Idols South Africa (season 14)

The fourteenth season of South African Idols premiered on July 8, 2018, on the Mzansi Magic television network. ProVerb continued his role as the show's host and an executive producer while Somizi Mhlongo, Unathi Mkayi and Randall Abrahams also remained as the main judges, with guest judges at each audition city.

Idols South Africa
Season 14
Broadcast fromJuly 8 (2018-07-08) –
November 18, 2018 (2018-11-18)
BroadcasterMzansi Magic
Yanga Sobetwa
Song"Scars (All Over Me)"


Auditions began in January and ended in March.

Audition dates and venues
City Venue Guest Judge Date
Durban North Beach Amphitheatre 20 January 2018
Cape Town Century City Conference Centre DJ Cleo 27 January 2018
Pretoria The State Theatre 10 February 2018
Johannesburg Carnival City 24 February 2018
Pop-up audition dates and venues
City Venue Date
Bloemfontein Mimosa Mall 3 February 2018
Port Elizabeth Boardwalk Casino & Hotel 17 February 2018
Polokwane Savannah Mall 3 March 2018

Weekly Song Choice and ResultEdit

Top 16Edit

Contestant Age Hometown Song Choice Result
Victor 25 Riba Cross, Limpopo "Nguwe" by Vusi Nova Eliminated
Mthokozisi 20 Umlazi, Durban "So Amazing" by Luther Vandross Safe
Mnqobi 21 Piet Retief "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake Eliminated
Sandile 26 Tsakane, Ekurhuleni "Nomvula" by Nathi Eliminated
Lincoln 22 Ravensmead, Cape Flats "Writing's On The Wall" by Sam Smith Safe
Thato 23 Postmasburg, Northern Cape "With You" by Chris Brown Safe
King B 20 Kagiso "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith Safe
Niyaaz 22 Cape Town "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake Public Wild Card
Contestant Age Hometown Song Choice Result
Bongiwe 23 Melelani, Mpumalanga "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Emeli Sande Eliminated
Dalene 21 Eldorado Park, Johannesburg It's Not Right, But It's Okay by Whitney Houston Eliminated
Nosipho 17 Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal Alive by Sia Safe
Ntokozo 18 Witbank Ndiza by Zahara Safe
Thando 19 Alberton,


Giving Myself by Jennifer Hudson Public Wild Card
Wattahmelon 18 Atteridgeville, Pretoria Lose To Win by Fantasia Eliminated
Xae 19 Pinetown, Durban Broken Clocks by SZA Safe
Yanga 16 Delft,

Cape Town

Don't You Remember by Adele Safe

Top 10Edit

Contestant Song Choice Top 9 Result
King B "Love On The Brain" by Rihanna Safe
Lincoln "Sondela" by Ringo Safe
Mthokozisi "Ascension" by Maxwell Eliminated
Niyaaz "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran Safe
Thato "I Got You" by Encore Safe
Nosipho "Collide" by Lady Zamar Safe
Ntokozo "Fill Me Up" by Tasha Cobbs Safe
Thando "Natural Women" by Aretha Franklin Safe
Xae "Please Mr" by Shekhinah Safe
Yanga "Amazulu" by Amanda Black Safe

Top 9: Orchestral DelightEdit

Contestant Song Choice Top 8 Result
King B "Remember The Time" by Michael Jackson Safe
Lincoln "Pony" by Ginuwine Safe
Niyaaz "Forever" by Damage Safe
Thato "If I Ever Fall In Love" by Shia Safe
Nosipho "Open Arms" by Tina Turner Safe
Ntokozo "He Wasn't Man Enough" by Toni Braxton Eliminated
Thando "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child Safe
Xae "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson Safe
Yanga "Before You Walk Out My Life" by Monica Brown Safe

Top 8Edit

Contestant Song Choice Top 7 Result
King B "Loliwe" by Zahara Safe
Lincoln "Elastic Heart" by Sia Eliminated
Niyaaz "Take Me To Church" by Hozier Safe
Thato "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes Safe
Nosipho "Hurt" by Christina Aguilera Safe
Thando "As Long As You Love Me" by Justin Bieber Safe
Xae "Cranes In The Sky" by Solange Knowles Safe
Yanga "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" by Alicia Keys Safe

