Luyolo Yiba was named the winner of the 15th season of Idols going up against KwaZulu-Natal’s Sneziey Msomi, the runner-up.
Yiba walks away with a recording deal from Gallo Records, and also becomes an instant millionaire, with R1 MILLION in cash and a Ford Fiesta, among other prizes from our sponsors, Telkom, Ford, Old Mutual, Truworths and Yamaha.
The Idols finale was a spectacular affair that saw all the stops pulled out to showcase this year’s talent and the exceptional star quality of 2019’s Top 2 in particular. Sneziey and Luyolo’s performances reminded us, once again, why they made it this far, with Yiba doing justice to John Legend’s ‘Green Light’ once again, accompanied by the Mzansi Gay Choir, while Msomi performed Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse’s, ‘Burnout’ with applomb.
The two also performed a duet, ‘You are the Reason ‘by Leona Lewis and Calum Scott. Yiba and Msomi were also re-united with some of our earlier contestants and together they delivered a powerful message of unity in SA as they performed John Legend’s Preach.
For Yiba, who’s encore for the Idols Season 15 finale was his debut single, ‘Sunshine Through the Rain’, this is the start of a brave new journey as Season 16’s VICTOR.