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By unknown | Apr 14, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

After a sizzling performance on Sunday, Thembi Nkosi was eliminated last night in the Idols competition.

Nkosi, 19, performed well on Sunday night at the Mosaiek Theatre in Fairlands and as usual got a standing ovation. Nonetheless, it was not good enough to earn her votes.

The wannabe Idol could not believe it yesterday when she was told that it was end of the road. Since the competition started, Nkosi has been the best performer. She was very unlucky to go home with three weeks to go.

On Sunday, the Top 5 contestants were paired with a radio station which chose a song on their behalf.

Nkosi was paired with Jacaranda 94.2 and they chose Brenda Fassie's Weekend Special.

Idols judge Dave Thompson said: "The performance perfectly demonstrated your all-round ability - the singing, dancing and smiling."

Randall Abrahams said : "You don't even need to come back for the second performance. You could get enough votes with this one."

For the second song Nkosi chose No One, a hit song by Alicia Keys. Thompson said: "I thought it was a very nice contrast to her first song."

"Fantastic. You must sing some more songs next week," said Abrahams.

Despite predictions from the country's top radio stations and judges that Lendel Moonsamy would go home, Nkosi was let down by the people. Like previous Idols competitions, black people could not go further because they don't get enough votes.


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