Nandipha Pantsi
1 minute read
2 Oct 2014
2:51 pm

Safe song choices by most Idols SA contestants

Nandipha Pantsi

After one contestant is eliminated on Sunday, the Idols SA top eight will take part in the Idols SA 20 Years Of Democracy special episode.

Each of the contestants will perform songs that were hits in 1994, when South Africa celebrated it’s first democratic election.

Former backing singer Bongi Silinda will be singing Toni Braxton’s Breathe Again, a song which she believes is perfect for her.

“I love old soul and R&B,” she says.

“I think I have an advantage in the competition because I have the ability to reach the high and low notes that R&B needs.”

While this song is fitting for Silinda, it could be considered too safe for the judges.

At this stage of the competition,the Idols viewers and the judges are looking for outstanding performances.

This song might not allow Silinda to make her the most of her capabilities as a singer and a performer.

Her biggest competition (as a R&B and soul singer), London Louw. has a more challenging song to perform.

Louw will be taking on Zombie by The Cranberries.

The piece is very much out of Louw’s comfort zone, so he has a great opportunity to demonstrate his versatility.

His challenge will be making it his own instead of trying to imitate The Cranberries.

Vincent Bones is another contestant with a bad song choice this week.

The worship leader from Pietermaritzburg will attempt to serenade the audience with Tevin Campbell’s Can We Talk.

This is a bad choice for Bones because if you’ve been watching Idols, you already have an idea of how he is going to sing it.

Contestants like Silinda and Bones have been crowd favorites right from the beginning of the competition so it’s unlikely they will voted out any time soon.

They should take advantage of this by taking big risks on stage.