Yanga Crowned Idols South Africa Cham­pion

People (South Africa) - - Reality Bites -

RE­CENTLY Idols South Africa crowned 17-year-old Yanga So­betwa as its 14th win­ner, mak­ing her the show’s youngest singer so far. Yanga, who be­comes the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive teenage girl from the West­ern Cape to win the ti­tle af­ter Pax­ton Fielies won last year, wowed the judges and fans with her flaw­less de­liv­ery, orig­i­nal­ity and cre­ativ­ity, ul­ti­mately scor­ing more votes than run­ner-up Thato Makape. The star won over R1.5-mil­lion in prizes which in­cludes R1-mil­lion in cash, a Huawei MateBook, a router and data from Telkom, a Ford Fi­esta Ti­ta­nium 1lite EcoBoost, R100 000 worth of fash­ion from Tru­worths, R80 000 worth of mu­si­cal equip­ment and a record deal from Gallo Record Com­pany. The show con­tin­ues to be a rat­ings win­ner for Mzansi Magic with a sea­son record of 142-mil­lion votes, sur­pass­ing the tar­geted 100-mil­lion that Proverb had set in the be­gin­ning. In fact, this has be­came one of the most suc­cess­ful sea­sons to date, so it should come as no sur­prise that the pro­gramme has been re­newed for a 15th sea­son, planned for 2019. Au­di­tions start in Pre­to­ria on Jan­uary 26, be­fore head­ing to Dur­ban on Fe­bru­ary 9, Jo­han­nes­burg on Fe­bru­ary 16 and Cape Town on March 2.

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