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Elvis Blue on South African Idols season 6

Marc
  • On July 19, 2010
  • http:/www.marcforrest.com

UPDATE (2 Nov) – YES !!! Elvis Blue won SA Idols season 6, after I called it in the post below :)

Last night I managed to catch the last couple of minutes of the first episode of the new Idols season on MNet, and one of the contestants towards the end of the show, was a guy by the name of Elvis Blue. The name is a stage name, which is in memory of a friend of his, named Elvis Blue, who was an 11 year old boy who died of HIV/AIDS last year. The little boy’s dream was to be a rockstar and after his death Jan adopted his name and went out to pursue Elvis Blue’s dream by entering Idols. He also helps Aids orphans in the George area learn to play guitar and donates used guitars to the children.

Elvis Blue’s whose real name is Jan Hoogendyk, is actually quite an accomplished Afrikaans Gospel singer, and has 2 albums called Diep Riviere & Ontskemer out, the latter which was nominated for a SAMA award earlier this year. He also appeared on Kyknet show Kwela last year, talking about his Diep Riviere album. Jan was also previously part of the Joburg group Mono who released 3 albums in within a 5 year period. It looks like Elvis Blue is a new project for Jan, and so far he seems to have gripped loads of people heart strings.

Elvis Blue played a cover version of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love“. The song was amazing, and even had one of the Idols judges in tears. I know I also felt a couple of goosebumps as well. You can also follow updates from Elvis Blue on his Facebook Fanpage & Twitter

Here is the video of the song from his audition. I’m putting my money on Elvis Blue to take it to the end, and win Idols. Amazing….

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[Hat tip to Justin for prompting this blog post :) ]

Comments

  1. it also helps that he’s rather cute :)

  2. He has an amazing voice – hope he gets far in this one!

  3. rozanne kruger

    my hart het gaan staan en my asem was weggeslaan..george bo..hehe

  4. He is so amazing WOW!!!! he sings from his heart and after listening to him my heart was full of joy. Thank you for that i wish you all the best

  5. Marlize

    I really, really enjoyed listening to him and have already decided that I’m buying his 2 prevouis CD’s as well..

    I honestly think that his ‘honest’ voice will speak to a lot of different people and from what I’ve seen – his heart is in the right place too!

    May he continue to serve Him with his talents!

  6. travis

    dude u rock bro kiss ass dude.. i am with u all the way . i also have a brother in the same boat. his name is sipho..

  7. Man oh man, the guy has an amazing talent , the name will work for you , I was full of joy when you sang the song. I will vote for you all the way.
    George is set to prrof that they have Talent , i have living in George for the past 7 yrs and have made good friends , Munro last yrs Idol runner is good friend of mine.

    Good Luck Buddy and all the best.
    William Bennett

  8. Man oh man, the guy has an amazing talent , the name will work for you , I was full of joy when you sang the song. I will vote for you all the way.
    George is set to prrof that they have Talent , i have living in George for the past 7 yrs and have made good friends , Munro last yrs Idol runner is good friend of mine.

    Good Luck Buddy and all the best.
    William Bennett

  9. JASMIN

    Should have won idols years ago !!!!! I was lost for words when he started singing and knew that this was going to be THE idol to beat. What a pleasure to hear a song so beautifully sung with honestly and genuine feeling.

    What a beautiful song and the name Elvis blue is such an appropriate name to remember and pay tribute to a little one no longer here….!!!
    VOTING FOR ELVIS BLUE FOR SURE!!!!!!

  10. Elvis Blue/Jan is the kind of caring people we need in South Africa to make it a great country.

  11. Liz

    I’m too old to do this sort of thing but just had to say that you, Jan/Elvis should win Idols if you play your cards correctly. Be clever and clinical, go on choosing great songs like “Make You Feel My Love”. Mix up slow and heartfelt stuff with real rock. Try some of Adam Lambert’s songs (e.g. Born to be Wild and I’m Feeling Good) also Leonard Cohen’s ‘Alleluia’ and Don MacClean’/Roy Orbison’s “Crying”. Check out Meat Loaf for vocally challenging rock opera drama (well that’s what I call it). Stick in a South African classic e.g. Weeping’ (from Bright Blue). Can you sing Locnville’s hip-hop type number “Got The Sun in My Pocket’? Secondly, remember who is voting for you – most of the voting power is in the hands of (young) girls, with older women coming second. Don’t be indulgent and always choose what you like, but rather what will ‘sell’ you. There is time after you WIN to sing what YOU want to.

  12. Monique

    Wow! Ek luister elke keer na die “reply” op Idols Ekstra 199. Die man is mooi, hy sing mooi en dan kom hy nog van ‘n mooi plek af ook. BONUS !!!

  13. Carl

    Hey, this guy can sing.Will make us all cry cause the song comes deep from his soul. Awesome man!!!! Go Elvis Blue you got my vote for sure !

  14. Hannelize Lombard

    I agree. Elvis Blue will win Idols 6.

