Pretoria State Theatre was alive with music and dancing as the contestants queued for their chance to audition.
Omphethetse Digopeleng says : My love for music and my will to be the paradigm shifter to people back home is the reason I am here. My wish to be living proof to the next generation that it is possible for a rural girl with global dreams to actually chase her dreams and live them, thus paving the way for them to also have faith accompanied by action towards achieving their dreams.
Karabo Sibiya a 24 year old from Tembisa, is again attempting to be an Idol with a Bruno Mars smash hit “Just the way you are”
Mellisa Fernelen hails from Kempton Park, the 17 year old will be singing Little Mix “Wings”
Nhlanhla Mhlari originally from Eastern Cape Mthatha is another Idol hopeful, the 25 year old will be singing a classic ‘Stand by me’ by Ben E King.
The bubbly Divalash is 30 years old from Pretoria. She is a Club DJ and this is her fourth audition. She gets her inspiration from Brenda Mtambo. She will be singing I’m only Human by Rag’n Bone Man.
Bongeka Ndlovu is 22 years old. She is from Glencoe , KZN. She will be singing Nomvula by Unathi. She is currently a hairdresser but her passion is music.
Boitumelo Tlhakanye is 22 years old and is from Klerksdorp. She will be singing Beyoncé’s Why don’t you love me. She is currently a beautician but believes she was born to sing.
Mandisa Maseko is 21 years old, she will be performing a Luther Vandross song. Mandisa is from Cullinan and is currently studying Financial Management.
Neil Van Schalkwyk is auditioning for the first time and wants to melt the judges hearts with Ed Sheeren’s Thinking out loud
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