Afrikaanse Idols

Afrikaanse Idols was a special season of South African reality interactive show Idols South Africa based on the British talent show Pop Idol. In difference to the rest of the series this season was held entirely in Afrikaans as the host, judges and contestants did not speak English on the show and every song was performed in Afrikaans.
Although the set and stage design remained the same, the entire judging panel was formed new consisting of Afrikaans-speaking singers Mynie Grové, Taliep Petersen, who was murdered just a few weeks after the competition ended[1] and media personality Deon Maas. The show also switched channels to KykNET, an Afrikaans sisters station of MNet and was hosted by boyband member Sean Else (Eden). The Afrikaans season was aired between the third and fourth English seasons of the show. Dewald Louw from Bloemfontein won the show. Before that he was also a contestant on the second English season of the show where he made the top 24. He also auditioned for season three but failed to progress from the first round.[2] Next to a recording contract with Sony BMG, winner Dewald Louw also won a Peugeot 206, R50,000 from the ATKV, a Shure microphone, R3200 worth of prizes from Look &Listen, a laptop computer and a gift pack from Truworths valued at R10,000.

Afrikaanse Idols
Hosted bySean Else
JudgesTaliep Petersen
Deon Maas
Mynie Grové
WinnerDewald Louw
Runner-upWillem Botha
Original networkKykNET
Original release28 May (2006-05-28) –
28 August 2006 (2006-08-28)

Auditions took place in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and for the first time auditions took place internationally in Windhoek, Namibia.

During the Live Galas one guest judge was introduced to the audience each week. They were Jennifer Jones (30 July), Amanda Luyt (6 August), Coenie de Villiers (13 August), Chris Chameleon (20 August) and Kurt Darren (27 August).



(ages stated at time of contest)

Contestant Age Hometown Voted Off
Dewald Louw 19 Bloemfontein Winner
Alzonia Titus 19 Great Brak River
Willem Botha 19 Riversdale 28 Aug 2007
Jaco Labuschagne 26 Secunda 21 Aug 2006
Nelda Jansen van Rensburg 21 Witbank
Joslin Pieterse 21 Mossel Bay 14 Aug 2006
Valeska Smith 23 Randburg
Christiaan Kritzinger 23 Pretoria 07 Aug 2006
Tracey-Lee Oliver 26 Johannesburg
Danelle de Vries 26 Worcester 31 Jul 2006
Crushanda Forbes 18 Kimberley
Jay Theron 24 Durbanville


  • 31 July: Favourite Songs
  • 7 August: Dans, Luister, Folk
  • 14 August: Alternative Afrikaans Hits
  • 21 August: Viewers Choice
  • 10 December: Grand Finale

Elimination ChartEdit

Did Not Perform Female Male Top 32 Wild Card Top 12 Winner
Safe Safe First Safe Last Eliminated
Stage: Semi Wild
Week: 06/25 07/02 07/09 07/16 07/23 07/31 08/07 08/14 08/21 08/28
Place Contestant Result
1 Dewald Louw 1st Winner
2 Willem Botha 1st Runner-Up
3 Alzonia Titus 2nd Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner-Up
4-5 Jaco Labuschagné 1st Elim
Nelda Jansen van Rensburg Elim 1st Btm 4
6-7 Joslin Pieterse Elim 2nd Elim
Valeska Smith Elim Saved Btm 3
8-9 Christiaan Kritzinger 2nd Elim
Tracey Lee Oliver 2nd
10-13 Danielle De Vries 1st Elim
Crushanda Forbes Elim Saved
Jay Theron 2nd
Emil Struwig Elim Elim
Rebert Roodbol Elim
Carlo de Goede Elim
Jacobus Wyngaard Elim
Final 4
Eugene Julies Elim
Lizaan Vermeulen
Tania Wiese
Thiro Moshosho
Final 3
Bernice Breedt Elim
Kevin Douglas
Tanja Badenhorst
Final 2
Jay Cee Krause Elim
Kevin Jacobs
Klarina Jansen
Nelda Janse Van Vuuren
Peter Crafford
Wendell Reed
Final 1
Genene Winaar Elim
Henrico Harnoster
Samantha Brill


  1. ^ "Taliep Petersen murdered".
  2. ^ "Bloemfontein's Dewald Louw Wins Afrikaans Idols".

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