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Idols SA': Theatre Week gets intense as duet round kicks off

15/08/2022

Idols SA': Theatre Week gets intense as duet round kicks offFollowing the first round of Idols SA' Theatre Week, 41 contestants were sent packing before the duet round of the competition.

by Naledi de Wee

15-08-2022 09:57

in Entertainment

After the first round of Idols SA' Theatre Week, 41 contestants were cut before the duet round kicked off. Image via Facebook: Idols South Africa

Following four days of intense auditions, the highly-anticipated Idols SA season 18 Theatre Week officially began. On Sunday 14 August's episode of the talent competition, 93 golden ticket winners arrived for Theatre Week but not all the contestants had the chance to move on to the next round.

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IDOLS SA' THEATRE WEEK BEGINS Idols SA Theatre Week kicked off on a high note as the 93 golden ticket winners stepped onto the stage for the first round of auditions. Some wowed judges Somizi Mhlongo, Thembi Seete and JR Bogopa, but others failed to impress.

The contestants were then split into three rooms and anxiously waited for the judges to let them know what was next. The singers in room 1 automatically moved to the next round while those in room 2 were sent packing.

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Some of the contestants in room 3 were also sent packing and in total, 41 Idols SA dreams were cut. The remaining 52 contestants were paired up for the duet round of the competition.

THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR THE DUET ROUND Somizi said the duet round was about seeing who can work well under pressure and who will crack .

When you get to the live shows, they will need to embrace the pressure and feed off it. Because guys, it's a wow Performing for Mzansi? That is pressure, he continued.

What I like about a duet, is that the couples will really need to get into character, said Thembi Seete.

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Some contestants were pleased with the songs they were given while others were left feeling nervous. Mpiwenhle and SongKarabo sang Kelly Khumalo and Mondli Ngcobo's Ngathwala Ngaye which JR praised as a technically flawless performance.

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TWEEPS WEIGH IN ON IDOLS SA' DUETS Taking to Twitter, South Africans weighed in on the duets by the 52 Idols SA contestants and many have already picked out their favourites.

Praising Mphiwenhle and SongKarabo's duet, one tweep wrote: Mpilwenhle's voice is amazing. Effortless. Love it.

The best duet so far, wrote another tweep of Mpiwenhle and SongKarabo's duet.

Thank you for giving Zwadesh a chance judges OMG!!

Mpilwenhle's voice is amazing. Effortless. Love it. #idolssa pic.twitter.com/9GOKUIdGcr

Paseka (@ProPaseka) August 14, 2022

#idolsSA The best duet so far pic.twitter.com/AjUVfN5oii

JabulaniMacdonald (@Jabu_Macdonald) August 14, 2022

Thank you for giving Zwadesh a chance judges OMG!!#idolssa pic.twitter.com/LmlL7RSzza

(@Palie_Pally) August 14, 2022

Room 1 is with the winners coz Yho ! She is dope !! #idolsSA pic.twitter.com/u58Rha2ozo

Cape Town Twins (@TheCPTtwins) August 7, 2022

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LINK: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/culture/entertainment/idols-sa-theatre...
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