Here are all the South African Idols runner-ups from seasons 1 to 19.
South African Idols runner ups list
Below is the South African Idols runner-ups list of all seasons;
- 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 18 (2022): Nozi Sibiya
- Season 19 (2023): Princess MacDonald
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.
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.
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.
Andriette Norman was announced as the runner-up Idols SA Season 4 on Sunday 9 December 2007 at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.
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
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.
Lloyd Cele was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 6 on Tuesday 2 November 2010.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mmatema Moremi was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 11 on Sunday 22 November 2015 at Carnival City in Johannesburg.
Thami Shobede was announced as the runner-up of Idols SA Season 12 on Sunday 27 November 2016 at Carnival City in Johannesburg.
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.
As the runner-up of Idols SA Season 13, Mthokozisi Ndaba received prizes valued at over R150,000.
Below is a list of all the prizes received by Idols SA Season 13 runner-up, Mthokozisi Ndaba;
- R50,000 in cash from Telkom
- R50,000 from Capitec Bank
- R10,000 from South Africa’s leading fashion retailer, Truworths
- A wireless handheld microphone system to the value of R30,000 from SHURE
- R25,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Nozi Sibiya received the following prizes;
- R50,000 in a Standard Bank MyMo account
- R30,000 from Spotify
- A fashion voucher from Truworths and her live show outfits, all to the value of R50,000
- A recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee Records