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The first season of Idols premiered on February 24 2002 and continued until June 16 2002. It was won by Heinz Winckler. In the beginning, this season was co-hosted by Candy Litchfield and Matthew Stewardson. However, halfway through the season, Stewardson was axed and replaced by Sami Sabitiin. Soon after that, Stewardson checked himself into a rehab center.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (10 March 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Brandon October "She's the One" (Robbie Williams) Advanced
2 Rene Hunter "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) Eliminated
3 Liesl Penniken "One Moment in Time" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
4 Malcolm Manuel "I Turn to You" (All-4-One) Eliminated
5 Melanie Lowe "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Saved

Heat 2 (17 March 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Lauren Matos "I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor) Eliminated
2 Yoganathan Khandoo "We Are the World" (USA for Africa) Eliminated
3 Kerry Hiles "Special Star" (Mango Groove) Eliminated
4 Cindy Bester "How Do I Live" (LeAnn Rimes) Advanced
5 Lushé Killian "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) Eliminated

Heat 3 (24 March 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Tarryn Lamb "It Must Have Been Love" (Roxette) Eliminated
2 Cecelia Neer "The Greatest Love of All" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
3 Leanne Steenkamp "From a Distance" (Bette Midler) Eliminated
4 Tasmia Begbie "I'm Outta Love" (Anastacia) Eliminated
5 Nicole Billingham "Breathe" (Faith Hill) Advanced

Heat 4 (31 March 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Kim Milner "Just the Way You Are" (Billy Joel) Eliminated
2 Rian Swanepoel "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Percy Sledge) Advanced
3 Duke Motlanthe "I Swear" (All-4-One) Eliminated
4 Philadelphia Shayi "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
5 Elena Forbes "Saving All My Love for You" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated

Heat 5 (7 April 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 David Fourie "This I Promise You" (NSYNC) Advanced
2 Laurene Chesling "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) Eliminated
3 Buli Ngomane "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
4 Rebert Roodbol "I Love the Way You Love Me" (Boyzone) Eliminated
5 Angelique Campher "Baby Can I Hold You" (Tracy Chapman) Eliminated

Heat 6 (14 April 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Nicola Warwick "Think Twice" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
2 Bianca Le Grange "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen) Advanced
3 Francois Mulder "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Frankie Valli) Eliminated
4 Michelle Williamson "Un-Break My Heart" (Toni Braxton) Eliminated
5 Vanessa Grebe "There You'll Be" (Faith Hill) Eliminated

Heat 7 (21 April 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Ayanda Nhlangothi "(Something Inside) So Strong" (Labi Siffre) Advanced
2 Kim August "Woman in Love" (Barbra Streisand) Eliminated
3 Darren Green "Your Song" (Elton John) Eliminated
4 Lizé Nuttall "Again" (Janet Jackson) Eliminated
5 Karlien Husselman "Walking in Memphis" (Cher) Eliminated

Heat 8 (28 April 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Dalen Jooste "How Deep Is Your Love" (Bee Gees) Eliminated
2 Letoya Makhene "Declaration of Love" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
3 Chad Saaiman "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (Bryan Adams) Eliminated
4 Liana Van Zyl "I Will Love Again" (Lara Fabian) Eliminated
5 Heinz Winckler "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" (Train) Advanced

Heat 9 (5 May 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Zure Classen "Eternal Flame" (The Bangles) Eliminated
2 Nombulelo Mntaka "Moments Away" (Mango Groove) Eliminated
3 Monique Steyn "Fields of Gold" (Sting) Eliminated
4 Lyndle Kearns "All the Man That I Need" (Whitney Houston) Advanced
5 Gugulethu Shezi "Over and Over" (Puff Johnson) Eliminated

Heat 10 (12 May 2002)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Boitumelo Masemola "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
2 Lauren Laing "Hero" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
3 Mallisan Scholtz "To Love You More" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
4 Hybre Africa "All By Myself" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
5 Ezra Lingeveldt "Get Over You" (Brian McKnight) Advanced

Live Show 1 (19 May 2002)Edit

Theme: Movie Magic

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Lyndle Kearns "Dancing Queen" (ABBA) Safe
Bianca Le Grange "Ben" (Michael Jackson) Safe
Nicole Billingham "Take My Breath Away" (Berlin) Eliminated
Rian Swanepoel "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Eliminated
Melanie Lowe "Little Bird" (Annie Lennox) Bottom five
Ayanda Nhlangothi "Kiss from a Rose" (Seal) Safe
David Fourie "Hungry Eyes" (Eric Carmen) Eliminated
Cindy Bester "If I Can't Have You" (Yvonne Elliman) Bottom four
Heinz Winckler "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Safe
Brandon October "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green) Safe
Ezra Lingeveldt "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" (Otis Redding) Safe

Live Show 2 (26 May 2002)Edit

Theme: My Own Idol

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Lyndle Kearns "Heaven's What I Feel" (Gloria Estefan) Eliminated
Bianca Le Grange "Fantasy" (Earth, Wind & Fire) Safe
Melanie Lowe "Careless Whisper" (George Michael) Safe
Ayanda Nhlangothi "Black Velvet" (Alannah Myles) Safe
Cindy Bester "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper) Eliminated
Heinz Winckler "Higher" (Creed) Safe
Brandon October "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Chicago) Safe
Ezra Lingeveldt "Rosanna" (Toto) Bottom three

Live Show 3 (2 June 2002)Edit

Theme: Proudly South African

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Bianca Le Grange "Substitute" (Clout) Safe
Melanie Lowe "Acid Rain" (Wendy Oldfield) Safe
Ayanda Nhlangothi "Another Country" (Mango Groove) Eliminated
Heinz Winckler "Shallow Waters" (Just Jinjer) Safe
Brandon October "Hurts So Bad" (Danny K) Bottom three
Ezra Lingeveldt "Starlight" (Grannysmith) Eliminated

Live Show 4: Semi-final (9 June 2002)Edit

Theme: Judge's Choice

ArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
Bianca Le Grange "Superwoman" (Karyn White) "I Don't Want to Wait" (Paula Cole) Eliminated
Melanie Lowe "Torn" (Natalie Imbruglia) "Shackles (Praise You)" (Mary Mary) Bottom two
Heinz Winckler "Every Breath You Take" (The Police) "Soledad" (Westlife) Safe
Brandon October "Truly Madly Deeply" (Savage Garden) "Escape" (Enrique Iglesias) Safe

Live final (16 June 2002)Edit

ArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
Melanie Lowe "Little Bird" (Annie Lennox) "Acid Rain" (Wendy Oldfield) "Every Single Thing" Third place
Heinz Winckler "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" (Train) "Soledad" (Westlife) "Once in a Lifetime" Winner
Brandon October "She's the One" (Robbie Williams) "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green) "Once in a Lifetime" Runner-up
Idols (South Africa)

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Winners: Heinz Winckler (2002) | Anke Pietrangeli (2003) | Karin Kortje (2005) | Jody Williams (2007) | Sasha-Lee Davids & Jason Hartman (2009) | Elvis Blue (2010)
Runners-up: Brandon October (2002) | Poseletso Sejosingoe (2003) | Gift Gwe (2005) | Andriëtte Norman (2007) | None (2009) | Lloyd Cele (2010)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on Idols (South Africa)
Categories: Category:Idols (South Africa) | Category:Idols (South Africa) participants