Sindi Nene’s choices:
Jennifer Hudson- “One Night Only”
Beyoncé- “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
JVB: I think she’ll do the JHud song really well. Her voice, her range is in line with this song. It will also give her an opportunity to belt it out. The Beyoncé song is going to be interesting. If she can pull off some slick choreography, while focusing on the actual singing, she could do well. I’m not so sure though.
Adeline Mocke’s choices:
Luther Vandross- “Dance With My Father”
Shakira- “Give It Up To Me”
JVB: She will be dedicating the Luther Vandross song and her performance to her dad. I think she’ll pull this one off well. Shakira? While she’s contemporary and one of the biggest names in the biz, I just don’t think this is the right song to go with. I’m interested to see how she does it (expecting a bit of sexy choreography and I reckon the stylists will work this into her look this week too).
Boki Ntsime’s choices:
Michael Bolten’s cover of the Percy Sledge classic, “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Justin Timberlake- “My Love”
JVB- Brilliant choices. He’s bound to make a few women around the country go weak at the knees with these two songs. He has quite a low range and yet both songs are quite high. Is Boki testing/pushing himself here? With the JT song there surely will be some dancing involved. I hope so; cause it’ll reveal more of his performance side and that is an important attribute for a musician going forward.
Elvis Blue’s choices:
Simon & Garfunkel- “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”
Kanye West- “Golddigger”
JVB: First song? Great choice. He’ll rock this one and like Boki he’ll make many weak at the knees. As for the second song? Well, I’m expecting him to change the arrangement a bit because I just don’t see Elvis rapping like Kanye. I’m all for him trying new things, but rapping isn’t one of them. Let’s see what he does with this one. There’s also a method behind his madness with this song choice. Watch this video to find out what it is.
Lloyd Cele choices:
Owl City- “Fireflies”
JVB: When the Fireflies song came out last year I like it, but the more the radio stations played it, the more I got over it. Quickly. Having said that, I like Lloyd. He’ll do it well, no doubt! Usher OMG is a good choice too, but will there be some dancing involved with this performance? Well we haven’t really seen him to something like this yet, so I’m curious!
Pieter West’s choices:
Bruce Springsteen- “Dancing In The Dark”
Joe Cocker- “You Can Leave Your Hat On”!
JVB: Randall has been, in a sense, begging Pieter let go; show more of his personality in his performances in recent weeks. This is the perfect opportunity for him. Two not so current songs, but Dancing In The Dark is a classic and he really can let go and rock out with this one. The Joe Cocker song suits his voice too, so let’s see how he gets on. If he stuffs this one up, he really must leave!