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Shocking twist at Idols SA: Ratings and numbers increase despite Somizi being fired

The powers that be at IdolsSA seem to have cooked up a winning formula as the shows’ numbers seem to have been effective as the show’s numbers have taken a boost compared to last month when they hit an all-time low.

Recent statistics have shown that the live shows have seen a gradual increase in ratings with the September peak period pulling in over 709k viewers. This is an improvement from the August numbers of 693 000.

Though previously there was a strong belief that Somizi Mhlongo’s exit from the show had an effect on ratings. The current trend has proved otherwise and indicates what happens every season whereby ratings spike during the live shows.

Entertainment reporter Phil Mphela gave an analysis of current IdolsSA ratings and numbers.

Idols Season 17 is nearing the final stage. It was a sad day for Sia Mzizi who was eliminated.

Berry kicked off the episode with a powerful performance of Amanda Black’s Power, making South African women proud. She sang Katy Perry’s Dark Horse for the second round.

Kevin followed with another great performance of Ubomi Abumanga by Sun-El Musician and Msaki. He then came back with Bon Jovi’s It’s My Life.

Nqobie sang Zonke Dikana’s Feelings and got a nod from the Zonke herself. She followed it up with Pink’s Please Don’t Leave Me.S’22Kile sang Ntyilo Ntyilo by Master KG featuring Rethabile Khumalo and proved to herself why she made Top 6. She then delivered a sassy version of Adele’s Send My Love.

Karabo Mathe had another great week with Mafikizolo’s Ngeke Balunge. And she surprised people by adding some vernac to her rendition of Pink’s Perfect.

Daylin Sass closed the show with Lira’s Something Inside So Strong and showed off his voice with a sexy delivery of Zayn Malik’s Pillow talk.

The introduction of guest judges might also have worked to boost IdolsSA ratings and numbers as the producers have been pulling in fan favorites.

In other news – Former Uzalo actor TK Dlamini (Mastermind’s) weight gain shocks the internet (PHOTO)

He may be gone from Mzansi’s most-watched show, but he’s still hard to forget. Uzalo’s much loved criminal, Mastermind, or real name TK Dlamini is making waves on social media after pictures of his weight gain shocked many of his fans.

TK Dlamini

He was spotted clubbing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town this past weekend with some of Mzansi’s biggest names, DJ Tira and Focalistic. Learn More

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