The End Of The Road For Keegan
Mzansi shows Keegan the door
In a jaw-dropping result that sent shockwaves in homes and on social media across the country, one of the contestants marked for the Top Three was sent home.
The 24-year-old exited the show last night leaving six contestants battling it all out for the number one spot. A judges’ favourite – of who Randall Abrahams once declared “it ain’t over ‘till Keegan sings” left fans distraught. Reacting to Keegan’s exit, Unathi Msengana explained: “It’s been hard to predict what South Africa wants. It’s such a tumultuous and emotional time. Everyone who is here right now deserves to be here; Keegan deserves to be here.” But the show must go on, and for the first time this season the contestants had to perform two songs chosen by viewers.
Tebogo’s chosen tunes were Intliziyo by Nathi and These Arms by All 4 One.
Lucia sang A Couple of Forevers by Chrisette Michelle and at Last by Etta James.
Thami performed Etta James’ All I Could, as well as Sand Castles by Beyoncé.
Bevin started with Can We Talk by Tevin Campbell and followed up with Diamonds by Rihanna.
Terra Cox’s picks were Celine Dion’s It’s All Coming Back to Me and Sia’s Alive.
Bringing up the rear was Noma with Karabo’s Ngifuna Lo and Jennifer Hudson’s Giving Myself to You.
After the first song, three of the four judges declared Thami the forerunner of the evening after his emotive Etta James heartbreaker song. And in another first this season, Terra received a thumbs down from two judges.
Next week, one more contestant will be leaving to make way for the Top Five. It’s now crunch time, so if you want to see your favourite, get those thumbs working!