JohannesburgCarnival CitySaturday 4 February 2017

Due to widespread demand, the auditions were extended to three more cities: Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, and Polokwane.

Port ElizabethThe Boardwalk CasinoSaturday 11 February 2017
BloemfonteinMimosa MallSunday 12 February 2017
PolokwaneCapricorn FM StudiosSaturday 18 February 2017

Top 16 Contestants

The Idols SA season 13 top 16 contestants were revealed on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Check out the Top 16 contestants Main article here.

The top 16 were divided into two groups, one and two.

Group One

Group one consisted of Gugu Zulu, Phindy, Lindo, Paxton, Faith, Christo, Blessed and Thokozile, they all performed live on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

ContestantSong ChoiceResult
Blessed“Promises” by Brenda Fassie
Christo“Versace” on Floor by Bruno Mars
Faith“Memeza” by Vusi Nova
Gugu Zulu“There’s Music in the Air” by Letta Mbulu
Lindo“Lifetime” by Maxwell
Paxton“Here” by Alessia Cara
Phindy“Chasing Pavements” by Adele
Thokozile“Dangerously in Love” by Beyonce

Group Two

Group two consisted of Thapelo, Tee, Mthokozisi, Minnie, Hadassah, Gabi, Botlhale and Basetsana, they all performed live on Sunday, September 3, 2017.

ContestantSong ChoiceResult
Basetsana“Umthwalo” by Zahara
Botlhale“I Cant Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
Gabi“Nobody Love” by Tori Kelly
Hadassah“Golden” by Jill Scott
Minnie“Vulindlela” by Brenda Fassie
Mthokozisi“I Wanna Know” by Joe
Tee“Qinisela” by Kelly Khumalo
Thapelo“Love and War” by Tamar Braxton

Grand Finale

The final was on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The season ended with Paxton Fielies being crowned the winner.

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