Fans go wild for KZN's 'Idols' sensation Jason

2009-04-30 00:00

Idols mania swept over Durban yesterday when KwaZulu-Natal's first finalist Jason Hartman stopped by Gateway Shopping Centre to meet his fans.

Hartman, who hails from the midlands, and fellow finalist Sasha-Lee Davids, were on a whirlwind tour to their home provinces to thank their fans for their support.

"It was awesome," said the 29-year-old Hartman. "It was incredible to see everyone come out and support me - and when I was up on stage it was amazing!"

Hundreds of excited fans went frantic when he performed Johnny Clegg's Great Heart.

A fan, Carolynn Tan, said Hartman's voice gives her "goose bumps" and that she especially loved when he sang a Bryan Adams song on Idols.

"I can't believe that he is here. I love him and know that he is going to win the competition. I'm definitely voting for him," she said.

Gauteng holidaymaker Danielle Conradie said she is crossing her fingers for the KZN boy too because he is the "best singer in the world".

"I have voted so many times for him. I'm praying that he wins."

Another fan, Leasnke Naicker, who took her lunch break so she could catch a glimpse of our local Idol, said she has been following the show since the beginning and is sure that he'll win this season of Idols.

"When he sang that James Morrison song, I melted," she said.

Not everybody at the mall was backing Hartman, however.

Davids fan Roshelle Luckynarayan was adamant that the Cape Town girl will walk away with the title.

"Sasha-Lee has this big, beautiful voice," she said. "I'm trying to get my family and friends to vote for her. I want her to win really badly."

When the festivities were through, Hartman asked his fans to continue voting for him.

"At this point, the fans need to keep voting," he said.

Hartman and Davids will make an appearance in Cape Town tomorrow.

To vote for Hartman, call 086 22 777 10, or SMS Jason to 34680. Lines are open now. Call charges apply.

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