Idols save is short-lived

2011-09-07 07:16
Johannesburg - Voters have once again eliminated Kelly Fortuin from the Idols competition.

The 21-year-old mother from Cape Town received the fewest viewer votes in the Top 6 round after her performance of Estelle's American Boy.

In the Top 8 round Kelly was saved by the judges after failing to impress the voters with her rendition of Michael Jackson's Rock With You.

Many of the personalities who attended the Showstopper Spectacular on Friday September 2 predicted that Kelly would be voted out. Most found Crushanda Forbes and Freddie van Dango's performances to be the best on the night.

However, Freddie ended up in the bottom two with Kelly.

Mark Haze, Lefa Pike and Crushanda were the three contestants with the most votes for the week.

The Top 5 - Freddie, Dave, Lefa, Crushanda and Mark - will each perform two songs at the spectacular on Friday September 9. The show will air on M-Net (101) and Mzansi Magic (107) on Sunday September 11.

The celebrity guest judges in the Top 5 round will be Locnville's Brian and Andrew Chaplin.


  • rpmaluleke - 2011-09-07 07:37

    What landed Dave & Freddie in the bottom three? But then again with each 'evictee' the competition is getting tighter and tighter, next week your favourite might get the 'chop'. As it stands, almost anyone of them can win this.

      greggb - 2011-09-07 08:42

      People in SA don't like OTT like that.. they are way too weird for the SA TV market.

      Sako3006 - 2011-09-07 09:50

      Thank goodness, if I had to see that stupid hairstyle once again - I would crap myself. Mark or Freddie will win!!!

      lollie sue - 2011-09-07 15:06

      your vote counts

      ChumScrubber - 2011-09-07 18:20

      Loved Kelly - I hope she carries on singing, I'd like to see more of her. The other 2 girls that have gone are also a big loss. Dave is too intense, the oke needs to tone it down a bit!

  • Wovenivy - 2011-09-07 07:46

    Doesn't make any sense to me whatsoever! On performance night, Freddie wows the judges and brings the house down as the best performance of the night, together with Crushanda. On eviction night, he's in the bottom two. Go figure...

      Nezo - 2011-09-07 08:47

      It goes to show that people do not vote for talent bec if they did Freddie would not have landed on the bottom 2 because he and Crushanda were da best. Freddie was always on top b4 his drinking drama, looks like his people lost interest in him bec of the incident. This means behavior and good qualities counts to be voted as our next idol. I won't be surprised if he's next out irrespective of his perfomance. Shame.

  • SA Sucks - 2011-09-07 07:55

    Freddie at the bottom after a great performance. It just shows you that the voters like the R&B crap that is being sung

      Bruinman - 2011-09-07 08:03

      Explain how Kelly got voted out singing that R&B crap.

      Engeltjie - 2011-09-07 10:54

      @SA Sucks - you have a stupid name!!!!! SA Rocks!!! Only some of the people stink

      lollie sue - 2011-09-07 14:58

      Maybe if only you had voted, no vote no complain

  • AB.VILJOEN - 2011-09-07 08:31

    Shame, this girl was awesome! Guess thats only my opinion and not shared by the voters! :-)

      Greenrain - 2011-09-07 08:34

      I agree, i think she has something special!

      ChumScrubber - 2011-09-07 18:22

      Agree with you 100% AB. Amazing voice - unique.

  • Nolene - 2011-09-07 08:36

    Chrushanda you deserved to be in top three.From teenager which sung at my wedding almost nine years ago - Remarkable what you achieved until now.Believe in yourself and your dreams will come true.Big thanks to all fans and family members who votes for her.Love cousin Nolene.

      wateva - 2011-09-07 12:40

      Nolene, Nolene, Nolene, Nole'e'ene . . . Chrushanda can sing, no doubt about that - but an IDOL, i dont think so x

  • Craig - 2011-09-07 08:41

    Crushanda is the only one left fit to be an Idol! The rest suck piles!!

      mpumie - 2011-09-07 11:51

      You are watching the same Idols as everyone? if so you wrong Mark will win

      lollie sue - 2011-09-07 15:01

      maybe you suck piles, Lefa and Mark sing much better

  • greggb - 2011-09-07 08:41

    FINALLY she's out!! Thank goodness for that! She had 1 good song in the Top 15 that made the judges go gaga for her but before that and after that performance she has been nothing short of woeful!! And the judges are still going to regret that save when the like of Dave or Freddie get voted out next week and cannot be saved. Lefa, Crushanda and either Mark/Dave for the Final 3.. a FINALLY deserved Final 3 in SA Idols!

  • Annie - 2011-09-07 09:01

    Results are very strange.... they should announce the amount of votes each contestent gets. I think all this hype is deliberate. More votes means more money. All Freddie supporters will be voting more after last nights hoax.

  • 13th apostle - 2011-09-07 09:11

    I really did expect Kelly to up her game after the save, but regretfully she did not so ja,gooi a lange girla,push hard and leave it, all to gether

  • Nezo - 2011-09-07 09:14

    Three women in a row? I hope Crushanda is not next.

      PDP - 2011-09-07 09:26

      The guys are just so much better this year.

      mpumie - 2011-09-07 11:54

      @PDP you right and more voters are women than men, women always vote for men.

      ChumScrubber - 2011-09-07 18:25

      All good women singers at that. Erin just performed way below what she is capable of - pity. Kelly was the most dynamic in my opinion, will miss seeing her again.

  • PinkSparkle - 2011-09-07 09:38

    I don't believe for one minute that the greaseball and the hobo is bottom three, it was done to spice things up. They could be top two for all we know, since the other results are never made available.

      Bonnie - 2011-09-07 09:47

      yoh greaseball and hobo???? do you actually listen to their voices??? Freddie has the most unique voice of them all.... clearly the judges wasn't the only people that didn't hear how off pitch crushanda went. FREDDIE FOR IDOLS!!! and even is he doesn't win, he'll still make it big...

  • x - 2011-09-07 10:04

    Idols is not only about talent, but also about the whole package - which includes being a nice and affable person. Freddie has consistently shown himself to be an insincere, arrogant ahole. The incident in the bar just confirmed this. I never thought I would say this, but 'big ups' to the public for knowing when they are being played.

  • silvershadow - 2011-09-07 11:01

    Finally she's gone. She is absolutely terrible and made the show barely worth watching. She's just got the most horrible voice - she can't sing. I pick Freddie, Crushanda and Mark (or maybe Dave) for the top 3.

      ChumScrubber - 2011-09-07 18:28

      Weird how opinions differ so much. I've heard the same criticism of Kate Perry - strange how she produces such popular music then. I think some people just can't recognise real talent.

  • Alson - 2011-09-07 13:18

    Just goes to show that viewers vote for a person not their ability to sing. Very sad.

      x - 2011-09-07 13:43

      Errr it is a popularity contest. Which part of that have you been missing? It is after all what the word 'pop' implies?

  • duits - 2011-09-07 14:00

    What a waste of a save, so glad she's off. Top 3 Crushanda, Mark and Lefa, the other two can go home.

  • lollie sue - 2011-09-07 15:07

    Lefa or Mark will win, they have got the idols taste

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