We get up close and personal with Francois van Coke about growing up and his brand new solo album

We had a delicious chat with the yummy cast of French Toast! See what Lika Berning and Thierry Ballarin had to say!

Blue to share Idols money with Lloyd

2010-11-02 23:24
 
Johannesburg – A wave of blue joy swept the country on Tuesday night when Elvis Blue (Jan Hoogendyk) was announced the winner of Idols in Johannesburg.

Blue then announced that he would be sharing his R500 000 prize money with his opponent, Lloyd Cele. They had made an arrangement ahead of time that whoever wins would share the prize money with the other one.

Blue lives in George with his wife, Chireze, and their baby daughter Lila. He had more than 20 000 fans on Facebook by Tuesday night.

The young father has spent the past 12 years trying to make a living from music.

Earlier Blue had said that, should he win, he would use the prize money to make sure that his music career gets going properly and that he’ll be able to release CD’s regularly.

“I’m not going to disappear, I’m going to be a good Idol,” he said.

New song

He also hopes to earn enough with his music to support his family. His new song, The things my father said, has been available on the internet since Sunday and will hit the shelves at music outlets this week.

He chose Elvis Blue as his stage name in memory of his friend, Elvis Blaauw, who died of Aids.

Blue left a short message for his fans on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning: “New horizons... Today is the start of something new. My hope is that we will experience it together.

"Thank you to everyone for everything. Your support has truly astounded me. Thank you very much.”

Among other things, he has also won a recording contract, a car and musical instruments.
Read more on:    elvis blue  |  lloyd cele  |  tv  |  idols  |  reality  |  music

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

We get in the mood for the Savanna CCA’s with a Deep Fried Man quickie! Read More »

Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala says she wants to get out of the psychiatric hospital she checked herself into after being recognised. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.