Sipho Manana | Idols South Africa

Siphoesihle Manana - Idols South Africa Season 19 Top 12 Contestant in 2023
Siphoesihle Manana.

Siphoesihle Manana commonly known as ‘Sipho’ is a South African singer and student from Johannesburg, Gauteng.

He was a contestant on Idols SA Season 19 in 2023 where he reached the Top 12 and finished in 11th place.

Sipho is 18 years old.

Describing himself as fierce but sensitive, Sipho says his father discovered his musical talent while he was in pre-school when his teachers would phone home to report on his boisterous behavior. “The Beyoncé in me came out,” he laughs.

By the time he was in high school, he was well on his way in his musical journey, performing every chance he got, including at his matric dance.

Sipho is driven by fellow artists to hone his craft and says he hopes the audience will see a performer comfortable taking centre stage.

“I’ll make sure that I keep them entertained. In theatre week I only gave 30% of who I am. For the rest of the Idols SA journey, I’m giving 100%,” he says.

He looks up to Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston and admires Chloe Bailey.

Idols South Africa Season 14 Idols SA winner Yanga Sobetwa is his favorite.

Sipho’s Idols South Africa journey so far has driven home a message close to his heart: “As long as you believe in what you do, anything can happen.”

Performances & Song List

Below are all the songs performed by Sipho on Idols SA Season 19.

Auditions“This Time” by John LegendGolden Ticket
Theatre Week Solo Performance“Lifetime” by MaxwellSafe
Top 12– “Seasons” by Lloyiso (sung with Lloyiso)
– “Don’t Judge Me” by Chris Brown

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Top 12 Females Voting Poll ▷ Idols SA 2023 (Season 19)

1 Response

  1. Percy Michael chauke says:

    This super but vote will go for Sipho Manana

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