Idols sea­son brings a laugh a minute

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IT ’ S been a laugh a minute and drama galore in Idols SA Sea­son 9.

M-Net spokes­woman Lani Lom­bard said that al­though the au­di­tion tour was over, there was just far too much silli­ness, crazi­ness and sheer tal­ent to be con­tained in only three episodes.

They have put the best of the rest to­gether to be shown in a spe­cial tonight – Idols Di­rec­tor s Cut. ’

It seems Dur­ban had the cra­zi­est lot of con­tes­tants.

Last week, a pretty young thing in an it­sy­bitsy bikini was told to lose weight by Gareth Cliff. And then there ’ s the mys­tery of the brief­case from which Luyanda Zondi pulled an uniden­ti­fied item.

It ’ s ap­par­ently so nasty that the pro­duc­ers have de­cided not to say what it was, for fear of up­set­ting sen­si­tive view­ers. Or so they say.

But back to the beach bunny in a bikini. Do­minique Horn (17) had more than an Idols crown in mind when she went to au­di­tion.

Wear­ing a heavy black coat, she shocked ev­ery­one when she took it off to re­veal scraps of ma­te­rial that looked two sizes too small.

She ad­mit­ted that she was hop­ing to score a date with Cliff be­cause she had “the big­gest crush on him ”.

But the DJ, who never minces his words, told the young hope­ful to lose weight. He then pro­ceeded to draw on her mid­dle sec­tion, the area where he thought she could shed some ki­los.

“Bands to make her dance, chicks clap­ping and they ain ’ t us­ing hands,” he sang in re­sponse to Do­minique. As for her singing abil­i­ties … she failed to im­press. But she has no hard feel­ings. “Gareth was a bit harsh and broke my heart a bit, but I for­give him as he was just giv­ing crit­i­cal ad­vice,” she said.

This wasn ’ t the first time Do­minique tried to show her love for Cliff.

“I en­tered Idols last year with my friend and we wore con­vict out­fits and sang I Will Al­ways

Love You. I kissed Gareth, and it broke me that the judges didn ’ t re­mem­ber me from last year and it was a pretty awkward sit­u­a­tion.” You think? She has vowed to keep en­ter­ing un­til she turns 30.

“I guess it ’ s also an em­pow­er­ing mo­ment for a woman to do some­thing this crazy,” she said.

Then there ’ s Vin­cent Jak­son Makoko, who prefers be­ing called Michael Jack­son. He has be­come a per­ma­nent fix­ture at the au­di­tions. Last year the judges sent him into the streets to see how much money he could earn.

And the judges prob­a­bly wished they could throw Chane Mn­goma out on the street. Mn­goma, who be­lieves he sounds bet­ter with his hands held over his ears, as­saulted Ran­dall Abrahams ’ s own cov­ered ears with his voice.

Tonight, catch the op­er­atic per­former who has Unathi Msen­gana crying with laugh­ter, while host ProVerb com­pletely loses it on air!

Idols SA airs on M-Net and Mzansi Magic at


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