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Idols SA Top 16: The Girls Snatched With Some Powerhouse Vocals

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Women’s Month may have ended but the celebration of the greatness that is women continues. On Sunday night’s episode of Idols SA, the live performances on saw the girls unleash some powerhouse pipes as the battle for the throne continues heating up.

The ladies opened the show with a mini-tribute to Beyoncé as they took turns showcasing vocal prowess during a performance of Run The World and Formation.

The theme of the night zoomed in on the Bestselling Female Artists of the 21st Century, and to help the stage newbies were award-winning Shekhinah harmonising her hit Different featuring Mariechan.

First to take make a solo appearance was diminutive Christmas baby, Thando, singing American Idol alumna Jennifer Hudson’s Giving Myself. While Randall felt she didn’t get to belt it out because it was too big a song, Unathi called the performance “exceptional” and Somizi said she had “killed” it.

Aspirant music writer, Bongiwe, followed with the impassioned Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé. The rendition had Unathi declaring: “You’re in it to win it! The competition has just begun!”

Attridgeville’s blonde ambition, Wattahmelon, may have struggled with the first verse of Fantasia’s Lose to Win according to Somizi and Unathi, but she hit all the right notes with Randall, who declared she was “fantastic from start to finish!”

Recent birthday girl, Nosipho, saw Unathi and Somizi give her performance of Sia’s Alive an enthusiastic thumbs up, while Randall was also impressed with her delivery of an 80s big sound ode. The judges may have been giving mixed reviews, but all three agreed that the girls were still running ahead of the boys halfway through the show.

Xae, who is a self-confessed car karaoke lover, hit the trifactor of adulation when she left Randall speechless, Somizi shouting “genius” and Unathi calling it “brilliant!” for her rendition of SZA’s Broken Clocks.

Season 14’s youngest contestant, Yanga, slowed it down with Adele’s monster hit, Don’t You Remember. Again, it was two to one as Randall felt it dragged while Somizi and Unathi loved it, with Somizi awarding it a “whoo shem”.

Ntokozo brought it home and kept it local with Ndiza by Zahara. She undoubtedly received the best ovation of the evening. “Best performance of the night!” said Somizi. “I’d much rather listen to you off-key than six other contestants on key,” Randall announced. “Your imperfections were perfect,” was Unathi’s declaration.

Closing off the show was Delene with Whitney Houston’s It’s Not Right But It’s Okay. It didn’t turn out to the big bang closing that was expected, with Randall and Somizi feeling it failed to launch while Unathi believed she would be memorable.

The judges have handed out a mixed bag of sweets and lemons, but it’s ultimately up to the voting public to push through their favourite to the Top 10. Let’s see what the results bring next week!

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There’s A New Bachelor On Rhythm City!

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South African multi-talented actor Tiisetso Thoka is set to join the all-star cast of Rhythm City.

Thoka recently bagged the role of Siya on one of South Africa’s leading soapies. Siya is a metrosexual guy, blessed with good looks and a great sense of style.

Siya comes into our world when Mampho is looking for a housemate for four months while Rene is away, performing in a musical on Broadway. Assuming that he is gay, Mampho chooses Siya from the many candidates. Siya proves to be the best choice Mampho could have, and they immediately get on like a house on fire.

He is so perfect that Mampho sometimes wishes he wasn’t gay. She starts seeing signs that make her doubt her initial assumptions around Siya’s sexuality and she sets out to find out the truth.

Could Siya be Mampho’s long-awaited “happily ever after”?

Catch Tiisetso Thoka from Monday 1 April at 7:00pm on Rhythm City on e.tv (DSTV channel 194 and Openview Channel 104). 

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Could A Bonang and Somizi Reality TV Show Crossover Be In The Works?

Bonang and Somizi seem to have buried the hatchet. Will the upcoming seasons of their reality show pick on the storyline?

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Bonang Matheba and Somizi thrilled fans when on Monday, they appeared to have laid their long enduring feud to rest.

South Africa’s leading media personalities were smiling from ear to ear as they exchanged warm hugs and posed for pictures at Bonang’s House of BNG launch. It’s been at least three years since the two, who once playfully dubbed themselves ‘twins’ during the most Instagrammable days of their friendship, have appeared in a picture together.

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It’s like you never left! Bonang and Somizi rekindle friendship. Photo: Cosmopolitan via Twitter

The reunion continued on Tuesday Queen B shared an I.G story of flowers she received from Somizi.

While it remains unclear what really triggered the rift between the former buddies in the first place, both parties have spoken out on a few occasions about how they’ve felt wrong by the other. In her 2016 bestseller, From A To B, Bonang Matheba alluded to betrayal that she found hard to forgive.

Somizi Bonang

And now that it seems all of that is in the past, fans are wondering whether Monday’s good spirited ‘reunion’ will make it’s way to Somizi’s Living The Dream, and Bonang’s upcoming season of Being Bonang.

Both of them are progressively filming upcoming seasons of their hit reality shows, and it only makes sense they would want to include a burying the hatchet bit to bolster storylines.

RELATED: BONANG’S HOUSE OF BNG IS FINALLY HERE 

Legend Manqele of BarLeader, the production company behind both reality shows, was present and very excited to showcase Bonang and Somizi’s reconciliation on his social media. There are thumbs to be held.

Meanwhile… 

Bonang, who’s currently “apartment hunting” in New York City, has been taping another reality show, Bonang: Coming To America. The show will chronicle Mo’gerl’s bid to forge her inroads into the States, as her brand goes international. The Queen B has been treating fans to glimpses of her time in the Big Apple on her social media feeds.

Somizi, on the other hand, has his hands full as he preps his wedding to fiancé, Mohale. The two’s nuptial is set to have scored them a million rand deal for a wedding special, which is set to air on Mzansi Magic. There’s no word on whether or not the special will air as a stand alone, or be part of Living With The Dream, just yet.

Do you want to see the crossover? Hit is up in the comments section below

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Wendy Williams Shocks Viewers With Revelation: “I Live in a Sober House.”

Wendy Williams has been secretly living a sober living facility in Queens, New York

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Wendy Williams revealed during her Monday show that she’s been living in a ‘sober house’, where she goes every day after taping her daily talk show.

Williams, who recently returned from a two month hiatus during which she was reportedly hospitalised for “health issues”, told her viewers and ‘co-hosts’ that her reality couldn’t be further from the sparkling glamour suggested by the nature of her job.

“Nobody knew, because I look so glamorous out here”, said the Queen of talk, who’s been open about her previous battles with cocaine addition.

Williams also revealed that she attends several meetings with “my brothers and sisters who struggle with this addiction” every day after wrapping up her daily pilate sessions.

The only people who’ve known about this, Wendy says, are her husband and son.

This is the first time Wendy Williams has lifted the veil on some of the going-ons that might have led her to the recent hiatus. Shortly before embarking on the breather, Wendy had to apologise to viewers on the show for slurring her words and appearing disoriented during one of the shows.

The 53 year old media personality returned on her show to shut down rumours of an impending divorce between her and her husband, Kevin Hunter, who’s been dogged by cheating allegations for a while, according to reports.

According to the Daily Mail, Wendy is being treated at the facility for alcohol and prescription medication addition.

The Wendy Williams Shows airs on BET, DStv channel 129, Monday to Friday at 9:00.

 

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