Karabo Wins the Biggest Season of Idols SA to Date

Karabo Wins the Biggest Season of Idols SA to Date

24-year-old Karabo Mogane from Mbombela is South Africa’s new Idol. The former Stellenbosch student with the soothing voice secured the lion’s share of the more than 16 million votes cast for him and runner-up Mmatema Moremi (23) from Limpopo during the past week. 

Not only did the Top 2 smash all previous weekly voting records; this season also made Idols SA history with an astonishing grand total of 78.8 million votes, surpassing last season’s previous record of 24.3 million.

The Final was action packed for the duration of the two hour spectacular. Karabo had an opportunity to sing with Judith Sephuma while Mmatema took on the stage with MiCasa.

The performances of the evening came from Idol’s judge Somizi, with his dance version of Black Coffee’s We Dance Again and MiCasa performed his song Chocolate. The top 10 also made an appearance performing Freedom by Pharrell Williams and Fight Song by Rachell Platten.

After the winner’s announcement, Karabo performed his debut single Ding Dong! The single is available for download and is already charting on the South African iTunes chart.

And for the first time ever, the new Idols winner’s album will also be available within two weeks of the final, in time to land up in Christmas stockings across the country.

Karabo walks off with an assortment of prizes that include a recording contract from Universal Music South Africa. SHURE has sponsored equipment to the value of R135 000, including a ULX-D dual wireless digital system, with 2 Shure Beta58 microphones and a PSM900 in-ear monitor system.

Shure microphones are used by many artists and presenters and their legendary performance is proven time and time again.  All contestants on Idols SA Season 11 used SHURE as the preferred choice of microphone.