Idols South Africa (season 2)

Idols South Africa II was the third season of South African reality interactive talent show based on the British talent show Pop Idol. It was aired from June 2003, exactly one year after the first season ended, to October of the same year. With Colin Moss and Letoya Makhene new hosts were introduced and half of the juding panel was replaced as Mara Louw and Gareth Cliff replaced Penny Lebyane and Marcus Brewster. The number of finalists was increased to 12 but only two male contestants made it through the semifinal group of the top 32: Jacques Terre'Blanche and Wafeeq Saffodien who both eventually managed to reach the top 5. Originally chosen as a wildcard winner, Francisca Blasisch suddenly quit and was replaced by Khwezi Kekana in the top 12 where she was voted off in the first liveshow. Due to technical issues the voting was voided in the week of 28 September were the contestants where singing songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and nobody was sent home that week. On 20 October 2003 Anke Pietrangeli, who was nicknamed The Kimberley Diamond by her supporters, won over fellow-finalist Poseletso Sejosingoe in the Gold Reef City Hippodrome Theatre.[1][2]

Season 2
Broadcast from22 June –
20 October 2003
JudgesDave Thompson
Mara Louw
Gareth Cliff
Randall Abrahams
Host(s)Colin Moss
Finals venueGold Reef City Hippodrome Theatre
Anke Pietrangeli
Song"Silver Lining"
Poseletso Sejosingoe



(ages stated at time of contest)

"This bright and booming talent is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of "South African Pop Idol" (2003) can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a childhood dream" Poseletso Sejosingoe is well known for her role on a South African Pop Idol Series which she came out as a runner-up. Born and Bred in Cape Town, she was formally introduced to singing when she joined a high school choir. Poseletso grew up singing in gospel groups and school choirs. With no formal musical training, her gospel-tinged voice always pleases her audience. Poseletso was frequently seen on stage performing with the top SA artists, among them: Mara Louw, Ringo Madlingozi, Miriam Makeba and Busi Mhlongo just to name but a few and also shared a stage with international artists like Michael Bolton, Josh Groban, Beyoncé, Westlife and others. She started doing theatre productions in 2007 and has since formed a theatre production company with a group of other young people, New image Ensemble- which is 100% owned and controlled by young Black Africans. They have appeared in many different theatre productions both locally and internationally. Poseletso’s international theatre shows have included among others: The magic Flute-Impepe Yomlingo (West End, UK, Ireland, and Japan); The Mysteries- Yiimimangaliso (Paris); Aesop’s Fables; A Christmas Carol (London). She, together with her group has performed for president Jacob Zuma and couple of cabinet ministers. She now is now involved in a production "Nothing But The Truth" which started on 1 July to October 2011. The play is based on a book authored by John Kani, which is the school set book for matrics. The aim is to offer assistance to learners and educators, with new and interesting ways to approach academic subjects, such as English, Music and History. Poseletso I also involved and has partnership with Ray Alexander Simons Memory Centre and the member of their new theatre built in Gugulethu.
Contestant Age Hometown Voted Off Spectacular Theme
Anke Pietrangeli 19 Kimberley Winner Grand Finale
Poseletso Sejosingoe 18 Lotus River 19 October 2003
Jacques Terre'Blanche 20 Tamboerskloof, Cape Town 13 October 2003 Viewer's Choice
Nazneen Leeman 17 Belgravia, Cape Town 6 October 2003 My Idols
Wafeeq Saffodien 17 Mountview, Lansdowne
Kgomotso Tsatsi 16 Observatory Ext. 22 September 2003 Y2K
Karen Ferreira 18 Centurion, Pretoria 15 September 2003 Big Band Night
Zama Sithole 19 Vosloosrus 8 September 2003 Movie Magic
Petro De Villiers 20 Centurion, Pretoria 1 September 2003 Proudly South African
Thelma Jansen 19 George
Khwezi Kekana 19 Diepkloof 24 August 2003 Award Winning Songs
Noluthando Meje 16 Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

Elimination ChartEdit

Did Not Perform Female Male Top 24 Wild Card Top 12 Winner
Safe Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Eliminated
Stage: Semi Finals Finals
Weeks: 07/20 07/27 08/03 08/10 08/17 08/24 09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/20
Place Constestant Result
1 Anke Pietrangeli 1 Winner
2 Poseletso Sejosingoe 2 Btm3 Runner-up
3 Jacques Terre'Blanche 1 Btm2 Btm3 Elim
4–5 Nazneen Leeman 1 Elim
Wafeeq Saffodien 2 Btm3 Btm3
6 Kgomotso Tsatsi Elim JURY Btm2 Btm2 Elim
7 Karen Ferreira 2 Btm3 Btm3 Elim
8 Zama Sithole Elim 1 Elim
9–10 Petro De Villiers 1 Elim
Thelma Jansen 2
11–12 Khwezi Kekana Elim Elim Elim
Noluthando Meje Elim JURY
13 Francisca Blasich Elim 2 Quit
  • Because Francisca quit after she made the finals, Khwezi replaced her
  • On 29 September there have been issues with counting the lines so the vote was voided that week

