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Idols SA: The Top 5 Battle It Out!

After 11 million votes over the past week, the Top Five contenders for the SA Idols crown have been announced – and Nosipho is one name that did not appear on that list

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After 11 million votes over the past week, the Top Five contenders for the SA Idols crown have been announced – and Nosipho is one name that did not appear on that list.

The 18-year-old talent had face the path back home after receiving the least amount of votes;  but not before receiving a vote of confidence from none other than Beyoncé’s dad and Destiny’s Child architect Matthew Knowles, who was a guest judge on tonight’s show.

The remaining contestants belted out two songs each under the theme How It Should Have Been Done. The contestants took butchered songs by Wooden Mic contenders and showed Mzansi how they should have been done.

First up was Thando, who sang Jennifer Hudson’s Spotlight and Weakness In Me by Keisha White.

Randall felt the “depth of feeling” was going to keep her in the competition for at least another week. Unathi called her performances bright and luminescent. Somizi and Matthew advised her to bring more energy into her performance instead of relying only on her pipes.

Niyaaz took a swing at Sam Smith’s Too Good At Goodbyes and Robin Thicke’s Lost Without You.

Unathi said she would “love” for someone to sing at her like that every day; Matthew said he’d chosen great songs; Somizi enjoyed himself and Randall said the only thing Niyaaz had to think about was how to pick up the votes from fans of the fallen Idols.

Singing a Beyonce song in front of the man who “made” her must have been nerve-wrecking, but King B got a thumbs up from Matthew for his rendition of Irreplaceable. He also chose Say Something by A Great Big World. Randall offered up some advice along with praises. “There are performances when I think you can win this, and others where you’ve let me down. Consistency at this stage is critical,” he cautioned.

Yanga, whom all the judges predicted would be in the final two, chose What Is Love by the Empire cast and Whitney Houston’s eternal I Will Always Love You. “That was unbelievably beautiful,” proclaimed Somizi. Randall praised her song choices and her “fantastic” interpretation of Whitney’s ever-green classic. “You were a star!” declared Matthew.

Bringing the show to an end was Thato, who seems to be blossoming at just the right time. The judges unanimously declared him the winner of the first round after his performance of The Soil’s Inkomo.

He followed it with Imibuzo by Nathi, which brought out profuse praise from Randall. “You are the one performer who sees beyond this competition, and you’ve got the biggest smile of all the contestants,” Unathi said she was imagining his name being called out at a festival, while Somizi said he was memorable.

Now that the number of contestants can be counted on one hand, the heat is seriously on. Fans have their work cut out for them as they fight for their faves to stay in the race.

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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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