Idols SA 2015 top 8 revealed

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Mmatema Moremi (23) from Limpopo – Image Credit: Dstv

Here are the Eighties songs that the contestants are rehearsing this week, in alphabetical order: ? 

Amanda Antony (22) from Port Elizabeth went with a local hit, the 1980 anthem “Paradise Road”, by Joy.

?Dineo Moseki (21) from Vryburg picked the Bryan Adams ballad  “Heaven”, from his 1984 album “Reckless”.

22-year-old Elwira Standili from Worcester plans to show off her rocker side with Tina Turner’s 1985 hit “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, from the movie “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”.

Karabo Mogane (24) from Nelspruit has chosen the classic 1985 hit “Last Christmas” from the pop duo Wham.

16-year-old Loyiso Gijana from Uitenhage hits a cheerful note with Bobby McFerrin’s jaunty 1986 hit “Don’t Worry Be Happy”.

Lungisa Xhamela (24) from Langa is bringing a fresh interpretation to one of Eighties icon Cindy Lauper’s all-time greatest hits, 1983’s “Time After Time”.

Mmatema Moremi (23) from Limpopo is also sticking to “Local Is Lekker” with Brenda Fassie’s 1986 classic, “Weekend Special”.

Rhema Varrie (21) from Alberton will bring back memories with Simply Red’s Grammy-winning 1989 ballad, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”.

And Siphelele Ngcobo (24) from Inanda went for true eighties magic with some Lionel Richie: the Oscar-winning 1985 hit “Say You, Say Me”, from the movie “White Nights”.