Thabo Ndlovu wins Idols SA Season 19 #IdolsSA

Congratulations to Thabo Ndlovu for winning #IdolsSA, Bubbly and God-fearing, Thabo simply says when asked why he entered Idols SA: “I just wanted to give it a shot and see what comes out of it.

Music has been part of who he is for so long that he can’t exactly pinpoint when he started singing. Thabo was bullied in high school because of how he sounded when speaking, and says he decided to instead see his voice as a gift to be embraced. That gift has seen him open for Joyous Celebration and collaborate with former Idols SA winner Khaya Mthethwa. He also released an album in 2010 and a single in 2019.




Music-wise, he looks up to Kim Burrell, Kelly Khumalo, Brenda Mtambo and Ntokozo Mbambo. In terms of former Idols SA contestants, he is inspired by Mthethwa and season 11’s Lloyiso. When it comes to his performances, Thabo can’t tell audiences what to expect. “When I get on stage, what happens at that moment is what needs to happen at that moment. I give it my all.