Top 10 Contestants of Idols SA 2022 (Season 18)

Idols SA 2022 (Season 18) Top 10 Voting Poll

The Idols SA 2022 (Season 18) Top 10 contestants have been announced today on Sunday 11 September 2022 during episode 9 of the season.

During the past two weeks, the Idols SA Season 18 Top 12 contestants lit up the live stage of Idols South Africa. The fans on the other hand lit up the voting lines.

The Idols SA 2022 top 10 contestants are; Mpilwenhle, Thapelo, Tesmin-Robyn, Zee, Kabelo, Lerato, Ty Loner, Noxolo, Nozi and Ceejay.

On a sad note, 23-year-old Hope Mkhwanazi from Pietermaritzburg and 21-year-old Nandi Ndathane from Diepkloof have been eliminated from Idols SA Season 18 because they didn’t secure enough votes from the voting public.

Below is more information about the Idols SA Season 18 Top 10 contestants and the songs that they have performed today.

All the songs that have been performed were chosen from Spotify’s “Soulful Sundays” playlist.


Mpilwenhle was the first contestant to be announced into the Top 10 this evening.

She then performed “Kahle” by Amanda Black in celebration of making it into the Idols SA Season 18 Top 10.

“Clearly, South Africa did not make a mistake,” judge JR praised Mpilwenhle for her live performance.


After making it into the Top 10, Thapelo performed “All by Myself” by Celine Dion.

Judge Thembi Seete clearly enjoyed Thapelo’s live performance, she had nothing but praise for him.

“Never lose who you are, because that’s what makes you shine,” said Thembi.


Tesmin-Robyn has performed “More Than You” by Moneoa Moshesh after being announced among the Top 10.

“Well done baby,” Thembi Seete was impressed with Tesmin-Robyn’s live performance.


Zee might be last in an alphabetical sense, but she made it into the Idols SA Season 18 Top 10.

She then followed up the good news with a live performance of “Jik’Izinto” by Zonke.

“They don’t make them like you no more,” judge JR thinks that Zee has some old-school class.


After making it into the Top 10, Kabelo performed his own rendition of “Her Heart” by Anthony Hamilton.

“You deserve to be here,” judge Somizi Mhlongo thinks that Kabelo has earned his place in the Idols SA Season 18 Top 10.


Lerato has performed “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Tank and she obviously hit the nail on the head with the live performance.

Judge Thembi Seete had some love for Lerato after her live performance, she said; “You are here, believe it. Mzansi loves you.”

Ty Loner

Ty Loner celebrated the news that he made it into the Idols SA 2022 Top 10 with a live performance of “Thando” by Lloyd Cele, the runner-up in Idols SA Season 6.

“If I said your performance was not nice, I’d be doing witchcraft” judge Somizi Mhlongo would not dare mess with Ty Loner’s live performance today.


After being announced into the Top 10, Noxolo performed “Masterpiece (Mona Lisa)” by Jazmine Sullivan.

“We didn’t see this one coming,” judge Thembi Seete was very impressed by Noxolo’s live performance.


After receiving the good news that she has made it into the Top 10, Nozi performed “Giving Myself” by Jennifer Hudson.

Nozi lifted the judges off of their seats as they thought Nozi’s live performance was worth an ovation.


Ceejay was the last contestant to be announced among the Idols SA 2022 Top 10, after which he delivered an excellent rendition of “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” by John Legend featuring Ludacris.

“You’ve been listening to the notes.” Those are the remarks of judge Thembi Seete on CeeJay’s live performance today.

So which Top 10 contestants’ live performance have you enjoyed the most today? Kindly let us know by dropping their names in the comment box below


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2 Responses

  1. Sibusiso says:


  2. sanele says:

    nozi the underdog

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