Noma Khumalo has been announced as the season 12 winner of Idols South Africa, becoming the first female contestant to win the prize in 7 seasons!
The Pietermaritzburg former teacher beat out rival Thambi Shobede to snatch the honours after the season garnered a record 83 million votes.
Thami, who came in close second after a tight race, treated viewers to a shirtless display during the live show. Hopefully that sexy thing will be a big part of what will undoubtedly be a successful career in music?
In other highlights, the top 10 from the season convened onstage to belt This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna. That was all before AKA finally exclusively premiered two new bangers.
Before the life changing result was announced, Noma and Thami treated everyone to their last performances as contestants on the stage. Noma was sensational as she covered Mariah Carey’s Without You while Thami brought the house down with Stevie Wonder’s Signed Sealed Delivered, both accompanied by the reigning winners of Clash of The Choirs.
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