Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BREAKING. Idols cuts Peter G. and S'Posh as the first two of the Top 14 contestants get the boot.

It was over for both of them before it even really began: Viewers watched earlier tonight as Peter G. from Durban and S'Posh from King Williams Town (and the Eastern Cape's only Idols hope) got cut. They were the first two contestants from the sixth season of Idols' Top 14 to go home.

While Idols presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen was literally kept in the back and had to do backstage duty while new Idols presenter ProVerb got the centre stage all for himself the first two contestants from the Top 14 got the chop in the first live Tuesday Idols Results Show. Sindi Nene from Durban rounded out the bottom three but was spared. The first Idols Results Show also ended too abruptly - no contestant sang.

Note to the Idols producers: Idols a reality show looking for new talent - so show them too us. It's good having established acts like Prime Circle but you don't need them to get viewers to tune in - viewers want to see the contestants be akward and unsure of themselves and slowly growing and getting better and singing. Please let them sing - even when they get ousted this early on even if its only for a few seconds. And what is happening with Liezel van der Westhuizen having to be backstage all the time? Viewers have gotten to know Liezel van der Westhuizen and love her - because you built her. Now use her to better. Why isn't Liezel van der Westhuizen in front and ProVerb doing his first year helping as Idols cohost in the back? It doesn't make sense and it doesn't feel right.