South African substitute teacher and singer; Noma Khumalo was crowned the winner of South African’ Idols on Sunday night making her the first black/female winner in seven seasons and beating her nearest rival by 50,000 votes. In a tight race against other contestants, the beautiful curvy queen was announced the ultimate Idol after a record vote that saw over 83 million votes cast throughout the season.
Before she was announced winner, Noma and the first runner up; Thami Shobede treated the audience to their last performances as contestants on the stage. Noma was sensational as she covered Mariah Carey’s Without You while Thami performed Stevie Wonder’s Signed Sealed Delivered, both accompanied by the reigning winners of Clash of The Choirs.
After Noma was announced the winner, she treated viewers and audiences to her single; Want It to Fell Like It Did with You, as confetti rained down on her. Noma admitted she didn’t this she would make it that far in an interview with eNCA;
“The country I suppose, with the season having already played for so long have already sort of made up their minds of who they going to be backing for the duration of the season. So a part of me, every week the country has sort of shown me we want you here, so I never really thought I’d make it this far, but the country again keep surprising me, and it’s such an honour to be here, thank you,” the Idols 2016 Winner said in an interview with eNCA.
She also went on Instagram to express her excitement and that everyone that voted for her;
“To everyone who has been supporting me on this Journey, I want to honour you guys for supporting me. The victory is OURS!!! God Bless you all?”
Click HERE to watch her talk about how winning the title is going to inspire women who have lost hope in their dreams and her future plans.
Follow Noma on Instagram @nomz.xolo
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