Sadly Phaksy from Durban was the contestant who got booted off the Idols stage last night. He took on R&B star Loyiso Bala’s I Want You, which is such a pity. He clearly likes the genre and with Loyiso being the guest judge for this week’s show, Phaksy has just missed out. Alas, that’s the way of cookie crumbles. This week’s theme is of course R&B and here is what the contestants will be singing:
Crushanda Forbes: Whitney Houston’s “I Learned From The Best”
Good song choice. If anyone can pull it off, it’ll be Crushanda. She should be owning the stage this week. Let’s see.
Dave van Vuuren: the Marvin Gaye classic, “Sexual Healing”
With his very emotional stage presence, this one could get interesting. He’s pushing the boundaries with this song and it almost seems a little out of his vocal range. I’m interested to see what he does with this one.
Dené Vorster: “Voice Within” from Christina Aguilera
The judges have told Dene in previous weeks that she sings the song in question well, but she lacks the emotional maturity to really get it. I think she’ll offer a good vocal on this one and I think she might surprise us all with how she interprets the track.
Erin Fourie: Beyoncé’s “Halo”
Oy vey, that’s all I’m going to say!
Freddie Van’Dango: “Rehab”, by the late Amy Winehouse
Perfect song choice for Freddie! Let’s see how he channels his inner late Amy Winehouse.
Kelly Fortuin: Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”
She’ll do this well I feel. She keeps surprising us.
Mark Haze: “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
This one is a crowd pleaser and so I think he’ll get lots of votes. Having said that, and I stand to be corrected but Lloyd did this song last. It’s old, a bit stale. It’s a safe song choice.
Lefa Pike: John Legend’s “Ordinary People”
BOOM! I have big expectations for Lefa this week. I love me some John Legend and if he brings out his emotional, softer side, he will win many a vote in this round. Picture Lefa sitting on a chair, nothing other than him, Johan Laas on the piano a good vocal. Let’s hope he does it well!