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (20 July 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Thelma Jansen "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera) Advanced
2 Granville Williams "Shallow Waters" (Just Jinjer) Eliminated
3 Anastacia Fortuin "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" (Britney Spears) Eliminated
4 Edith Thwala "A Thousand Miles" (Vanessa Carlton) Eliminated
5 Musa Ndlovu "Over the Rainbow" (Judy Garland) Eliminated
6 Petro De Villiers "Thank U" (Alanis Morissette) Advanced
7 Mlami Ngiza "Honesty" (Billy Joel) Eliminated
8 Noluthando Meje "Just a Little" (Liberty X) Eliminated
  • Petro De Villiers and Thelma Jansen advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Granville Williams and Noluthando Meje returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (27 July 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Cizario Roberts "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) Eliminated
2 Francisca Blasich "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin) Eliminated
3 Dewald Louw "Paint My Love" (Michael Learns to Rock) Eliminated
4 Bonolo Thekiso "Pretty Baby" (Vanessa Carlton) Eliminated
5 Clayton Felix "If You Come Back" (Blue) Eliminated
6 Jacques Terre'Blanche "If You're Not the One" (Daniel Bedingfield) Advanced
7 Khwezi Kekana "Be with You" (Atomic Kitten) Eliminated
8 Karen Ferreira "Searchin' My Soul" (Vonda Shepard) Advanced
  • Jacques Terre'Blanche and Karen Ferreira advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Francisca Blasich, Bonolo Thekiso and Khwezi Kekana returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (3 August 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Monde Msuthwana "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers) Eliminated
2 Bianca Bronn "Out of Reach" (Gabrielle) Eliminated
3 Lesedi Job "Georgia on My Mind" (Ray Charles) Eliminated
4 Nazneen Leeman "Sunny Came Home" (Shawn Colvin) Advanced
5 Lwazi Mkhize "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Michael Bolton) Eliminated
6 Zama Sithole "You Can't Hurry Love" (The Supremes) Eliminated
7 Andy Milner "I Say a Little Prayer" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
8 Poseletso Sejosingoe "I Drove All Night" (Cyndi Lauper) Advanced
  • Nazneen Leeman and Poseletso Sejosingoe advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Lwazi Mkhize, Zama Sithole and Andy Milner returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 4 (10 August 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Anke Pietrangeli "Unforgettable" (Nat King Cole) Advanced
2 Wafeeq Saffodien "If You Leave Me Now" (Chicago) Advanced
3 Sibongile Simelane "Every Single Thing" (Melanie Lowe) Eliminated
4 Kgomotso Tsatsi "My Guy" (Mary Wells) Eliminated
5 Palesa Moeketsi "Always Be My Baby" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
6 Clive Gumede "On the Wings of Love" (Jeffrey Osborne) Eliminated
7 Michelle Williamson "Torn" (Natalie Imbruglia) Eliminated
8 Irene Van Der Merwe "You're Still the One" (Shania Twain) Eliminated
  • Anke Pietrangeli and Wafeeq Saffodien advanced to the top 12 of the competition. The other 6 contestants were eliminated.
  • Kgomotso Tsatsi returned for a second chance at the top 12 in the Wildcard Round.

Wildcard round (17 August 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kgomotso Tsatsi "Uninvited" (Alanis Morissette) Advanced
2 Noluthando Meje "Chuck E.'s In Love" (Rickie Lee Jones) Advanced
3 Bonolo Thekiso "Life" (Des'ree) Eliminated
4 Granville Williams "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" (Jimmy Ruffin) Eliminated
5 Andy Milner "The NeverEnding Story" (Limahl) Eliminated
6 Lwazi Mkhize "To Be with You" (Mr. Big) Eliminated
7 Khwezi Kekana "I Don't Want to Wait" (Paula Cole) Eliminated
8 Francisca Blasich "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Advanced
9 Zama Sithole "Lady Marmalade" (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim & Mýa) Advanced
  • The judges selected Kgomotso Tsatsi and Noluthando Meje to move on into the Top 12 of the competition, before the hosts revealed the Top 3 vote getters. Zama Sithole and Francisca Blasich received most votes, and completed the top 12.

Live Show 1 (24 August 2003)Edit

Theme: Award Winning Songs

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Jacques Terre'Blanche "I Write the Songs" (Barry Manilow) Safe
2 Petro De Villiers "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Roberta Flack) Safe
3 Noluthando Meje "Never Knew Love Like This Before" (Stephanie Mills) Eliminated
4 Thelma Jansen "Without You" (Mariah Carey) Safe
5 Poseletso Sejosingoe "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel) Safe
6 Karen Ferreira "Bette Davis Eyes" (Kim Carnes) Bottom three
7 Nazneen Leeman "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (Simply Red) Safe
8 Wafeeq Saffodien "I'll Make Love to You" (Boyz II Men) Safe
9 Zama Sithole "Change the World" (Eric Clapton) Safe
10 Anke Pietrangeli "Don't Know Why" (Norah Jones) Safe
11 Kgomotso Tsatsi "Have I Told You Lately" (Rod Stewart) Safe
12 Khwezi Kekana "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Thelma Houston) Eliminated

