Idols’ Freddie makes top six, ‘recovering well’

2011-08-31 07:16

Freddie Van’Dango is still in the running to be South Africa’s Idol despite an operation on his cheekbone on Saturday.

“He is recovering well at the Idols house in Northcliff,” said M-Net’s publicist Ingrid Engelbrecht.

The Idols top eight contestant was injured a week ago in a fight after a night of partying at Bob Rocks in Greenside.

M-Net paid for the operation although the pay-TV content provider would not be drawn on how much it cost. “The future and image of our Idols are very important to us and the actual cost is irrelevant,’’ it said.

Social networks were abuzz with talk of whether or not Van’Dango should stay in the competition when the news of his injuries broke.

But Van’Dango was declared safe early into last night’s results show.

Erin Fourie and Dené Vorster were not as lucky, as they failed to make the top six.

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