Idols twins spark rule revamp

Idols Season 15 twins Virginia and Viggy Qwabe each bring a different energy and sound to the singing contest.
Idols Season 15 twins Virginia and Viggy Qwabe each bring a different energy and sound to the singing contest.

The unbreakable bond between the Idols SA Season 15 twin sisters changed the rules of the show as they announced a top 17 for the first time in the shows's history last week.

And unlike in previous years, there are only six males in the competition.

The competitive Qwabe twins, 21, from King Shaka's hometown of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal, auditioned together for their golden tickets and made it clear that they were not rivals.

Their solo performances magnified their different energies and music sounds.

Virginia performed a heartfelt version of Zahara's Lengoma. But her sister Viggy was a powerhouse when she performed and nailed Noma Ngumama by Nathi.

Should she maintain this energy and intensity she could easily win the title.

The twins will be performing for the "Trending Theme" this week.

Viggy will be live on stage, adding her own taste and sound to Zahara's Mgodi, while Virginia performs Themba by Kelly Khumalo.

Meanwhile, the soulful Seodisha brothers from Soshanguve, Nolo and Thoriso, were separated.

Although it was a bittersweet victory for Nolo, he is willing to continue the fight to be the next Idol as he performs Talk by Khalid this evening.

Innocentia Sibi, a primary school teacher from Stilfontein in North West, who suffers from albinism, could not hold back the tears when the judges gave her the thumbs up.

After nailing the classic Brenda Fassie song, Life Is Going On, she plans to win the hearts of South Africans with the track Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara.

Comeback kid Dinky Swartz, previously known as Kunene from last year's competition, was much more confident than in the previous season, bringing her A-game.

Tonight she performs Daniel Caesar's Get To You.

- Catch Idols on Mzansi Magic at 5.30pm on Sunday.

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