Who will take Idols crown?

Thato and Yanga posses dif­fer­ent gifts to make for an in­trigu­ing con­test

Sunday World - - Front Page - By Boi­tumelo Kgob­otlo kgob­ot­[email protected]­day­world.co.za

Yanga So­betwa and Thato Makape will bat­tle it out in the grand fi­nale of the coun­try’s top singing tal­ent show Idols.

Who will be the ul­ti­mate Idol tonight? Former win­ners, Pax­ton Fielies from sea­son 13 and Karabo Mo­gane from sea­son 11 gave their take on who may walk away with the cov­eted crown.

Pax­ton on Thato :

● He is a great per­former

“He com­mands peo­ple to pay at­ten­tion when he is on stage, and that at­ten­tion might have gained him a lot of votes.”

● A great dancer “It is ap­proach­ing De­cem­ber time and peo­ple are in the mood to dance, he has shown peo­ple un­known moves and he has made his mark.”

● Pas­sion for mu­sic

“Thato has grown a lot in mu­sic and whether he gets crowned or not, he has proved him­self and might get into the mu­sic in­dus­try if he keeps the same en­ergy.”

Pax­ton on Yanga :

● Strong vo­cal­ist

“Yanga has a good and deep voice. It re­lates to the mood of ev­ery song she chooses.”

● Stuck to African sounds

“She is not just a great vo­cal­ist, she loves South African mu­sic and her voice comes out bet­ter.”

● Good at­ti­tude “I’ve met her some time ago and she is a sweet per­son, very hum­ble. This will make her con­nect bet­ter with her fans. But she doesn’t take this to stage, she re­lates to the song and en­sures that the mes­sage gets de­liv­ered.”

Karabo on Thato :

● Un­der­stands him­self

“He has shown that he is ready for what­ever the re­sults might be tonight. He has shown that he is not only com­pet­ing for the Idols prize but be­yond the com­pe­ti­tion. His en­ergy will land him there.”

● Great song choice

“Un­like no other in the com­pe­ti­tion, he has al­ways had a dif­fer­ent song choice. Although they had themes he would choose a song that had a bit of him in it, we re­alised that he al­ways wanted to dance.”

● Unique per­son­al­ity

“He never tried to be some­one he is not, stay­ing true to him­self grabbed a lot of at­ten­tion and that kept him in the con­test.”

Karabo on Yanga :

● Raw di­a­mond

“She has such a great voice! She gives me goose­bumps ev­ery­time she sings, like she’s anointed and she was born to sing.”

● Has a heal­ing voice

“She sings to heal our hearts from pain. She is not a very good per­former but she cap­tures hearts.”

● Young en­ergy

“It is not about her be­ing the youngest in the com­pe­ti­tion, I be­lieve she would have still nailed it even at 50.”

■ Catch the Idols fi­nale on Mzansi Magic at 5pm to­day.

/Masi Losi

‘Idols 2017’ win­ner Pax­ton Fielies feels Yanga is a strong vo­cal­ist while Thato is a per­former, fac­tors paving the way for a solid fi­nale this evening.

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