Idols 8: Top 2 ready to meet more fans
Idols 8: Top 2 ready to meet more fans
September 27, 2012 |

By DStv online.

The battle is on between the last two contestants standing in Idols Season 8!

By next Tuesday, 2 October, either Durban’s golden boy Khaya Mthethwa, 25, or P.E. beauty Melissa Allison, 23, will be named South Africa’s next Idol… To campaign for votes and meet many of the fans who have supported them along their road to fame, the Top 2 will be visiting shopping centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town this weekend.

On Saturday Khaya and Melissa will be performing at Cresta Shopping Centre in Randburg at 11:00am. Thereafter you can catch them in action at Southgate Mall at 13:00 and then it’s off to the Westgate Shopping Centre in Roodepoort, where they will be entertaining the crowds from 15:00.

On Sunday, it’s Cape Town’s turn to meet the Top 2. Fans can catch them on stage at Canal Walk Shopping Centre at 12 noon. This will also be Idols‘ first visit to the Mother City since the auditions earlier this year.

“During the Top 5 stage of the competition, Melissa and Khaya had the opportunity to wow and thank their fans in their hometowns. Now they will be working hard to garner support on neutral ground. Anything can happen in the final week of the competition, so if you’re in Cape Town or Johannesburg, this is your chance to see them in the flesh and decide who to vote for,” says M-Net’s Head of Communications, Lani Lombard.

Voting for the Top 2 opened after the live results show on Tuesday, 25 September and will close Monday evening, 1 October, at 22:00.

You can vote for your favourite contestant in the following ways:

– On Mxit: each profile gets one hundred votes between 20:00 Tuesday, 25 September, and 22:00 on Monday, 1 October
– Via SMS: each phone number gets one hundred SMS votes between 20:00 Tuesday, 25 September and 22:00 on Monday, 1 October
– On the Idols website: each fan gets one vote per hour during this week of voting.
– On the Idols Mobisite: each fan gets one vote per hour during this week of voting.

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Updates and further information can be found on the official Idols Facebook page at “Idols South Africa”, on Twitter @IdolsSA and on the official Idols Season 8 website at