The much anticipated Idols SA finale is drawing to a close, with only six days to go before the winner is crowned. The competition has gotten tougher, as Khaya for the first time found himself with less votes than Melissa. Even Gareth had figured the battle would be between Monde and Melissa to join Khaya whom he felt was guaranteed a place in the final. Khaya had never taken a spot in the bottom three and was consistent with the leading votes. Melissa was the first contestant to be sent to the safe zone while Khaya and Monde were left on stage to wonder which of them would be joining Melissa in the finale next Tuesday.
After over a million votes, Monde Msutwana's journey came to an end and his fans watched him bid the competition farewell as he performed his Swan Song on stage - his new single. The finale will see Melissa and Khaya battle it out for the SA Idols season 8 title. Both contestants each have a 50 percent chance of being crowned the next SA idol. Journey for the Top2 has been quite memorable, similar yet so different as both contestants come from musical backgrounds, be it at church or through family and both with the same dream, to be crowned the next Idol.