South African Idols Runner Ups

Here are all the South African Idols runner-ups from season 1 to 17.

Below is a list of all South African Idols runner-ups;

  • Season 1 (2002): Brendon October
  • Season 2 (2003): Poseletso Sejosingoe
  • Season 3 (2005): Gift Gwe
  • Season 4 (2007): Andriëtte Norman
  • Season 5 (2009): N/A
  • Season 6 (2010): Lloyd Cele
  • Season 7 (2011): Mark Haze
  • Season 8 (2012): Melissa Allison
  • Season 9 (2013): Brenden Ledwaba
  • Season 10 (2014): Bongi Silinda
  • Season 11 (2015): Mmatema Moremi
  • Season 12 (2016): Thami Shobede
  • Season 13 (2017): Mthokozisi Ndaba
  • Season 14 (2018): Thato Makape
  • Season 15 (2019): Sneziey Msomi
  • Season 16 (2020): Mr Music
  • Season 17 (2021): Karabo Mathe

Season 1

Brendon October was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 1 on Monday 17 June 2002 following a breathtaking grand finale show that took place at Vodaworld.


Season 2

Poseletso Sejosingoe was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 2 on Monday 20 October 2003 in a grand finale that took place at Gold Reef City Hippodrome Theatre.


Season 3

Gift Gwe was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 3 on Sunday 27 November 2005 with the grand finale taking place at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg.

Gift Gwe, Idols SA Season 3 Runner-up
Gift Gwe – Idols SA Season 3 runner-up.

Season 4

Andriette Norman was announced as the runner-up Idols SA Season 4 on Sunday 9 December 2007 at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

Andriette Norman, Idols SA Season 4 Top 4 Performance
Andriette Norman – Idols SA season 4 runner-up.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA season 4 Runner-up, Andriëtte Norman;

  • A brand new customized Citroën “Idols Edition” C2 1.6VTS car
  • A PSK-915 Docking Station
  • A PSK-3807 Docking Station
  • A SSDP9797 Dual Screen Portable DVD player
  • A SSFF9200 Series MP4 Player
  • A Navig8 GPS System from JNC
  • An Xbox 360
  • A R2,000 voucher from Look & Listen
  • A laptop with connectivity and hampers from Cardies

Season 5

There was no runner-up in Season 5 of Idols South Africa, this is due to the fact that two winners were crowned.

29-year-old Jason Hartman and 18-year-old Sasha-Lee Davids were both crowned as winners of Idols SA Season 5 on Sunday 3 May 2009 at the Mosaïek Teatro auditorium in Fairland, Johannesburg.


Season 6

Lloyd Cele was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 6 on Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Lloyd Cele - Idols SA Season 6 Runner-up
Lloyd Cele – Idols SA season 6 runner-up.

Lloyd Cele received R250,000 in cash from the winner, Elvis Blue.

This is because both the two grand finalists (Lloyd Cele and Elvis Blue) had agreed that whoever is crowned the Idols SA Season 6 winner, will equally share his cash prize money with the runner-up.


Season 7

Mark Haze was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 7 on Tuesday 4 October 2011 following a grand finale that took place at Mosaïek Teatro in Fairlands, Johannesburg.

Mark Haze, Idols SA Season 7 Runner-up
Mark Haze – Idols SA season 7 runner-up.

Mark Haze didn’t leave empty-handed, he was given R100,000 in cash and with almost a million votes cast in his favour, clearly a whole lot of new fans.


Season 8

Melissa Allison was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 8 on Tuesday 2 October 2012 at the Grand Finale results show that was held at the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairland, Johannesburg.

Melissa Allison, Season 8 Runner-up
Melissa Allison – Idols SA Season 8 Runner-up.

Season 9

Brenden Ledwaba was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 9 on Tuesday 26 November 2013, he lost to the winner, Musa Sukwene, with a margin of just 1,000 votes.

