FOUR prove a FOURce to be reckoned with at ‘X-Factor’

2014-12-15 00:00

THE FOURce was with David Januari, Steven Lewis and Jethro Tait, better known as FOUR, who were crowned winners of the X-Factor South Africa at Durban’s Olive Convention Centre on Saturday.

The boy band’s fans — known as the FOURce — were out in numbers to show their support throughout the show. And afterwards they patiently lined-up in the drizzly weather to get a coveted autograph from the Cape Town-based outfit.

Earlier in the evening FOUR had impressed the viewers at home and the judges — Oskido, Arno Carstens and Toya Delazey, who was filling in for Zonke Dikana.

After watching them perform Fairytale, their mentor, producer Oskido, said: “You have done everything you need to do to prove that you have the X-factor.”

Speaking to The Witness afterwards, the boys said winning was the best Christmas gift ever and that they were itching to get into a recording studio to lay down tracks for their debut album and to hit the road to perform for their fans.

“We have about 18 or 20 other songs that we have already written,” said Lewis.

Asked how they got their name, Lewis said they originally planned to have four members, adding: “Us three, we gelled and worked well together ... and Jethro said why don’t we just keep the name FOUR ... and then we came up with a plan that the fourth element of the name could be the music, the fans, or God .... and it’s catchy, people remember us.”

FOUR — who won prizes worth R750 000, including a recording contract and R300 000 — beat Dikane’s finalist, Eliezer Hilmer, from Johannesburg.

Third place went to ’Maritzburg duo Iziqhaza.

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