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Cape Town’s Dee Mayekane leads as Idols SA favourite [video]

Posted by Avuya Walters

Cape Town’s Dee Mayekane is one of 16 contestants who have made it into the all-important Top 16 of this year’s Idols South Africa (SA).

Who is Dee Mayekane?

Season 16 of the long-running singing contest is halfway through, and now that the decision on who progresses to the next round is, for the most part, out of the judges’ hands, the stakes could not be higher.

Sticking out from the rest with a powerful voice and stage presence is Cape Town’s only representation on Idols SA, Dee Mayekane.

The songstress from Nyanga was made for the glitz and glam that come with owning a stage as big as Idols SA. Her audition tapes are all the evidence one needs to draw the latter conclusion.

Dee is a star in the making and Cape Town has rallied behind her in her journey to the crown of the prestigious singing contest.

Five things to know about Dee

One only has to recall the snubbing that Amanda Black and Shekhinah experienced to understand how much of a big deal competing on Idols SA is.

Dee is not lost on this. In a recent Q&A, the songstress let her supporters in on her inspirations, her expectations and her motto in life.

Her favourite artistic quality

Aside from singing, Dee can also draw really well. She also recognises her dancing abilities as artistic quality.

Her collab bucket list

If she could rewind the time, Dee would do anything to collaborate with the late Busi Mhlongo and Miriam Makeba.

“They played a huge role in music and they let us know, as young artists, to not fear anything when it comes to what we love: music. They paved the way for us to do better and to be more musically creative.”

Dee Mayekane, Idols SA

Her former Idols SA inspirations

Dee looks up to Amanda Black and Shekhinah for their perseverance after they were snubbed.

Her motto in life

“They’ll realise later! Also, time wasted never returns.”

Dee Mayekane, Idols SA

This is what inspires her

Dee is inspired by movers and shakers, hustlers and changemakers.

“People who don’t give up on their plans. People who wake up every morning and think positively about everything.”

Dee Mayekane, Idols SA

How to vote for your favourite Idols SA contestant

The first half of the Top 16 will take centre stage on Sunday’s episode of Idols SA. This is the period where the voting lines will be open for the public to cast ballots for their favourite idol contestant.

At this time, voting options are not yet available. We will update this page with the different voting methods once this part of the process has been initated.