Top 7: ShowstopperEdit

Contestant Song Choice Top 6 Result
King B "Inde" by Heavy K & Busiswa Safe
Niyaaz "Turn Up The Music" by Chris Brown Safe
Thato "Mamelani" by Naakmusiq Safe
Nosipho "Into You" by Ariana Grande Safe
Thando "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé Safe
Xae "One Thing" by Amerie Eliminated
Yanga "Not Yet Uhuru" by Letta Mbulu Safe

Top 6: Celebration of South African MusicEdit

Contestant Song Choice - Love Songs Song Choice - Celebration of SA Music Top 5 Result
King B "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele "Baby Please" by Kelly Khumalo Safe
Niyaaz "Crazy Love" by Brian McKnight "Jika" by Mi Casa Safe
Thato "U Got It Bad" by Usher "Tell Me" by Stimela & Ray Phiri Safe
Nosipho "Halo" by Beyonce "Destiny" by Zahara Eliminated
Thando "I Believe In You & Me" by Whitney Houston "Nizalwa Ngobani" by Thandiswa Mazwai Safe
Yanga "If This Isn't Love" by Jennifer Hudson "Xa Bendino Mama" by Zahara Safe

Top 5Edit

Contestant Song Choice 1 Song Choice 2 Top 4 Result
King B "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé "Say Something" by Laura D Safe
Niyaaz "Too Good At Goodbyes" by Sam Smith "Lost Without You" by Robin Thicke Eliminated
Thato "Imibuzo" by Nathi "Inkomo" by The Soil Safe
Thando "Spotlight" by Jennifer Hudson "The Weakness In Me" by Keisha White Safe
Yanga "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston "What Is Love" by Empire Cast Safe

Top 4Edit

Contestant Song Choice 1 Song Choice 2 - Soweto Gospel Choir Top 3: Semi-Final Result
King B "Kahle" by Amanda Black "Lion of Judah" by Soweto Gospel Choir Eliminated
Thato "If" by Davido "Many Rivers To Cross" by Soweto Gospel Choir Safe
Thando "Thando" by Naima Kay "Ka Na Le Modisa" by Soweto Gospel Choir Safe
Yanga "Impilo" by Sjava "Avulekile Amasango/One Love" by Soweto Gospel Choir Safe

Top 3: Simi-FinalEdit

Contestant Song Choice 1 - Duet Song Choice 2 Top 2: Final Result
King B "Smother" by Craig Lucas & Paxton

Performing with Mmatema Moremi

Thato "Ngamthanda Umuntu" by Linda

Performing with Amanda Black

"Thandiwe" by Vusi Nova Safe
Thando "The Closer I Get To You" by Beyoncé & Luther Vandross

Performing with Karabo Mogane

"Never Say Never" by Justin Bieber Eliminated
Yanga "Beauty and the Beast" by Ariana Grande & John Legend

Performing with Khaya Mthethwa

"Mkulumsebenzi" by Khaya Mthethwa Safe

Top 2: FinalEdit

Contestant Song Choice - Idols Produced Single Song Choice - Song Choice - Favourite Previous Performance
Thando "Wasting Time" by Thando N/A N/A N/A
Thato "Blow by Blow" by Thato "I'm Not the Only One" by Sam Smith "If" by Davido Runner-up
Yanga "Scars (All Over Me)" by Yanga "Heaven" by Emeli Sandé "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" by Alicia Keys Winner


Performer Best Performance - Song Duet Winning Performance
Yanga "Not Yet Uhuru" "Dusk Till Dawn" by Zayn Malik & Sia

Performing with Thato

"Scars (All Over Me)"
Thato "Mamelani" "Dusk Till Dawn" by Zayn Malik & Sia

Performing with Yanga


Elimination ChartEdit

Stage: Top 16 Top 10 Top 9 Top 8 Top 7 Top 6 Top 5 Top 4 Top 3 Finals
Boys Girls
Week: 02/09 09/09 16/09 23/09 30/09 7/10 14/10 21/10 28/10 4/11 11/18
Place Contestant Result
1 Yanga Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
2 Thato Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
3 Thando Public Wild Card Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
4 King B Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
5 Niyaaz Public Wild Card Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
6 Nosipho Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
7 Xae Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
8 Lincoln Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
9 Ntokozo Safe Safe Eliminated
10 Mthokozisi Safe Eliminated
16 Victor Eliminated
Eliminated Safe Public Wild Card Runner-up Winner


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