Season 15 Top 3 contestants in New York City for a trip

The Idols SA season 15 Top 3 contestants have been in New York City for a trip of three days to relax a little bit as they get ready for their live performances this Sunday.

ProVerb and Idols SA season 15 Top 3 contestants Micayla, Luyolo and Sneziey on board a plane and ready for a flight to New York City
ProVerb and the Top 3 contestants Micayla, Luyolo and Sneziey after boarding and ready for their flight to New York.

Immediately after the Top 3 reveal live show on Sunday 3 November 2019, Sneziey Msomi, Luyolo Yiba and Micayla Oelofse jetted off to New York City together with Idols SA presenter, ProVerb.

Day One:

They arrived in New York on Monday 4 November late at night (South African time) but it was actually morning in New York so to fight the jetlag, they went sightseeing.

Idols SA season 15 Top 3 contestants Micayla, Luyolo and Sneziey after arriving at John F. Kennedy, International Airport in New York
Top 3 contestants Sneziey, Luyolo and Micayla after arriving at John F. Kennedy, International Airport in New York

ProVerb and the Top 3 contestants visited the hauntingly beautiful 9/11 memorial.

ProVerb and Season 15 Top 3 Micayla, Sneziey and Luyolo at the 9/11 memorial
Season 15 Top 3 Micayla, Sneziey and Luyolo at the 9/11 memorial

The contestants then set off to check out Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage.

Season 15 Top 3 contestants Micayla, Luyolo and Sneziey enjoy Central Park by horse and carriage
ProVerb and Season 15 Top 3 contestants Micayla, Luyolo and Sneziey enjoy Central Park by horse and carriage

The Top 3 and ProVerb then got some time a few photo shoots in the middle of Manhattan.

ProVerb and Idols SA season 15 Top 3 contestants, Luyolo, Micayla and Sneziey at Times Square New York City

And that was it for day one, ProVerb and the Top 3 then went for the night’s rest at the Millenium Hilton hotel which is in the prestigious neighbourhood of Mid-Town Manhattan close to New York Law School, the World Trade Centre memorial, Broadway street and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Season 15 Top 3 contestants Sneziey, Micayla and Luyolo at Millenium Hilton hotel in New York
The Top 3 contestants at the Millenium Hilton in New York where they spent their nights.

Day Two:

After getting some sightseeing done, they all took a break from exploring The Big Apple to put in a little work by polishing and perfecting what they were prepping for Sunday’s live show.

The Top 3 contestants practiced at the plush Rehearsal studio which is located in the upscale shopping district of SoHo, it is also just a stone’s throw away from the Millenium Hilton hotel where ProVerb and the Top 3 contestants spent their nights.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 3 contestant Sneziey Msomi in a Rehearsal studio in SoHo, New York
Idols SA Season 15 Top 3 contestant Luyolo Yiba in a Rehearsal studio in SoHo, New York
Idols SA Season 15 Top 3 contestant Micayla Oelofse in a Rehearsal studio in SoHo, New York
ProVerb, Idols SA senior music director Llewellyn and Season 15 Top 3 contestants Luyolo, Sneziey, Micayla in a rehearsal studio in SoHo, New York
ProVerb, Idols SA senior music director Llewellyn, Top 3 contestants Luyolo, Sneziey and Micayla in a rehearsal studio in SoHo, New York.

Day Three:

Idols SA sponsors, Old Mutual gave the Top 3 contestants some money, $1,000 each so they can treat themselves to a little retail therapy. Seeing as SoHo is one of New York’s most vibrant shopping hubs, here are details on what the Top 3 contestants spent their Old Mutual money on.

Day three was actually another eventful day for the contestants which saw them put in several hours of rehearsal plus a little sightseeing before traveling out of New York City for the first time since landing. The destination was an up-scale shopping complex in the small town of Woodbury where they got time to treat themselves to a shopping spree.

Luyolo Yiba shopping in Woodbury, New York
Micayla Oelofse shopping in Woodbury, New York
Sneziey Msomi shopping in Woodbury, New York
Season 15 Top 3 contestants Micayla Oelofse, Luyolo Yiba and Sneziey Msomi shopping in Woodbury, New York
Micayla Oelofse, Luyolo Yiba and Sneziey Msomi after doing their shopping in Woodbury, New York.

The Top 3 contestants also got challenged by ProVerb to buy gifts for the Judges with some of the $1,000 that they received from Old Mutual Bank, Micayla bought a gift for Randall Abrahams, Sneziey bought a gift for Unathi Nkayi and Luyolo bought a gift for Somizi Mhlongo.

Idols SA Season 15 Top 3 contestants, Luyolo, Sneziey and Micayla buy gifts for the Idols SA Judges
Top 3 contestants, Luyolo, Sneziey and Micayla handing over the gifts they bought for the Judges.

The Top 3 handed over the gifts to the judges on Sunday 10 November 2019 at the beginning of the the Top 2 reveal live show.

And finally ProVerb and the Top 3 contestants had to say goodbye to New York and head back home in preparation for Sunday’s Top 2 reveal live show.

ProVerb and Season 15 Top 3 contestants Luyolo Yiba, Sneziey Msomi and Micayla Oelofse at John F. Kennedy, International Airport checking in for their flight back home
ProVerb and the Top 3 contestants Luyolo, Sneziey and Micayla at John F. Kennedy, International Airport checking in for their flight back home.

And that it all that we managed to highlight about the Top 3 contestants’ three-day trip to New York, keep logged for more Idols SA season 15 news and please don’t forget to tune in for Sunday’s Top 2 reveal live show.

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