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Berenike Trytsman crowned Idols SA season 17 winner

Berry is the Idols SA season 17 winner!

The 31-year-old from Cape Town in Western Cape was a second-time entrant. She auditioned eleven years ago and didn’t make it.

Berenike Trytsman was crowned this year’s winner on Sunday, 21 November and walks away with R300 000,00 cash in an Old Mutual Money, R250 000 cash, Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 on Vodacom Red VIP 100GB Plan, Renault Kiger Intens, valued at over R269 000, R100 000 in cash from Darling and R100 000 in fashion from Truworths.

She also received a Bachelor of Business Administration bursary valued at over R260 000 from Regenesys Business School, R85 000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha, and R350 000 cash from Mzansi Magic.Berenike Trytsman1

The finale was filled with great performances from the likes of Musa Keys, Oskido, Mafikizolo, Busta 929, Nobantu Vilakazi and more.

Karabo and Berry opened up the stage with a cover from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, A Million Dreams. The top 10 made an appearance too and performed with the top 2.

Busta 929 and Mzu M were the first Mzansi stars to take the stage and they performed their hit single, Mapula. Mafikizolo, who are celebrating 26 years together this yet sang their new single, Mamezala. Musa Keys and Nobantu Vilakazi sang their hit Vula Mlomo.
The top 10 then took the stage and sang Prince Kaybee’s hit single, Banomoya featuring Busiswa. Season 16 winner, Zama sang her single, Isithunzi.

And Oskido together with season 16 top 10 contestants, Ndoni and Meez performed their new single titled Emakhaya. Karabo and the Mzansi Gay Choir sang Tina Turner’s River Deep Mountain High. And Berry sang Lady Gaga’s Edge of Glory with the Mzansi Gay Choir.

The top 2 shared their last performance with John Legend’s Never Break before the winner was announced.

The host of Nigerian Idols, IK Osakioduwa also made an appearance to call for auditions for Nigerian Idols season 7.


Kaya FM drive time host Sizwe Dhlomo has all but denied a City Press news report claiming Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi’s axing stemmed from an incident between the station’s two stars.Unathi-Nkayi-and-Sizwe-Dhlomo According to the publication, both Dhlomo and Nkayi were involved in a heated argument just weeks before her axing. Nkayi laid a complaint with HR against her colleague, accusing him ofLearn more

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