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Idols Voting Kit

2010-08-17 22:47
This Sunday, the Idols voting begins.

Viewers at home will then assume their duty in whittling down our Top 14 to a final Top 10.

The Top 14 have been separated into two groups of seven. The first group will perform this Sunday and the second group will perform the following Sunday. Two contestants will leave this Sunday 22 August, and another two will leave the following Sunday, by which time we will have our Top 10.

Here’s how you can ensure that your favourite makes it through.

Each contestant has been assigned a number from 01 to 14. The Top 14 numbers are as follows:

Peter G - 01
S’Posh - 02
Sindi - 03
Jess - 04
Pieter West - 05
Boki - 06
Bongi - 07
Jamie-Lee - 08
Zintle - 09
Elvis Blue - 10
Gail - 11
Lloyd - 12
Adeline - 13
Funeka - 14

There are three ways to vote: MXit, SMS and phone.

This is the cheapest way to vote. All you have to do is download MXit ( and add the M-Net bot to your phone. Each vote costs 20 moola (20 cents).

SMS votes cost R1.50 each (No free minutes, VAS rates apply). Simply SMS your favourite’s 2-digit number to 37400.

You can vote from your Telkom landline. Each call costs R2.02. Simply call 086 227 77XX XX = your favourite’s number. i.e., if you’re voting for Peter G, you would call 086 227 7701

You can vote from your cell phone - VAS rates apply. Simply call 083 901 02XX XX = your favourite’s number. i.e., if you’re voting for Peter G, you would call 083 901 0201

Each caller ID (registered cellphone number) may vote a maximum of 100 times per platform. So if you’re a die-hard fan, you could cast a maximum of 300 votes per week.

Voting lines will open at 17h30 on Sunday night when the show begins and the lines will close at 22h00 on the following Monday night. If your vote is SENT before 22h00, it will be valid, even if it is received by M-Net at a later time.

The results will then be announced on the following Tuesday night at the results show.

Right, so it may seem a little complicated at the moment, but you’ll get the hang of it. Voting is now cheaper, more convenient and much easier to audit!

Will you be voting for Idols this year? Let us know who your favourite is.

So how exactly will the voting process work on Idols this year? We’ve got the inside track and all the details.

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