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Meet Idols SA 2019 Top 17

The Idols SA 2019 Top 17 list is out and below is a list of the lucky hopefuls who were part of the thousands of hopefuls who auditioned to be the next Mzansi Idol for season 15. It has been a gruelling journey from mass auditions to an intense Theatre Week that included group and solo performances. Now meet the Top 17 that will perform live to impress you for your votes.

1. Andy Keys (20), from Embalenhle Secunda auditioned in Pretoria, Andy Keys wishes he had the ability to read people’s minds, I just feel like it will make life easier I will be able to know who is real with and who is also fake, then stick with those who are real to me. Andy Keys adores Somgaga’s fashion sense. He appreciates Ringo Madlingozi’s music. He has always loved his music. He also appreciates the fact that they both have one thing in common, ‘a gap in their front teeth’. He believes that what sets him apart from the other contestants is that he is shy.

Fun facts about Andy…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/andy-keys/op_profile

2. Nolo (26) Hailing from the northern township of Soshanguve auditioned in his home city, the capital of Amapiano, Tshwane. When asked who he would kiss, marry or ghost amongst the judges, he said he would marry Unathi, Kiss SomGaga (asking if he really had to) and definitely ghost Randall. He believes that his smile is the best feature he has got. He is also someone who is ready to give a helping hand. If Nolo wins, he is planning on travelling and exploring a few African countries. Now, this is being Pan African on another level! 

Fun facts about Nolo…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/nolo/op_profile

3. Luyolo (24), born in the home of the Buffalo River, King Williams Town, Cape Town. Luyulo wishes he had superpowers and have the ability to multiply objects so that I could multiply money and feed families who are struggling or living in poverty. He is Mr Brackets (bowlegged). He believes that he has got a great sense of humour. Winning the show for Luyulo would be about showing appreciation to everyone who supported him. 

Fun facts about Luyolo…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/luyolo/op_profile

4. Mmangaliso (24), When you want something as much as she does, you go the distance for it. Mmangaliso travelled more than 550km to audition in Johannesburg and she got four nods and was ready to move to the next stage of the competition. She is from Ladysmith, in Kwa Zulu-Natal. She believes that her greatest personality trait is her kindness. And if she wins the competition, she is going to take have a victory dinner with family and friends. 

Fun facts about Mmangaliso…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/mmangaliso/op_profile

5. Sizwe Hlatshwayo (27), Mpumalanga is the home of some of the Idols SA winners, Musa and Karabo. Sizwe is also from the Home of the Rising Star, in Emalahleni. He travelled to the Capital City of Mzansi for his auditions. If wishes were horses, Sizwe would be Iron Man. He is fascinated by the super hero’s ability to be 100% human, smart and still have a relatable personality.

Fun facts about Sizwe…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/sizwe/op_profile

6. Craig Jordaan (21), is from Elsies River, Epping Forest in Cape Town. He won a singing competition for Kay FM a few years ago and he had to write a song for himself. To get this far, He was given three yeses from the judges during his auditions. To get here, Craig has improved a lot. One of the judges told him that he has got everything, but he must start believing in himself.

Fun facts about Craig…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/craig/op_profile

7. Sneziey (25), Umlazi, Durban. The lady famous for her contagious laughter loves her loud laughter. She describes herself as a very warm hearted and Sneziey respects other people’s crafts. She is granny’s daughter. She wants to win this competition so she can create a better life for herself and her grandmother. Her first yes was from Randall and that was a good start for her to grab a golden ticket that was confirmed by four emphatic yeses.

Fun facts about Sneziey…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/sneziey/op_profile

8. Zia (19), Manenburg, Cape Town is a returnee. She was part of Idols Season 13, which was won by Paxton. She comes back older and wiser and ready to go all the way to the top. She has got a strong character. Three yeses is what got her back into the Idols dream. 

Fun facts about Zia…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/zia/op_profile

9.  Louise (29), the lady from Strandfontein Village, in Cape Town has done a lot of gigs in the past and this was her first-time auditioning. She is the second eldest contestant of the 2019 Idols competition. 

Fun facts about Louise…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/louise/op_profile

10. Virginia (22), She rocked up on stage with her twin sister Viggy and serenaded the judges. The guest judge, Vusi Nova told the twins that they made his day. She and her twin sister were given four emphatic yeses by the judges. This is the young lady from Stanger, Durban in Kwa Zulu-Natal. 

Fun facts about Virginia…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/virginia/op_profile

11. Viggy (22), born in Stinger, Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, twin sister to Virginia doesn’t want to be separated from her sister, and they are always dressed the same way. She got four yeses in the auditions that took place in the home of Gqom music. 

Fun facts about Viggy…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/viggy/op_profile

12. Innocentia (30), She has already swapped a chalk, leaners and classroom for a mic, the stage and a dream to be the Idols SA season 15 winner. She is from Khuma, Stilfontein in the North West province. 

Fun facts about Innocentia… https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/innocentia/op_profile

13. Nqobile (21), Idols’ queen of comebacks is from Kwamashu, in Durban. She collapsed on stage during the season 12 auditions. Untathi remembered her immediately and commended her for her bravery to come back on stage, calling her ‘an inspiration’. She lives up to her name such means, a Victor, and she has overcome her fears. 

Fun facts about Nqobile… https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/nqobile/op_profile

14.  Xola (21), from Cape Town, West Cape got four yeses to kick start his Idols journey. He is one of the few people to be affirmed by Randell. He told him that he can win season 15. Now, that is a serious confidence boaster!

Fun facts about Xola…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/xola/op_profile

15. Treasure (23), to get this far in this competition, she was validated by four yeses. Treasure even got advise from the guest judge Vusi Nova who felt compelled to give tips on keeping the voice fresh.This is an individual who believes that they have the craziest sense of humour.

Fun facts about Treasure…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/treasure/op_profile

16. Micayla Lee (18), the teen from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape the youngest contestant for season 15. She is one of the Pop Up Auditions golden ticket winners. She has been consistent, and the judges have been happy with her through the audition stages.

Fun facts about Micayla…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/micayla/op_profile

17. Dinky (22), she is a returnee to the competition. She has a lot of experience in music. The vocalist from a working band travelled to the capital city, Pretoria from Ennerdale, Joburg to give it try one more time. That is what we call determination! 

Fun facts about Dinky…https://mzansimagic.dstv.com/show/idols/idols/dinky/op_profile

The much-anticipated Idols Season 15 live shows has begun! This year, we are embarking on an exciting new set-up for live show attendance. This means that complimentary tickets can no longer be issued. The live shows are still open to public and tickets are available for sale at Webtickets. We thank you for your support through the years, and look forward to sharing many exhilarating high notes with you during Idols Season 15!

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