KZN’s first ‘Idols’ finalist

2009-04-27 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL’S Idol is through to final round of M-Nets Idols!

After 12 weeks of performing phenomenally on the show (and none of the judges will dispute this), Jason Hartman will be featuring in the Idols finale next week.

“I am overwhelmed. It’s so unbelievable,” said the first Idols contestant from KZN to make it to the final after last night’s results show.

The show was tense last night as the contestants’ family members were in the studio for the verdict. And although he did not feature in any of the judges’ and radio presenters’ predictions of who would be voted off, Hartman told The Witness he was still nervous when he was called up to the stage by Idols presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen.

“Get it over with — that’s all I could think,” he said. “You never know, and when you stand up there, you doubt yourself a lot.”

“Get it over with” is exactly what he told Van der Westhuizen moments before she announced that he was through to the next round.

The 29-year-old, who left the judges impressed with all three of his performances on Sunday night, is now one step closer to being the winner of Idols Season 5.

Next week he and 18-year-old Capetonian Sasha-Lee Davids will compete on stage at the Teatro at the Mosaïek in Johannesburg. The show will be broadcast live on M-Net.

If he wins the competition, he will receive a recording contract and his debut single will be released on radio the very next day.

Make Hartman a winner and vote for him by calling 086 22 777 10, or SMS Jason to 34680. Voting lines are open.

Meanwhile, Hartman will be signing autographs at Gateway Mall in uMhlanga tomorrow as part his nationwide promotional tour. The midlands boy and Sasha-Lee will arrive at the mall at about 2.30 pm.

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