Whether it was Mariah Carey’s Without You or maybe it was hitting those high Jennifer Hudson notes while singing A Change is Gonna Come – Meet Zama Khumalo won over South Africans to win Idols SA season 16!
Meet Zama Khumalo
Khumalo cried tears of joy as Proverb announced that she had sang her way to becoming the winner of the competition.
Idols winner Zama drives off in new set of wheels
After weeks of performing on stage and 180 million votes cast this season, the 19-year-old was crowned the best singer.
She thanked South Africans for voting her.
Khumalo doesn’t just win the title of best singer but she walks away with R1 million.
a recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee, R150,000 worth of the latest Samsung products.
the new Toyota Starlet 1.4, R100,000 worth of fashion from Truworths.
a Kymco Xciting 400 scooter worth R120,000 and R80,000 worth of musical instruments from Yamaha.
Zama Khumalo’s gap year after matric last year has helped her win this year’s Idols SA.
The 19-year-old Emalahleni-born singer snatched the crown from crooner Lungisani “Mr Music” Mthethwa from Richards Bay on Sunday night.
The show finale received over 29 million votes.
“I’m really blessed, thank you very much South Africa,” said a teary-eyed Zama.
before performing her new single Ndizobizwa to close season 16 of the reality music show.
“[My] single speaks about how all my peers have been called and I’m the only one left behind – but God’s timing is the right time.
It’s relevant in my life because this year with Idols, I got my calling,” Zama told Sowetan two weeks ago.
The top 10 contestants ZanoThando, Succedor, Mr Music, Zama, Ntokozo, Bongi, Jooma and Ndoni reunited on stage
during the grand finale for a spectacular rendition of Paloma Faith’s Warrior.
People have reacted with happiness and excitement on social media: