Clock tick­ing for Idols SA Top 2

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment -

IDOLS SA fi­nal­ist Thami Shobede has made a stun­ning de­but on iTunes with his sin­gle Sthandwa, shoot­ing up to num­ber one mo­ments af­ter he per­formed it on the Mzansi Magic re­al­ity show this past Sun­day.

Gallo Record Com­pany will be re­leas­ing the win­ning Idol’s al­bum in dig­i­tal and phys­i­cal form shortly af­ter the fi­nals this Sun­day.

Ad­di­tional new ma­te­rial from some of the pop­u­lar con­tes­tants from Idols sea­son 12 will also be recorded. But be­fore the grand fi­nale at Car­ni­val City in Brak­pan, east of Johannesburg on Sun­day, it is a jam-packed week for the last two Idols hope­fuls stand­ing as Thami and Noma Khu­malo go for the crown.

They are criss­cross­ing SA with in­ter­views in Cape Town and meet and greet ses­sions in their home province of KwaZulu-Natal. Noma is from Pi­eter­mar­itzburg while Thami is from Mtu­batuba, near St Lucia, KZN.

Speak­ing from the set of her new mu­sic video of the sin­gle Want It To Feel Like It Did With You, Noma said she was ner­vous and anx­ious about the re­sults on Sun­day but she looked for­ward to singing a few duets with Thami that they are re­hears­ing.

“All we can do is hope and pray that the na­tion has our backs. We’ve mixed emo­tions and we’re go­ing through a lot as we pre­pare.”

Re­flect­ing on the show on Sun­day, Noma said it did not im­me­di­ately kick in that she was in the fi­nal 2.

“Thami was cry­ing when we were on stage and there I was hold­ing back my tears and think­ing ‘one of us has to be strong’ and when we got back­stage, he was okay and I started cry­ing,” she laughed. “We both want to win. At the same time we know there can only be one win­ner.” Thami said the road­show would give him time to spend with his grand­mother MaNcube, who will meet him in Dur­ban today. “It’d mean so much for me to see my grand­mother. She’s the heart of the fam­ily. I be­lieve that I got this far in my life be­cause my grand­fa­ther spoke bless­ings on me, he al­ways wished me well and in his ab­sence since he passed away, my grand­mother took that place,” said Thami. He said af­ter singing his sin­gle last Sun­day, he went back­stage and cried. “I re­alised how much I’ve been through in my life. Since I fell out of Idols last year, I ex­pe­ri­enced a lot of hurt, but I kept my head up. “I be­lieve this was pre-planned by God him­self and that go­ing back to try Idols one more time was like go­ing back to life. Even now as I shoot this video for my song Sthandwa, I can’t be­lieve it’s hap­pen­ing.” — Sowe­tan

Noma Khu­malo and Thami Shobede

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