- Sensational and unmistakable sounds transformed day two of “Icons SA” tryouts on Sunday.
- Day two of “Symbols SA” season 17 tryouts saw 31 hopefuls secure that exceptionally significant brilliant ticket, sending them directly to Theater Week.
Judges Randall Abrahams, Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung, and Unathi Nkayi were joined multi-grant winning gospel star Ntokozo Mbambo as the current week’s visitor judge. The principal brilliant ticket victor was 16-year-old Zukisa from Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, who felt he had something uncommon to bringing to the table the world through melody.
After his version of Ami Faku’s “Ubuhle Bakho,” Unathi remarked: “Your voice is rich, your reach is wide, your conveyance is genuine, what else should I want?”An overpowered Zukisa accumulated enough votes to get a brilliant ticket with the expectation of continuing in the strides of other adolescent symbols like Paxton, Yanga, and Zama.
Another stand-apart tryout of the day that left the adjudicators grinning was Mamare, 21, from Polokwane. Her distinct voice and looks pleased the adjudicators enough to send her off with a brilliant ticket on what is set to be a fascinating excursion. At the same time, Lindokuhle Choosi’s affection for native instruments and melody dumbfounded Unathi and Somizi.
They are joined by Phelokazi, 24, from East London, Mihlali, 24, from Gqeberha, Keletso, 18, from Polokwane and Nwabisa, 22 Gqeberha, whose version of Thandiswa Mazwai’s hit tune “Nizalwa Ngobani” procured her a spot in Theater Week.
“As judges, we were charmingly astounded at the unmistakable voices that came through on day two.
“There has consistently been the conviction that we are searching for a specific look and sound for ‘Icons SA.’ However, the voices that sparkled today demonstrate that the Idols factor is an option that could be more profound than that – somebody can bear an outing in the group,” says Unathi.
Tragically, for a few, their tryouts didn’t procure them enough votes to progress to Theater Week. The principal ineffective tryout of the day was Wandile Jacobs, a 17-year-old social extremist from Upington in the Northern Cape.
Wandile, whose development #DoYourPart assembles youthful craftsmen against sex-based brutality, discovered in the wake of attempting to dazzle the appointed authorities that his tryout was feeling the loss of the “Symbols factor.”
Despite Somizi cherishing his character enough to give him a “whooo them,” his fantasy of “Symbols SA” fame kicked the bucket a speedy demise because of the adjudicators, and he left inclination to some degree less sure. His splitting shot: “There is consistently a later opportunity, yet it’s anything but guaranteed.”