Nomcebo Zikode’s Idols Performance Disappoints Fans
It is probably one of the biggest tests in any musician’s career complementing the studio version of a hit song in a live performance.
This was the case with Jerusalema star Nomcebo Zikode when she performed at the grand finale of season 16 of Idols SA on Sunday.
The finale which took place in Pretoria at the State Theatre was won by 18-year-old Zama Khumalo from Mpumalanga. The star-studded show featured performances from Cassper Nyovest, DJ Zinhle and Nomcebo Zikode.
However, it was Nomcebo’s performance that attracted attention, and not for all the right reasons. Some of the fans were disappointed by the vocalist’s performance and opined that while she is a great singer, she is not a great live performer. Others said that the Nomcebo’s sound engineer should have changed the song key from the studio version to one for live performances.
Some viewers were more critical and accused the musician of lip-syncing her own song. However, not all the comments were negative. Some fans defended the musician saying that ‘Jerusalema’ has a slow tempo and that people should not expect an energetic performance when the song is being played.
Below are some of the comments from social media.
She’s a great singer but live performance showed her flames – Thanday Ma’Keabetswe Mamakhe Mabona
Nomcebo should know that as a singer your sound engineers must change the song key for live performances. Key shouldn’t be the same as the one from the studio version, I mean she sounded weird like she couldn’t catch the key. Haven’t they learned anything from Beyoncé 🙄 – Thato Sydwell Mogotsi
Live performances will humble you shem 😂 – Siphesihle BG
Some people not meant for live performances shem. Sisi is not a performer… – Nthabiseng Ngcobo
Simiso Ndlovu – That wasnt good at all. It showed her flames she was off key
Masilu Clifford Mafokwane – Had to switch the screen and listen to the song on the speakers while playing in the background to start enjoy
J’net Sebotsa – Iyoh… perfomance ena e lack-a red Bull
Lwa Okuhle Sithole – I’m so glad I’m drunk because my disappointment radar didn’t pick up the poor performance everyone speaks of.
Bheka Masterpiece Swazy Kunene – The song is slow tempo and the message behind the song is sad. Before you scream “poor performance”.. Start by understanding that first. Goodbye
Lazolla Thukela – Andiyazi lekaka Nomcebo was performing so dull. Boring even changed the channel😩😩😩
Ndeshi Mia Halwood – It’s her own song but she was off key.
NegoCity Retro Vibe – This song it’s not for performance…..It’s a great somg just to listen to when i are on the way to Limpopo or somewhere
Christ Mld Da Silva – Nothing is worse than watching a great vocalist lip sync her own song… So terrible aye.
Mpho Mabelo – They should have brought Makhadzi back❤️🔥I now have to drink two litres of coffee so I don’t fall asleep again👀🙄
What did you think of Nomcebo Zikode’s Idols SA performance? Where you disappointed as well?