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Yiba through to the final

King William's Town’s Luyolo Yiba (24) has made it to the top two of Idols South Africa, season 15. Fresh from New York, Yiba gave outstanding performances, from his first to the last song.

He performed his new single, Sunshine Through the Rain, and judge Unathi Nkayi felt that he mirrored his journey in the song, while Somizi Mhlongo said that it was proof enough he would be in the finale. Judge Randall Abrahams admired the way he draws people in with his singing and added that he has a big chance at winning the competition.

He later performed Brian Temba's Zanele, which he performed during Theatre week and Sjava's Abangani, which he performed during his top eight performance. Both his performances kept the audience at their feet as they cheered him on.

Eastern Cape Premier, Lubabalo Mabuyane has pleaded with the province to support one of their own and vote for Yiba.

Voting lines will close on Thursday and the night of fate will be held at Carnival City Gauteng. Idols airs on DSTV channel 161, Sundays at 17h00.


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