‘Panty dropping’ show for Hartman

2009-04-19 00:00

Howick High Idols hopeful impressed judges on yesterday’s show with his “pantydropper” performance.

Jason Hartman kicked off the ‘Unplugged’ Idols Spectacular with U2’s hit single One.

The performance brought Mara Louw to tears. “There is something very special about you,” she said while trying to keep her cool. “You’re not a plastic performer.”

Dave Thompson marvelled that tension normally builds at this stage of the competition, “but you just manage to get cooler,” he said.

5fm’s Gareth Cliff, who was upset that Hartman had broken his perfect record last week of correctly predicting who would be voted out, changed his opinion, saying that Hartman would be in the finals.

Randall Abrahams said consistency was one of the most important factors in Idols, and Hartman had not given a bad performance since the Top 12 phase — and that was why he agreed with Cliff.

For his second song, the 29-year-old chose the Bryan Adams hit, (Everything I do) I Do it For You.

A jubilant Louw led the audience in an overwhelming ovation.

When Thompson could finally make himself heard over the clamour, he noted wryly that Louw had “clearly enjoyed the cheese-fest”. But he also added that Hartman had displayed “total control” and that it was a “perfect performance”.

Cliff laughed and explained that “they call that kind of song a panty-dropper”. Abrahams reiterated that Hartman would be in the finals. “And that’s the song that’s gonna get you there,” he said.

When The Witness spoke to Hartman, he said he is thankful for all the support he has received and hopes the public continues to vote for him.

To vote for Hartman, call 086 22 777 10 or SMS Jason to 34680.

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