Idols South Africa (season 9)

Idols South Africa IX is the ninth season of South African reality interactive talent show based on the British talent show Pop Idol.

Season 9
Broadcast fromJune 2013 –
November 2013
JudgesRandall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana, Gareth Cliff
BroadcasterM-Net, M-Net HD & Mzansi Magic
Musa Sukwene
Brenden Ledwaba

After the auditions, call backs were held in Sun City for the golden ticket holders.

Regional auditionsEdit

Auditions began in February 2013, and were held in the following cities:

Episode air date Audition city Audition date Audition venue Tickets to Sun City
28 July 2013 Cape Town, Western Cape 2 February 2013 Grandwest Arena 19[1]
11 August 2013 Soweto, Gauteng 16 February 2013 Soweto Theatre 39 (with Johannesburg)[2]
4 August 2013 Durban, Kwazulu Natal 2 March 2013 The Playhouse Company (Durban)|The Playhouse Company 21[3]
11 August 2013 Johannesburg, Gauteng 23 March 2013 Sandton Convention Centre 39 (with Soweto)[2]
Total countrywide 79

Top 16 ShowEdit

Top 8 Males[4][5]

15 September 2013

Contestant Age Hometown Occupation Song Result
1 Benjamin Tainton 19 Cape Town Apprentice Farrier "Wake Me Up" Advanced
2 Brenden Ledwaba 19 Mpumalanga Student "Stay" Advanced
3 Innocent Mabushe 27 Limpopo Singer "Get Lucky" Advanced
4 Jono Johansen 16 Durban Student "Millionaire" Eliminated
5 Lee-Ron Malgas 18 Cape Town Student "Harriet Jones" Eliminated
6 Sonke Mazibuko 21 Soweto Singer "Diamonds" Advanced
7 Philip Dube 20 Johannesburg Student "Believe In Me" Eliminated
8 Musa Sukwene 26 Mpumalanga Musician "Don't Judge Me" Advanced

Top 8 Females

22 September 2013[6][7]

Contestant Age Hometown Occupation Song Result
1 Carle van Deventer 30 Johannesburg Singer "Brave" Eliminated
2 Tauna Collier 26 Cape Town Singer "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" Eliminated
3 Tumi Lesejane 21 Midrand Student "Beneath Your Beautiful" Advanced
4 Christina Williams 21 Port Elizabeth Singer "Clown" Advanced
5 Amy Jones 20 Cape Town Student "Brand New Me" Eliminated
6 Bunny Majaja 26 Johannesburg Musician "Let Her Go" Advanced
7 Zoe Zana 19 Cape Town Student "Lose To Win" Advanced
8 Crystalene Nair 24 Durban Teacher and Singer "Come & Get It" Advanced

Top TenEdit

The top ten performed on 29 September 2013.[8][9]

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Brenden Ledwaba "You Sexy Thing" Advanced
2 Crystalene Nair "Because You Loved Me" Advanced
3 Innocent Mabushe "Lady In Red" Advanced
4 Benjamin Tainton "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" Advanced
5 Zoe Zana Never Gonna Give You Up Bottom Three
6 Sonke Mazibuko All Out Of Love Advanced
7 Tumi Lesejane "Take My Breath Away" Eliminated
8 Bunny Majaja "You’re the First, the Last, My Everything" Advanced
9 Musa Sukwene "Sexual Healing" Advanced
10 Christina Williams "Walking on Sunshine" Bottom Three


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