Season 13 of Idols SA will wrap up on Sunday with either Capetonian Paxton Fielies or Mthokozisi Ndaba, from KwaZulu-Natal, taking the title, but fans are divided over which of the Top 2 will be crowned South Africans next idol. Both have found themselves trending on Twitter after stellar performances during the singing competition, but there can only be one winner. Paxton appears to be a clear favourite, but don’t count Mthokozisi out just yet.
Both singers are talented, and have what it takes to win, and walk away R1,5-million richer.
Today is the last day their fans will be able to vote for them.
Here’s a look back at the Top 2’s journey on the show
Paxton scored the season’s first golden ticket during her audition in Cape Town after singing Tori Kelly‘s Confetti for the judges. The then 16-year-old wowed the judges with her powerful voice.
KZN’s Mthokozisi Ndaba also received a golden ticket during his Durban audition, but his dream of appearing on the show almost ended when he was shot during a mugging. That didn’t stop the KwaMashu-born singer!
Paxton and Mthokozisi got to the Top 2 after winning the judges and viewers over with stellar performances.
While it is too hard to pick just one standout performance, Paxton left viewers breathless with her rendition of Christina Aguilera’s hit single Turn On You. Mthokozisi also killed his performance of Boyz II Men’s It’s Hard To Say Goodbye.
What the judges say
During their final performances before the Sunday night’s big show, the judges summed up why Paxton and Mthokozisi stood out from the rest. “Paxton, your voice control is on another level, your breathing technique is on another level… Your voice is God’s gift. You are amazing,” judge Somizi Mhlongo said.
He also praised Mthokozi on the night. “That’s how you end your season. This is a memorable performance. Whoever will be voting will vote while thinking and singing this song. Win or lose, well done,” he told Mthokozisi.
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Mthokozisi and Paxton unveiled their debut singles during Idols SA last week.
Paxton’s new song is called Demonstrate, and it is already getting rave reviews. “Paxton’s song is the best #Demonstrate ….she’s a great example for our young upcoming artists #IdolsSA,” a fan wrote on Twitter.
Mthokozisi debut single is titled Masithandane. “That Mthokozisi new single tho! Damn! Nice! Classic! A straight hit and catchy song!” a Twitter user said about the song.