Hilton’s Erin Fourie completes KZN quartet of favourites as Idols gets down to business

2011-07-23 00:00

IT’S that time of year again. The cat-strangling audition rounds are over, and Idols gets down to business. The final 15 take to the stage with the band backing them to woo you and your thumbs to SMS your vote.

And would you believe, KZN has a rea­l chance of producing a successor to Jason Hartman. Once again, a favourite emerges out of the mists of Hilton. Erin Fourie (27), whose sparkling audition received four affirmatives, impressed everyone during the theatre week and is now hoping she can stop looking for a teaching job and get further in the competition. She has an honours degree in Drama (UKZN, Maritzburg), has been playing guitar since she was 13.

Between rehearsals in Johannesburg, she is currently trying to keep up with her exponentially-growing list of Facebook friends.

She’ll be singing All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers tomorrow night.

Phakamani Mngomezulu (20) from Empangeni is another hot contender.

The slightly-built Phaksy (as he is casually known) achieved KZN Development Colours for rugby (yup, you read correctly) and is currently studying toward a diploma in IT Networking at Varsity College in Durban. He’ll be singing Broken Strings by James Morrison.

Also from Durban is Sibusisiwe Jali (20), or Ms J, who loves playing sport, dancing and staying active. Her accolades include winning a school beauty pageant and in 2007 she matriculated in the Top 100 achievers in KZN. She’ll be singing Katy Perry’s Firework.

A potential fourth KZN contender is 20-year-old Josslynn Hlenti from Durban. She is up against Johanneburg’s Kerry Sanssoucie (22), and with the votes in and having been tallied, tomorrow will reveal whether she’s through to the final rounds. If she gets through, she’ll be singing Because Of You by former American Idol Kelly Clarkson.

The broadcast starts at 5 pm.

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