The idol show is a series of reality TV singing competition that was first created by an executive in the British television industry known as Simon fuller. The main aim of the competition is to find the best and most outstanding solo singer. The series starts with many auditions through which a group of the best singers are selected by a panel of judges. The semi finalists are selected by the audience through a number of audience voting until the best singer is selected. Many idol competitions have been taking place in South Africa where many South Africans have won. In this article, we are going to highlight and present to you, 7 exceptionally good Idols SA Winners
Some of the Top South Africans to Win this Title Include:
1. Heinz Winckler
He was born in the year 1978 and was the first winner of the South African first series of idols. He studied law at the Stellenbosch University, but after he won the competition, he stopped studying and dedicated himself to full-time music. After the competition he recorded albums that include as “One step closer”, “one in a lifetime” and “next stop to happiness” these albums were great hits
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2. Anke Pietrangeli
She was the second idol South Africa winner after Heinz Winckler. She was persuaded to enter the competition by her brother who was strongly convinced that his sister would become a star. She had a nickname which was Kimberly Diamond. She was born in November the year 1982.
3. Karin Kortje
She was the winner of the third season of the idols competition in South Africa. Karin was able to get 65% of the votes on the final stage. This was great because during the entire season she maintained a top lead by getting most of the votes.
4. Jody Williams
She is currently the youngest person to win the title at the age of 23, born in 1990. Jody won the fourth series of the idol competition in South Africa. She is a South African R&B and pop musician. Her music has been able to top the chart in South Africa and they include albums such as “Just Gonna Be me”, “Kiss of Life”, “Wind it” and even the “Love Like This before”. She categorically cited her inspiration to be coming from great singers like Mariah Carrey, Whitney Huston, and Celine Dion. She was born and grew up in Cape Town South Africa.
5. Jason Hartman
The fifth season of the idols competition was marred with a lot of controversies so much so that the outstanding winner; Jason had to share the title with the Runner up Sasha Lee Davids. This is because the text lines developed a technical problem. His career in music started in his early years when he was still schooling. He started playing for the triad band, then moved to Samson Show Band. With this band he was able to visit most parts of South Africa including Botswana and Zimbabwe. After winning the title Jason released a single titled “Break the Silence”, which was a great hit.
6. Elvis Blue
Born on 28th December 1979 in Johannesburg South Africa Elvis won the 6th series of the idols competition and was announced the winner on the 2nd of November 2010. Elvis started creating music when he was only 16. He bought a guitar and started singing on the street which was a good way to make some money. His first CD was recorded in the year 2001 and since that time he has been able to sing with other renowned singers in South Africa like, Karen Zoid, Just Ginger and Heinz Winkler.
7. Khaya Mthethwa
Born on the 25th of November 1987 in the city of Durban PK which is his nickname, Khaya was the first black South African to ever win the title. He is a musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Composer and arranger. He is also an active member of one of the famous gospel music group not only in South Africa, but in the whole continent known as the Joyous celebration. Throughout his schooling years, he wanted to pursue a career in music, but his parents never allowed him to, he then went on to study project management. Currently, he is a host at one Gospel TV show aired on Gospel alive TV.
These are some of the Most Outstanding Idols South African Winners. They have made so much impact on the music industry and can still be regarded as relevant icons in SA music industry.