Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestants

The Idols SA season 6 Top 14 contestants were revealed on Tuesday 17 August 2010 during a live show broadcast from the Mosaiek Teatro.

Check them out below;

Adeline Mocke

Age: 22
Hometown: Cape Town
Occupation: Singer and Model

Adeline Mocke - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Adeline is a small-town farm girl who grew up in Upington and is very close to her family. Her emotional resolve was tested when her father was diagnosed with cancer.

When she isn’t travelling the world on photo shoots, you can find her on a jet ski, or a motorbike, as she is a total adrenalin junkie.

Boki Ntsime

Age: 21
Hometown: Johannesburg
Occupation: Singer

Boki Ntsime - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Boki was named after his grandfather, although he didn’t discover until recently that his name means ‘deer’ in Afrikaans.

A self-confessed party animal, he grew up in Krugersdorp with his parents and two siblings, and studied music at Damelin College in Bramley. He also plays the piano.

Bonginkosi Mthombeni

Age: 23
Hometown: Johannesburg
Occupation: Musician

Bongi Mthombeni - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Bongi, who was born and raised in Thembisa, started taking music seriously when he was still very young. Completely self-taught, he wowed the Idols judges not only with his voice, but also with his skills on the piano.

Bongi also plays drums and bass guitar, and in his spare time pays visits to orphanages to teach children how to play musical instruments.

He is also a fitness fanatic who loves spending time in the pool at the gym, or playing soccer.

Elvis Blue

Age: 30
Hometown: George
Occupation: Music Teacher and Musician

Elvis Blue - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Elvis is married and the father of a girl named Lila. He lives with his family in George. Elvis also teaches underprivileged youngsters how to play guitar – empowering the youth through music.

Elvis’s real name is Jan Hoogendyk, but he adopted the name Elvis Blue as a tribute to an 11-year-old friend of his with the same name who passed away as a result of HIV/Aids complications in 2009.

When Elvis is not spending time strumming on the guitar or at home, you can find him in the ocean, addicted to surfing.

Funeka Peppeta

Age: 24
Hometown: Johannesburg
Occupation: Entrepreneur

Funeka Peppeta - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Funeka is originally from Port Elizabeth, but auditioned for Idols in Bloemfontein despite currently residing in Johannesburg.

Funeka has always been an achiever, having been voted Junior Mayor of Port Elizabeth in 2002 and completing her Matric as head girl of her school the following year.

She graduated from AFDA with a BA in Live Performance and immediately started her own company called Mood Mechanics, where she employs current drama students for corporate and public events.

Gail Nkoane

Age: 25
Hometown: Kimberley
Occupation: Entrepreneur

Gail Nkoane - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Gail, who auditioned in Bloemfontein, was born and bred in the town of Kimberley. In 2001, she made the Top 5 of Miss Teen SA, and she also enjoyed a stint in Johannesburg as a Kaizer Chiefs cheerleader.

She currently runs her own events management company with her father in Kimberley, and is dating a club rugby player.

Jamie-Lee Sexton

Age: 22
Hometown: Johannesburg
Occupation: Guitar Teacher

Jamie-Lee Sexton - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Jamie-Lee appeared on Idols 3 in 2005 (under the name Jamie-Lee Blokdyk), making the Top 12 at the age of 17. Since then she has gone on to receive a degree from AFDA and is currently completing her Honours degree in acting.

Jamie-Lee teaches guitar to students when she’s not busy with her own studies, and holds down two other jobs as well.

Jess Kate Yallup

Age: 22
Hometown: Durban
Occupation: Musician

Jess Yallup - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Jess grew up in La Lucia and attended UKZN where she studied music, media and drama, and before entering Idols she performed with a local band in and around Durban called Sea of Stars.

Jess has also travelled the world with her musical abilities, even working in the Middle East on contract for six months.

When she’s not rocking out with her guitar on stage, Jess is an outdoor-lover, body boarding and mountain biking in her free time.

Lloyd Cele

Age: 28
Hometown: Durban
Occupation: Graphic Designer

Lloyd Cele - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Lloyd grew up in KZN, and studied software engineering at MIIT College in Durban. He works for an IT company as a graphic designer, but has always been musical.

Starting out singing in the church as a youngster, Lloyd went on to learn how to play guitar and piano, and is now the worship pastor at his local church.

Lloyd has been married to Janice since 2006 and they have a son named Levi Josh.

Peter Grobler

Age: 20
Hometown: Durban
Occupation: None

Peter Grobler - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

The youngest contestant in the Top 14, Peter was born in Johannesburg, but grew up in Margate. He started his musical career at age 9 when he joined a classical youth choir.

A rugby player, Peter was forced back into singing when he broke his knee in Matric and had to join the school’s production team instead of playing sports.

After leaving school, Peter managed to lose 22 kilograms of weight that he had picked up since not playing sport, and with his new-found energy and drive, his love of singing lead him to audition for Idols.

Pieter West

Age: 25
Hometown: Bloemfontein
Occupation: Accountant

Pieter West - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Pieter is a born and bred Freestate boy, having grown up in the small town of Koffiefontein, where he was Head Boy of his school.

He studied at UFS, obtaining a degree in financial management, and completed his Honours degree in investment management.

Before entering Idols Pieter worked as an accountant for a meat company in Thaba N’chu, with his only musical experience being playing the guitar at his cousin’s wedding.

He has no formal singing training.

S’Posh Petshwa

Age: 24
Hometown: King William’s Town
Occupation: Media Liaison

S'Posh Petshwa - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

S’Posh studied media communications and culture at NMMU, and has always used her voice to be in the spotlight.

She used to be a DJ on a local radio station, and has also done MC work for the Steve Biko Foundation’s Human Rights Campaign in the Eastern Cape.

She currently works in the Department of Safety and Liaison in Port Elizabeth, and is the girlfriend of a Harlequins Rugby club player.

Sindi Nene

Age: 22
Hometown: Durban
Occupation: Musician

Sindi Nene - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Sindi spent time growing up in Durban, Rustenburg, Johannesburg and now finds herself back in Kwa-Zulu Natal. She studied music at UKZN, where she also learnt to play bass guitar.

She currently resides in Glenwood and spends her free time gigging around Durban.

Zintle Mkwela

Age: 24
Hometown: Durban
Occupation: Prosthetics Technician

Zintle Mkwela - Idols SA Season 6 Top 14 Contestant

Zintle grew up in Kwa-Mashu with her aunt and cousins. Being able to positively change the lives of people with missing limbs through her work is one of the most rewarding experiences for Zintle.

She found out about Idols through one of the show’s hosts, ProVerb, whom Zintle was Facebook friends with, as she’s always been a fan of his work.

In her spare time, Zintle also writes poetry and partakes in live poetry readings in her hometown.


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