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Karin: How viewers voted

2005-11-29 21:21

Cape Town - Karin Kortjé has been crowned SA's latest Idol and voting details have revealed that she's been the favourite from the beginning.

The 26-year-old singer from Grabouw topped the public voting throughout the Top 12 phase of Idols.

Carl Fischer, head of local productions at M-Net, believes this information will put a variety of rumours regarding the voting - generated by a minority of viewers - to rest.

"We can confirm that winner Karin topped the public voting throughout the Top 12 phase of the competition, justifying her position as winner of Idols III," he said.

More than 10 million votes were cast this season, making Idols III the most-successful year yet.

The results which appear below are based on votes received from the public via SMS, IVR and on the Idols website, together with the judges' rankings.

The judges ranked the contestants directly after the show on a Sunday, long before 18:35 on Mondays, when the public voting lines closed.

Top 12 (September 26):

  • Karin Kortjé - 14.76%
  • Martelize van Niekerk - 14.41%
  • Nhlanhla Mwelase - 12.17%
  • Nicky de Lange - 10.31%
  • Kesha Charlton-Perkins - 8.66%
  • Deidre Visser - 8.21%
  • V Lalouette - 7.38%
  • Gift Gwe - 5.63%
  • Pume Zondi - 5.57%
  • Ayanda Mpama - 4.92%
  • Bonolo Molosiwa - 4.11%
  • Jamie-Lee Blokdyk - 3.87%
  • Total Votes: 398 008

    Top 11 (Ocotber 3)

  • Karin Kortjé - 16.11%
  • Nhlanhla Mwelase - 15.35%
  • Martelize van Niekerk - 12.15%
  • Gift Gwe - 11.56%
  • Nicky de Lange - 9.06%
  • V Lalouette - 8.75%
  • Kesha Charlton-Perkins - 7.17%
  • Deidre Visser - 6.86%
  • Pume Zondi - 6.77%
  • Ayanda Mpama - 4.70%
  • Bonolo Molosiwa - 1.52%
  • Total Votes: 456 535

    Top 10 (October 11)

  • Karin Kortjé - 16.40%
  • Gift Gwe - 14.10%
  • Deidre Visser - 12.35%
  • Nicky de Lange - 10.69%
  • Ayanda Mpama - 10.54%
  • Martelize van Niekerk - 10.20%
  • V Lalouette - 9.39%
  • Nhlanhla Mwelase - 7.94%
  • Kesha Charlton-Perkins - 6.35%
  • Pume Zondi - 2.04%
  • Total Votes: 659 809

    Top 9 (October 17)

  • Karin Kortjé - 17.28%
  • V Lalouette - 14.51%
  • Gift Gwe - 12.16%
  • Nhlanhla Mwelse - 11.16%
  • Nicky de Lange - 10.57%
  • Ayanda Mpama - 9.56%
  • Deidre Visser - 9.29%
  • Martelize van Niekerk - 8.80%
  • Kesha Charlton-Perkins - 6.67%
  • Total Votes: 598 919

    Top 8a (October 24)

  • No result

    Top 8b (October 31)

  • Karin Kortjé - 22.22%
  • V Lalouette - 17.06%
  • Nhlanhla Mwelse - 12.92%
  • Gift Gwe - 12.08%
  • Nicky de Lange - 11.85%
  • Ayanda Mpama - 9.92%
  • Deidre Visser - 7.03%
  • Martelize van Niekerk - 6.92%
  • Total Votes: 758 659

    Top 6 (November 7)

  • Karin Kortjé - 28.57%
  • Nicky de Lange - 21.48%
  • Gift Gwe - 17.79%
  • V Lalouette - 16.13%
  • Nhlanhla Mwelse - 9.52%
  • Ayanda Mpama - 6.51%
  • Total Votes: 818 046

    Top 5 (November 14)

  • Karin Kortjé - 30.88%
  • Nicky de Lange - 25.03%
  • V Lalouette - 18.37%
  • Gift Gwe - 16.60%
  • Nhlanhla Mwelse - 9.12%
  • Total Votes: 1 074 568

    Top 4 (November 21)

  • Karin Kortjé - 32.65%
  • Gift Gwe - 29.80%
  • Nicky de Lange - 23.87%
  • V Lalouette - 13.68%
  • Total Votes: 1 788 291

    Top 2 Finals (November 27)

  • Karin Kortjé - 62.58%
  • Gift Gwe - 37.42%
  • Total Votes: 1 894 395

  • Total Idols Votes: 10 232 283

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