Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Bring Back the Twins on Idols- fans outcry

THOUSANDS of Idols SA fans have launched a campaign to force M-Net to bring back Durban ’ s twin contestants. DYNAMIC DUO: Idols SA hopefuls Anele and

Neliswa Mxakaza of Durban have been kicked out of the show
Anele and Neliswa Mxakaza, of Mayville in Durban, and in Grade 12, were eliminated at the weekend.

A social network campaign with three pages on Facebook has been started. One had 66 000 likes by yesterday afternoon.

Thousands of fans have expressed their anger and disappointment on the page at the Idols judges’ decision.

One fan suggested that if all the people who liked the page boycotted paying their DsTv subscription, the company could lose more than R5-million. Some posted comments saying even judge Unathi Msengana herself could not sing better than the girls.

Prosper Nyawuza commented on the page, saying the excuse by judges that they were not ready for what’s ahead was not acceptable.

Another angry fan commented: “The 16-year-old white boy is thru (sic), but the twins are not mature enough.” But a few fans thought the elimination was for the better so the girls could focus on passing matric.

“Yeah man, they have the talent, but come to think of it they are in matric and writing their trial exams and final exams next month,” Zamajay Mazet Cthole said.

M-Net spokeswoman Lani Lombard said M-Net was aware of the Facebook page and requests to bring the twins back onto the show. “We can understand why
Idols fans are upset the twins did not make the top 16.
“Everyone loved them from their very first audition, they even had the judges in tears.
“Yet, during theatre week, the judges came to the conclusion that it would be unfair to them and the other contestants if they progressed to the top 16,” Lombard said.
She said apart from the fact that their final theatre week performances revealed they could struggle with the high demands of a pop music competition such as Idols, Idols, the judges were concerned about their emotional vulnerability and attachment to one another. “As their recent recording with Zahara illustrated, there’s a bright future ahead of them.”
The twins’ mom, Nomvula Mxakaza, said there were many questions about the elimination of her girls.
She said the experience made the twins swear they would not enter Idols Idols again.
Even after watching the show, it was still not clear to her why they were eliminated, she said.
“They are now well recovered from the elimination ordeal and are surrounding themselves with gospel music, which is their first love.”

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