If Musa Mashiane has any hope of replicating his namesake's success on last year's season of SA Idols, his performance last night won't have helped his cause. Musa Sukwene, winner of Idols Season 9, was characterized by performances of consistently high quality, managing to trend every week and charm audiences and judges alike. This year's Musa is having a tougher time of it, and on last night's 'Showstoppers' themed episode, he failed to come to the races.
27 year old Musa chose Jamiroquai's hit, Love Foolosophy as his showstopper theme and I have to say, I wasn't impressed by his performance. I'm not the only one either; social networks are currently having a field day, jumping to criticize his lacklustre performance.
Oh My Word!!! What is Musa doing? I would not pay to watch him live #IdolsSA— Lance Angelo Soldaat (@LanceSoldaat) October 19, 2014
The night was kicked off rather strangely, as we kicked proceedings off by saying goodbye to Demi Lee; the rest of the top 6 would then perform to win our votes.
We saw Vincent Bones fail to impress for the first time so far in his Idols tenure. The KZN based singer attempted to take on one of the biggest local hits of the year, Beatenberg's Pluto and it's safe to say it just didn't work out for him. Even 5FM's Poppy Ntshongwana was left unimpressed.
It wasn't all doom and gloom for the Idols top 6, however. Cape Townian, London Louw, did his city extremely proud as he turned around his fortunes with an impressive take on Ariana Grande's smash hit, Problem. I'd be disappointed in myself if I didn't throw in some sort of "He's got no problems after last night's performance" joke.
Lize Mynhardt and Kyle Deutschman had steady, if unspectacular performances, but the star of the show was, without a doubt, 24 year old Bongi Silinda. Bongi performed a rendition of Mafikizolo's Happiness and absolutely stole the show, earning herself plaudits from judges and fans alike. She's still trending on Twitter this morning, as testament to what was a great performance. You can watch it yourself below:
Who do you think stood out last night and who are you expecting to go home this week? My money is on Musa, who I don't think has done enough to earn a spot in the top 5. Besides, lightning never strikes twice and having two Musas winning Idols would be bizarre!