TJO At Shekhinah’s Idols Exit!
*pretends reality shows aren’t rigged*
OMG Guys, how shocking was that exit? Actually that whole elimination show phucked with my mind nje from the start… They split the Top 6 into 3, Khaya stood with Simphiwe, Melissa with Tshidi and Shekhinah with Monde.
I was sure they were gonna choose 1 from each pair to be in the bottom 3, but it was not to be.
Rewind to Sunday…
We watched the Top 6 perform showstoppers, Monde did Usher’s Scream… I know Usher’s songs people, I buy all his albums but I don’t know this song shem and even though Monde’s performance was solid given the dancing, I’m still trying to figure out which part of the song was the show stopper…
Melissa performed Rihanna’s Where Have You Been… I loved how she was dressed and the choreography, it is actually what fooled everyone into thinking she did a great job. Melissa has a beautiful voice but it needs a lot of work, she would benefit a lot from voice training, learning how to control it and there’s just so much that she can do with it that she isn’t doing now. I don’t see her winning.
Not that you should trust what I “see”because I totally saw Simphiwe leaving the show this week, thanks to his slaughter of Chris Brown’s Turn Up The Music. The shock and surprise, when I heard he would be doing that song… my word! Like I wondered how he could be so bold to do that song when even Chris Brown struggled to do it live and oh boy, was his performance messy! After Simphiwe’s performance I decided I was going to attend the elimination show so I could say goodbye to him personally, seeing I had been TeamSimphiwe in recent weeks. Then he was announced to be safe. TJO.
And TJO was all I could say when Shekhinah was booted out of the TOP 6. I was not shocked because I thought she deserved to win, I actually thought she was a little too one dimensional and sounded the same week after week, but I was shocked that she got booted out when the likes of Melissa are still there. She also sang her heart out for the judges to save her and what a shock it was to hear that they had decided not to use their one and only vote of the season. The judges can’t use this vote from Top 4 onwards so I’d say it’s pretty obvious that no one’s going home next week. It will be their only chance to save someone.
Back to Shekhinah, shem, she’s only 17 so there’ll be lots of opportunities for her to make something of her career. She can’t come back to IDOLS though because the rules don’t allow anyone in the Top 10 to come back. She mentioned that her focus now was to go back to school so she can catch up with her studies and complete her matric.
The two top favourites Tshidi and Khaya are having it easy and I suspect they will fight it out in the final. Honestly, no one deserves to be in the final 2 more than them but then again, this is IDOLS, nothing is about what you deserve.
Tshidi did justice to Beyonce’s Crazy In Love and Khaya was more than impressive when he performed Keri Hilson’s Knock You Down.
This week, the Top 5 will perform 2 songs each from Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time list and their mentor will be Zolani from Freshlyground.