Live Show 2 (31 August 2003)Edit

Theme: Proudly South African

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Wafeeq Saffodien "Secret Places" (Mean Mr. Mustard) Safe
2 Karen Ferreira "Life" (Semisane) Bottom three
3 Nazneen Leeman "The Spaniard" (Lesley Rae Dowling) Safe
4 Thelma Jansen "Rain" (SpoonFeedas) Eliminated
5 Zama Sithole "Please Stay" (Jonathan Butler) Safe
6 Jacques Terre'Blanche "Weeping" (Bright Blue) Safe
7 Kgomotso Tsatsi "A Cry, a Smile, a Dance" (Judith Sephuma) Safe
8 Petro De Villiers "Like You Madly" (Just Jinger) Eliminated
9 Anke Pietrangeli "Moments Away" (Mango Groove) Safe
10 Poseletso Sejosingoe "Meadowlands" (Miriam Makeba) Safe

Live Show 3 (7 September 2003)Edit

Theme: Movie Magic

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Poseletso Sejosingoe "Flashdance... What a Feeling" (Irene Cara) Safe
2 Jacques Terre'Blanche "Love Is in the Air" (John Paul Young) Safe
3 Nazneen Leeman "Love Is All Around" (Wet Wet Wet) Safe
4 Karen Ferreira "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Olivia Newton-John) Safe
5 Zama Sithole "Last Dance" (Donna Summer) Eliminated
6 Anke Pietrangeli "Independent Love Song" (Scarlet) Safe
7 Wafeeq Saffodien "Mustang Sally" (Wilson Pickett) Bottom three
8 Kgomotso Tsatsi "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) Bottom three

Live Show 4 (14 September 2003)Edit

Theme: Big Band

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Anke Pietrangeli "It Had to Be You" (Harry Connick, Jr.) Safe
2 Wafeeq Saffodien "My Way" (Frank Sinatra) Bottom three
3 Karen Ferreira "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (Nat King Cole) Eliminated
4 Kgomotso Tsatsi "Fly Me to the Moon" (Frank Sinatra) Bottom two
5 Nazneen Leeman "Witchcraft" (Frank Sinatra) Safe
6 Poseletso Sejosingoe "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (Frank Sinatra) Safe
7 Jacques Terre'Blanche "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" (Frank Sinatra) Safe

Live Show 5 (21 September 2003)Edit

Theme: Y2K

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kgomotso Tsatsi "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" (Backstreet Boys) Eliminated
2 Anke Pietrangeli "Here I Am" (Bryan Adams) Safe
3 Wafeeq Saffodien "Uptown Girl" (Westlife) Safe
4 Poseletso Sejosingoe "The Way You Love Me" (Faith Hill) Bottom three
5 Jacques Terre'Blanche "Universally Speaking" (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Bottom two
6 Nazneen Leeman "Forever and for Always" (Shania Twain) Safe

Live Show 6 (28 September 2003)Edit

Theme: My Idol

Order Artist First song (original artists) Second song Result
1 Wafeeq Saffodien "Let Me Entertain You" (Robbie Williams) "Angels" Safe
2 Anke Pietrangeli "Cry" (Faith Hill) "There You'll Be" Safe
3 Jacques Terre'Blanche "Crying" (Roy Orbison) "Oh, Pretty Woman" Safe
4 Nazneen Leeman "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (Cher) "Strong Enough" Safe
5 Poseletso Sejosingoe "You Light Up My Life" (Whitney Houston) "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Safe

Live Show 7 (5 October 2003)Edit

Theme: Lennon & McCartney

Order Artist First song Second song Result
1 Poseletso Sejosingoe "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" "Let It Be" Safe
2 Nazneen Leeman "Imagine" "With a Little Help from My Friends" Eliminated
3 Jacques Terre'Blanche "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" "Woman" Bottom three
4 Wafeeq Saffodien "In My Life" "A Hard Day's Night" Eliminated
5 Anke Pietrangeli "Yesterday" "From Me to You" Safe

Live Show 8: Semi-final (12 October 2003)Edit

Theme: Viewers' Choice

Order Artist First song (original artists) Second song Third song Result
1 Anke Pietrangeli "Like a Prayer" (Madonna) "True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper) "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Safe
2 Jacques Terre'Blanche "More Than Words" (Extreme) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (Christopher Cross) "Amazed" (Lonestar) Eliminated
3 Poseletso Sejosingoe "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) "Save the Best for Last" (Vanessa Williams) "Thank You" (Dido) Safe

Live final (19 October 2003)Edit

Artist First song Second song Third song Result
Poseletso Sejosingoe "Bridge Over Troubled Water" "You Light Up My Life" "Silver Lining" Runner-up
Anke Pietrangeli "Independent Love Song" "Unforgettable" "Silver Lining" Winner


  1. ^ "Tears and cheers as Anke takes the title – South Africa – IOL".
  2. ^ "Idols a silver lining for Anke: News24: xArchive: Archive".

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