Entertainment 13.3.2017 05:00 pm

SA Idols runner-up shares stage with international Grammy-winning act

SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA Ð MARCH 07:  USA R and B group All-4-One during the All-4-One press conference at the Maslow Hotel on March 07, 2017 in Sandton, South Africa. The Grammy Award winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards. (Photo by Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu)

SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA Ð MARCH 07: USA R and B group All-4-One during the All-4-One press conference at the Maslow Hotel on March 07, 2017 in Sandton, South Africa. The Grammy Award winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards. (Photo by Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu)

South African Idols’ top three runner-up Tebogo Louw, 26, blew the Johannesburg crowd away when he was asked to share a stage with Grammy-winning group All 4 One.

The 90s R&B quartet visited South Africa on a tour, with performances in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.

Speaking about the experience of sharing a stage with his childhood heroes, Louw said: “The two nights sharing with All 4 One were just magical. They are such humble guys and gave me advice on how it’s crucial to be myself … They are so consistent and the reception was mind-blowing at Grandwest and at Carnival. I still get shocked the crowd reacts to me. Sometimes they give this confusing stare as If I’m not the one singing. In all that, who am I to complain to share the stage with Grammy-Award winners right at the takeoff of my career?”

Louw was discovered during his time on the reality competition on Mzansi Magic’s SA Idols show. “They spotted my performance of their song ‘These Arms’ On Idols season 12, and they reposted my video and said when they come to the country they would like it if I joined on stage.”

The young singer’s crowd-pleasing performance included a tribute to late Kwaito star Mandoza as well as other pop classic hits from his time on the season 12 of the reality show.

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