The top eight idols contestants fight for their place in the top seven with a battle of movie ballads which played out on Sunday 13 October on M-Net and Mzanzi Magic. Voting for the top eight opened at the start of the show and will close on Monday night, 14 October, at 22h00. Viewers find out which singer will have their last Idols SA Season 9 performance on Tuesday, 15 October.
Under the expert mentorship of the legendary South African music composer and producer Trevor Jones, the performers took to the stage accompanied by the Idols band and a mini-orchestra of strings and horns.
Zoe Zana rocked the house with her interpretation of the Grammy-winning Lady Marmalade cover by Pink, Christina Aguilera, Mya and Lil’Kim from the 2001 Baz Luhrmann movie Moulin Rouge!
Innocent Mabushe wound back the clock and sang the Phil Collins hit Two Hearts, from the soundtrack of the 1988 British true-life crime comedy Buster.
Sonke Mazibuko chose a Disney song for his performance: Go The Distance from the 1997 animated adventure Hercules, which was covered for the movie soundtrack by Michael Bolton.
Crystaline Nair took the audience back to 1995 for the Kenny Edmunds-composed Whitney Houston hit Exhale (Shoop Shoop) from the groundbreaking romantic drama Waiting To Exhale.
Brenden Ledwaba chose a relatively obscure movie song for his performance, Kate Bush’s This Woman’s Work, from the 1988 John Hughes romantic drama She’s Having A Baby.
Musa Sukwene chose Win by Brian McKnight from the 2000 drama Men of Honor.
Bunny Majaja performed the Seal hit Kiss From a Rose from the Batman Forever movie soundtrack in 1995.
For the evening’s finale Christina Williams selected Adele’s big Oscar-winning ballad from last year’s James Bond adventure, Skyfall.
Watch Idols on Sundays at 17:30 and Tuesdays at 19:30 and find out how the voting works on the Idols website at www.mnet.co.za/Idols.