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Idols Top 10 Catch The Feels In Classics & 90s Love Tunes!

Everything that happened on the latest episode of Idols SA, as we’ve cut down to Top 10 on the reality game singing show.

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After weeks of uncertainty and emotional upheaval, last night’s episode of Idols SA was a bit of a breather for viewers and contestants alike. With the theme: Classic R’nB hits from the 90s, tonight was all about love.

Keegan set the tone for all things hearts and roses when he opened the show with Luther Vandross’ The Impossible Dream, hitting high notes that had the judges dispersing the compliments at a dizzying rate. Randall even said hotshot Keegan had set the bar so high, it was going to be almost impossible for the other nine contestants to follow.

It was up to Lucia to prove him otherwise, as the next contestant to step up on stage. Singing Never Gonna Let You Go by Faith Evans. This proved to be right up her alley, as she comfortably breezed through the performance. The judges were impressed, but Unathi urged her to “not be afraid to leave your emotions on the floor”.

Sanele’s song choice was the favourite Boyz II Men sing-a-long, I’ll Make Love To You. According to Unathi, he started off shaky but made up for it later. But Randall was not so accommodating, and bluntly stated that “the train has come off the tracks” with Sanele’s performance.

The train came back quickly back on the tracks with Noma’s rendition of Whitney Houston’s My Love Is Your Love. The judges agreed that she had taken that popular karaoke staple and turned it into her own hit. “It was great!” enthused Gareth.

Bevin put extra slo-mo love with Robbie Williams’ Angels. While the crowd ate it up, Gareth said this was not the best song choice and was a little dry. The rest of the judges concurred, so it’s now up to the public to make their opinion known via their voting thumbs.

Consistent favourite Terra Cox had Unathi jumping up her chair when he serenaded the viewers with Tell Me What You Want Me To Do by Tevin Campbell. Somizi went one up on her when he strutted from the judges’ table to give him a standing ovation. He called it “the best performance of the night thus far”. To the crowd’s delight, Randall pronounced “You channelled El DeBarge” before breaking into song!

Nosihe changed things up when her turn came. Playing the keyboard like a pro, her crystal clear voice rang out as she sang I’m Your Angel by Celine Dion feat. R. Kelly. Unathi called it powerful, Randall didn’t like the song choice, Gareth said there were times he felt she was shouting at them, and Somizi said it felt like being at a government official’s wedding.

Tebogo sang Jodeci’s Lately. Randall didn’t mince his words; he told Tebogo he is in danger. Gareth complimented him on his voice but felt he was emotionally disconnected from the song and interpreted it as if it was a protest song.

Toni Braxton’s Unbreak My Heart received the Thami treatment. Unfortunately he forgot the lyrics an stumbled on the song. The judges’ opinions was split in the middle – two sure that the voting audience will forgive him while the other two questioned his longevity on the Idols stage.

Valentine closed off the show on a high note with Whitney Houston’s I’m Your Baby Tonight. Her spirited performance had the crowd on their feet screaming their lungs out. “I was born during this song! Hallelujah!” declared Somizi!

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!

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Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.

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They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.

 

It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.

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Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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