Idols SA Season 9 Runner-up Brenden Ledwaba
Brenden Ledwaba – Idols SA season 9 runner-up.

Runner-up Brenden Ledwaba took home R10,000 in fashion vouchers from Truworths and a R100,000 cheque from Idols SA for his contribution to making Season 9 such a hit season.


Season 10

Bongi Silinda was announced the runner-up of Idols SA Season 10 on Sunday 23 November 2014 at the grand finale that took place at Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World in Johannesburg.

Bongi Silinda, Idols SA Season 10 Runner-up
Bongi Silinda – Idols SA Season 10 runner-up.

Season 11

Mmatema Moremi was announced the runner-up of Idols SA Season 11 on Sunday 22 November 2015 at Carnival City in Johannesburg.

Mmatema Moremi Idols SA Season 11 Runner-up
Mmatema Moremi – Idols SA Season 11 runner-up.

Season 12

Thami Shobede was announced the runner-up of Idols SA Season 12 on Sunday 27 November 2016 at Carnival City in Johannesburg.

Thami Shobede, Idols SA Season 12 Runner-up
Thami Shobede – Idols SA Season 12 runner-up.

Season 13

25-year-old Mthokozisi Ndaba from Durban was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 13 on Sunday 19 November 2017 at the grand finale that took place at Carnival City in Johannesburg.

Mthokozisi Ndaba, Idols SA Season 13 Runner-up
Mthokozisi Ndaba – Idols SA Season 13 runner-up.

Season 14

23-year-old Thato Makape from Postmasburg, Northern Cape, was announced the runner-up of Idols SA Season 14 on Sunday 18 November 2018 at the grand finale that took place at Carnival City in Johannesburg.

Thato Makape Idols SA 2018 Season 14 Contestant
Thato Makape – Idols SA Season 14 runner-up.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA Season 14 runner-up, Thato Makape;

  • R50,000 from Telkom
  • R50,000 from Capitec Bank
  • R50,000 worth of Fashion vouchers from Truworths
  • A DStv explora courtesy of Mzansi Magic
  • Musical instruments from Yamaha

Season 15

25-year-old Sneziey Msomi from Umlazi was announced as runner-up of Idols SA Season 15 on Sunday 17 November 2019 following the grand finale at Carnival City.

Idols SA Season 15 Runner-up, Sneziey Msomi
Sneziey Msomi – Idols SA Season 15 runner-up.

Below are the prizes received by Idols SA Season 15 runner-up, Sneziey Msomi;

  • R50,000 in cash from Telkom
  • A Huawei Mediapad T5 tablet computer from Telkom
  • 5GB FreeMe data pre-loaded from Telkom
  • R50,000 cash in a Money Account from Old Mutual
  • R50,000 in fashion vouchers and clothing from Truworths
  • R30,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha

Season 16

21-year-old Lungisani Mthethwa, also known as Mr Music, from Richards Bay was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 16 on Sunday 13 December 2020.

Mr Music - Idols SA Season 16 Runner-up
Mr Music – Idols SA Season 16 runner-up.

Below is a list of prizes received by Idols SA Season 16 runner-up, Mr Music;

  • R50,000 in cash from Samsung
  • Some of the latest Samsung products
  • R50,000 in cash in an Old Mutual Money account
  • R50,000 worth of fashion from Truworths

Season 17

22-year-old Karabo Mathe from Hebron was announced as runner-up of Idols SA Season 17 on Sunday 21 November 2021.

Karabo Mathe, Idols SA 2021 (Season 17) runner-up
Karabo Mathe, Idols SA Season 17 runner-up.

Karabo Mathe received prizes valued at over R200,000, namely;

  • R50,000 in cash from Vodacom
  • R50,000 in cash in an Old Mutual Money Account
  • A bursary for a Higher Certificate in Business Management from Regenesys Business School, valued at over R87,000
  • R50,000 in fashion vouchers from Truworths, the exclusive style partner of Idols South Africa.

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