Fans are in a frenzy after Idols SA twins Viggy and Virginia Qwabe made history on Sunday. Both made it into the top 17.
Fans were on a rollercoaster ride of emotions when judges Randall, Unathi and Somizi chose who they believed fit for the top 17 of this season’s competition.
The pair went through arguably the toughest part of the contest last week, when the top 32 were judged on their performances in theatre week.
One by one, the contestants took a long walk down the aisle to find out whether they had made it to the next round. With yays and nays, fan favourites were soon booted out of the competition, while others made it through.
Seen giving each other moral support throughout the competition, Viggy and Virginia were the last contestants to hear the judges’ verdict.
The twins were both excited and nervous before they announced that the girls were both talented and they couldn’t decide.
They then decided to put them both through to the top 17, which will allow Mzansi to make a call on their favourite.
The decision by the judges sparked excitement on social media, as people chose to stan with them.
Here is what they had to say:
— Vee (@_moghel_) August 18, 2019
Mzansi meet your next great superstars! Here is the #IdolsSA Top 17!
— Idols South Africa (@IdolsSA) August 18, 2019
— 🌸 (@Rosey_Amor) August 18, 2019
— IG : siyanda_mwelase (@siyah_94) August 18, 2019
Hebathong 🤭🤭 #idolsSA top 17
Twins Viggy & Virginia pic.twitter.com/B5WtSU6mwt
— Phaks (@thabisophakwago) August 18, 2019
— Lees (@kusasa_mbatha) August 18, 2019
— Mac cee (@comfort_masindi) August 18, 2019
Both twins were better than most of the people in the top 17. Putting both through was not a favour to any of them. There could have been a top 16 with both of them in. The idea that there must be a top 18 just because both of them went through simply lacks merit.
— Shirley Mlombo (@MlomboShirley) August 18, 2019