We’re just six weeks away from finding out who wins the twelth season of ‘Idols SA 2016’, but tonight, the remaining contestants performed for top 7 — Valentine Mathe was sent home during show tonight (October 9).
Idols SA 2016 is getting down to the wire! In the October 2 episode, the Top 9 give it their best shot as they perform for judges Randall Abrahams, Gareth Cliff, Unathi Msengana, and Somizi Mhlongo  — see below who made the Top 8!

Nomalungelo Noxolo Khumalo (22)
Noma is a student teacher from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal who lives with her parents and younger brother and hopes to land a recording deal. In the meantime, she looks forward to completing her Bachelor of Education at Unisa. #IdolsNoma

Nosihe Zama Zulu (28)
Nosihe quit her data capturing job to pursue music. Now studying music at the University of Durban at the Howard Campus, she lives alone in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, and hopes Idols will catapult her future music career. “I plan to continue making and writing music and eventually release an album – and just be amazing”, she says. #IdolsNosihe

Thami Shobede (28)
Thami is from Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal lives on his own and is a full time musician, actor and presenter. He will continue with his entertainment industry career regardless of the outcome of his Idols journey.

Tebogo Louw (24)
Tebogo is from Stellenbosch and lives with his mother and sister. He is a full time musician and hopes that he will land a recording deal from his experience on Idols. #IdolsTebogo

Tersius “Terra” Cox (28)
Terra hails from Eden Park, Alberton in Gauteng and is a part-time singer and songwriter. He lives with his older sister, aunt and her two sons. He hopes that Idols will give his career a boost so that he can become a major player in the music industry. He is currently a singer at Katzy’s Grillhouse in Rosebank, Johannesburg.#IdolsTerraCox

Bevin Samuels (19)
Bevin is from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. The youngest of all the contestants, he has taken a gap year to pursue his music career.
He is also the baby of his family and lives with his parents and two older brothers and a sister. “I plan to be a full time musician and with the platform that Idols has given me, I will hopefully be able to take it far and get my name out there”.

Keegan Martin (23)
Keegan is from Gauteng and left his job as a senior consultant at an insurance company to give Idols a try. He lives with his parents and younger sister and plans to be involved in charity work while pursuing his music career.

Lucia Jakeni (26)
Lucia is currently unemployed and plans to go back to school after Idols to study music and social services. Born in Everton North, Vereeniging, she lives with her dad, younger brother and two sons. #IdolsLuke