FINAL 3 Idols breaks votes record
Opinions were divided when the 14th season of Idols SA kicked off in July. Some said they were over the show, but the sheer number of voters this season has proven that the contest is still popular.
Even before next week’s finale at Carnival City in Boksburg, the show has smashed its voting record, with 110 million votes logged so far.
The show has also broken online records, with more than 14 million views on its YouTube channel and more than 100 000 subscribers.
Idols SA executive producer and director Gavin Wratten this week said: “Looking at the number of votes that other reality shows in South Africa receive, I would never have imagined that
100 million votes were in any way achievable. To have passed this milestone with the finale still to come is incredible.”
Incredible is also how one could describe the transformation of the three Idols left standing. We decided to haul out their audition tapes to look at their now-and-thens.
Cape Town was where last year’s winner Paxton Fielies auditioned, and it’s also where we met two of this year’s final three.
Idols SA is on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 5pm