‘Go shine your light’ — Tweeps show Mpilwenhle love as she exits ‘Idols SA’

07 November 2022 - 12:15
By Constance Gaanakgomo
Mpilwenhle Mokopu was eliminated from 'Idols SA' season 18 on Sunday night.
Image: Veli Nhlapo Mpilwenhle Mokopu was eliminated from 'Idols SA' season 18 on Sunday night.

Sunday marked the end of the road for Idols SA season 18 contestant Mpilwenhle Mokopu, and tweeps are in shock the talented singer is out of the running. 

Twitter was abuzz with people vying for her to grab the number one spot, showering her with love and encouragement, and most believe this is not the end of the road for the singer. 

“The way Mpilo was so stress-free about her eviction, she literally knows her future is already secure. A banger single, JR ready to sign her and I’m sure a lot more waiting for her,” tweeted one.

“This is Mpilo. She has a smooth voice. She is talented. A beautiful melody of a person. I can’t wait to see more of her. Mpilwenhle is her name. Show her some love, ” said one tweep.

Before being eliminated Mpilo performed her funky, amapiano-inspired love jam Ngiyazifela, which producer Oskido described as “something different and fresh”.

All three judges were impressed, with Thembi Seete saying: “We all know you can sing, but what blew me away was the choreography, attitude and confidence on stage. You are on another level. What a beautiful song.”

The previously eliminated top 7 contestants — CeeJay, Kabelo, Lerato, Noxolo, Tesmin-Robyn, Ty Loner, and Zee — performed the Q-Mark, TpZee, Afriikan Papi and Cloud9ne hit Paris. Season 16 top 5 contestant Ndoni also took to the stage, performing Angfuni Omunye.

The top 2 sang for viewer votes for the last time, starting with Thapelo’s take on Hugh Masekela’s Thanayi, before he later performed his song of the season, The Beatles’ Let It Be.

Nozi took on Mango Groove’s Moments Away, before later performing her song of the season, Jennifer Hudson’s Giving Myself.

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