09.10.2012 LONDON – Singer KhayaMthethwa became South Africa's first black contestant to win the country's version of American Idol. Although the show simply titled Idols is in its eighth season, and South Africa's population is 80 ...
29.10.2012 [BBC News] - ... bring them closer and shed light on the country's brutal past. And KhayaMthethwa on being the first black winner of Idols SA, the South African version of the international singing talent reality show 'American Idol'. Image: Outlook Presenter
11.10.2012 [Afro American] - It's taken eight seasons, but a Black singer has taken the top prize on “Idols SA,” the South African equivalent of American Idol. Durban native KhayaMthethwa was announced as this year's winner on Oct. 3 after drawing nearly 3 million votes for best
09.10.2012 [New York Times] - JOHANNESBURG — When KhayaMthethwa breathed out the last notes of Nicki Minaj's “Super Bass,” a song he had heard for the first time that same day, the judges of “Idols SA,” the South African version of “American Idol,” were blown away. Enlarge This
04.10.2012 [East Idaho News] - KhayaMthethwa, a gospel singer from Durban, according to The Washington Post, is the new winner of the wildly popular television talent show called Idols South Africa, another spin-off of the original Britain's Pop Idol. His victory is being viewed as
04.10.2012 [Times LIVE] - ... Khaya on SABC radio, with fellow Idols judge Randall Abrahams. The SABC has circulated an e-mail to SABC radio station managers banning its stations from interviewing South Africa's first black Idol, KhayaMthethwa, according to a report. Save
04.10.2012 [AllAfrica.com] - press release. Photo: IdolsSA. KhayaMthethwa. IFP Youth Brigade National Chairperson, and South Africa's youngest Member of Parliament, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP, has on behalf of the IFPYB congratulated the winner of Idols SA season 8 KhayaMthethwa.
09.10.2012 [Yahoo! Canada Music (blog)] - But that all changed this week at the series' Season 8 finale, when KhayaMthethwa, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and church music director, became first black contestant to win "Idols." Even more notably, Khaya won by a reported landslide, with
30.10.2012 [Times LIVE] - He is currently recording an album. 30/10/12. PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES. So overwhelming is the interest in Idols South Africa winner KhayaMthethwa's debut album, that some 600 songs were submitted to his record label, Universal Music.
11.10.2012 [Times LIVE] - ... KhayaMthethwa with his grandmother, Mita and father, pastor Themba Mthethwa at King Shaka International Airport in Durban Picture: TEBOGO LETSIE. KhayaMthethwa is terrified of letting down the millions of fans who voted for him in Idols South
03.10.2012 [Eyewitness News] - Go Fullscreen. 00:00. Go Fullscreen. KhayaMthethwa from Durban became the eighth South African to win South African Idols. Picture: Yip Photography. Multimedia. Previous line. Next line. KhayaMthethwa from Durban became the eighth South African to
09.10.2012 [The Grio] - KhayaMthethwa (pronounced KYE-yam-TET-wa), 25, went home with the top honors and a prize package of 1 million South African rand ($114,000 in U.S. dollars) and a recording contract with Universal Music South Africa. Mthethwa, who won over the
03.10.2012 [Stuff.co.nz] - After more than three million votes were cast this week, 25-year-old gospel singer KhayaMthethwa, emerged as the first South African Idols winner representing almost 80 per cent of the country's population. The winners of the previous seven seasons of
09.10.2012 This must be heart breaking for Melissa to read such ne… Well according to TVSA season 8 saw 9 055 342 votes and a whopping 2 987 087 final votes!! Big numbers ne… and Khaya was ranking number one every single ...
03.10.2012 For the first time ever in South African Idols history, we have ourselves a Black winner and he goes by the name of Khaya Mthetwa!! The Season 8 Idols winner had a huge following since his first audition, right through to the ...
30.07.2012 KhayaMthethwa (25) from Durban. Melissa Allison (23) from Port Elizabeth. Monde Msutwana (30) from Pretoria. Nosipho Mngomezulu (22) from Shoshanguve. Obakeng Ramaboa (26) from Munsieville. Shekhinah “Sheki” ...