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Artist Focus: Drakensberg Boys Choir

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:00
Artist Focus: Drakensberg Boys Choir
It is an understatement that the Drakensberg Boys Choir caused a stir when they performed with the Top 7 on the Idols stage.

Johann van der Sandt, Director of Music at the school said the Idols experience was a wonderful one for the boys. “Some of them aspire to be here in the future.” He added that it was a highlight to be treated as real artists – to get the experience of the cameras, lights and many costume changes.

The self-proclaimed “home of South Africa’s singing ambassadors” has been around for 45 years and is the only boys choir school on the continent.

Watch this video to find out what else Johann has to say:


The Top 7 and the choir opened up the show with the song “We Are Young” by FUN. It got tongues wagging – in a good way - over social media:

That 'We Are Young' song was bloody good. #IdolsSA @IdolsSA - Gareth Cliff.

The opening was the best yet. - Suzanne Long.

Wow! They are awesome and too cute! - Danielle Humby.

@IdolsSA wow what a nice opening - Makaziswe Mdidimba.

@IdolsSA the opening performance was amazing. All of them are awesome! - Keshni Arjune.

@IdolsSA WoW!!! That was...no words to explain - Skantwela shakeera.

Well done SA Idols - one thing is for sure, we do have talent and with the amazing voices of the Drakensberg Boys Choir, wow, just an awesome combination. - Latricia Grobler.

If you have not watched that performance, all we can say is that you have to:


The boys also relished being on the show. They said on Twitter:

@GarethCliff We thoroughly enjoyed the Idols SA experience and look forward to Tuesday night!

Yes, they’ll be back on the show tomorrow night:

@IdolsSA Thanks for having us - We really enjoyed the experience & look forward to Tuesday night!

Tune into the Live Results Show on M-Net and Mzansi Magic this Tuesday, 28 August at 19:30.

Stay updated with all the Idols' essentials on Facebook and by following @IdolsSA on Twitter.

Tags: Episode 17 | Idols |

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