David Fourie

2002-05-15 11:52

David Fourie

SONG sung to get through to the top 11
"This I promise you" by N'Sync



31 August 1980


David grew up in the small town of Wepener and now lives in Bloemfontein where he works as a sales rep for a printing company. Interestingly, he attended the Durban auditions for Idols and had to travel 9 hours by bus to make it there.

He started singing when he was seven with the Bloemfontein Choir, and often plays the lead roles in school plays and other productions. He is in his church band and he sang in front of big-time preacher Ron Kenoly and ended up on a DStv show.

David says he has two very good-looking sisters, the younger of the two is a professional model in UK. His talents are not limited to singing and naturally good looks however; David played provincial level hockey while at high school. He also received provincial colours for debating and at the age of 13 he received an accolade for a dramatic piece he performed at an arts festival in Bloemfontein.

Looking to the future David sees himself in a leadership role of sorts that involves teaching and motivating other people. When he talks about Idols and the music industry, David has ambitions to be a great artist. Ho does however acknowledge that he has much to learn, but that he?s going to give it his best shot.


What do you love to eat?
Pasta, pizza, lasagne - anything Italian.

Favourite Artist?
Robbie Williams, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin.

Who do you spend most your time with?

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
I make a cup of tea - milk and two sugars!

And the last thing you do before going to sleep?
I dream about being famous.

Your most valued possession?
My CD player.

Who are your mentors?
My mother and the music pastor at our church.

Do you read? Yes - but not enough. The last book I read was a John Grisham novel.

Favourite movie?
Definitely "Never been kissed" with Drew Barrymore. Absolutely stunning.

Define pop music for us?
Something that will always capture people and make them want to move. It should be something that is not defined by a certain sound, but by the reaction of people who hear it.

How does it feel to be in the top 11?
I'm over the moon!

Is your approach different now to when you first auditioned?
Sure, I'm much more strategic now. I'm also very focused on what I need to change about myself as I'm up against some very strong contestants in the Top 11. I need to raise my game.

Have you changed since Idols began?
I'm much more confident. At the same time, I now know that I can reach my goals.

What did you think of the talent in the Top 50?
There were very diverse talents in the Top 50 and all were unique.

What do you expect from the Top 11?
Everyone is going to be excellent.

What are you going to do to prepare for the next round?
I'm going to get fit. I believe in that a healthy body equates to a healthy mind. I'm also going to do some research into the various music genres so I choose some great material to perform.

Did you vote for yourself?
Yes I did ;-)