  15. cherry.charm

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! He totally rocks i adore him & i will vote for him all the way. he is an awesome singer & seems down 2 earth. u go ELVISSSSSSSSSS

  16. Mary-Anne Pietersen

    All I can say is best of luck Elvis. George is behind you 100% only greatness will shower your path. Come now win this thing so we can celebrate good home talent.

    Mwahhhhh

    Keep up the good work

  17. Harold

    My favourite of all the idols is Elvis. In fact my top two are Elvis and Lloyd. Very high standard this year and I predict they will do very well.

  18. Lerato

    Dude whether you win or loose, you sing beatiful and if/when you decide to record I’ll probably be one of the first to buy your album. Good Luck

  19. Evelyn Lund

    Elvis Blue – what a talented singer – in fact, – your musical abilities are really fantastic. Remain humble and you will go far. If you ever make a disc, I want to buy the first one with your signature and a pic of you your wife and beautiful baby on the first page!!!!!!!

  20. Estelle du Preez

    My favourite is Elvis Blue. He has an exceptional voice and if he does not win – he is made! Good luck – go for it!!!!

  21. ruben naidoo

    most talented singer i ever heard on idols you will have great sucsess because of who and what you are, i pray you win because you rock, good luck im voting for you all the way to win idols 6

  22. wellington matewu

    thats a sweet voice u have there elvis,and u so composed

  23. emmie

    Elvis, ek hou al my duime vir jou en glo jy sal wen. Ons stem aanmekaar. Jy verdien om te wen.

  24. Elvis you have everything it takes to win this competition. My family and I are voting you all the way to the top. God Bless your voice. Keep yr spirits high and Believe.

  25. Natasha Thwaites

    Elvis Blue is the winner, of all the seasons ive never met an idol that is so humble & that takes my breath away everytime when he sings… MR ELVIS BLUE YOU ARE NUMBER ONE A TRUE WINNER IN EVERY WAY!!!!!!

  26. Mac.T.Hammer

    Did Elvis make it througn this week, I missed the show

  27. Liz

    On Sunday Elvis was better than he has ever been – superb!
    Go to http://mnet.dstv.com/idols/video/play.aspx?vid=8175
    to hear what he sang.
    You can still vote by sms’ing 10 to 37400 until 10 pm this evening (Monday). Tomorrow (Tues) is elimination.

  28. Nata

    HI Mac

    We must wait for tomorrow evening to see if he made it , but its not to late for you to still vot , the lines closes at 10pm tonight.

    Regards

  29. Natasha Thwaites

    Yes Liz I agree he is the best but last night he was superb …… That’s why I know that ELVIS BLUE MUST BE THE WINNER!!!!!!

  30. Mac.T.Hammer

    Thanks Liz and Nats
    ELVIS ROCKS
    I will be sending my load of SMS’s right away

  31. Natasha Thwaites

    HI Mac

    you can load mxit also its R20 for a 100 votes, but please vote to keep our IDOL in .

    Regards,

  32. Linda

    Elvis is in ‘n klas van sy eie. Sy music is magic I just love it.
    Go Elvis my man jy is tops.

  33. Natasha Thwaites

    wow ……. what a moment our idol is trought to the final 2 ….. we will support you always Mr Elvis Blue…… PLEASE VOTE TO KEEP OUR IDOL IN…. Regards

  34. Natasha Thwaites

    oh yes guys the voting lines is already open till monday evening 10pm so if you vote every day a 100 on mxit & more it will really help our idol Elvis Blue……VOTE

  35. Deirdre Stevens

    oh i hope he is a winner his last song sunday 24 october 2010 night was the cherry on the cake that was amazing! u go man!! u have my vote definitaly.

    Deirdre Stevens – Melkbosstrand

    xx

  36. cisc

    Elvis, nadat ek gelees het van jou goeie werk, is ek eers beindruk en weet ek dat jy die wenner gaan wees. Dus stem ek aaneen vir jou en glo. Jy verdien dit.

  37. Natasha Thwaites

    Ek glo dat MR ELVIS BLUE DIE WENNER IS en vir almal wat Sondag by canal walk gaan wees om vir elvis te ontmoet om 2 uur , asb trek blou aan om te wys ons support vir MR ELVIS BLUE!!!!

  38. francisca van staden

    Sondag se uitsending was so besonders, Elvis het my skoon in trane gehad. Haleluja spesifiek en vorige een. Ons sal definitief in koerant lees “Elvis is king” my hartsnare is geraak. Elvis is n nederige mens, wat altyd goed doen aan ander. Hy sal geseend wees. sterkte.

  39. Genevieve

    I wish him all the best. Great voice. Good Luck

  40. Natasha Thwaites

    VANAAND IS DIE FINALE – EK WENS VIR MR ELVIS BLUE STERKTE TOE EN ALLES VAN DIE BESTE VIR ELVIS… I BELIEVE THAT HE IS GOING TO BE THE ……. THE KING!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOH ROCK !

  41. Jason

    Only because of the name.

  42. Natasha Thwaites

    MR ELVIS BLUE IS KING – GOD BE WITH YOU ON YOUR NEW JOURNEY JAN HOOGENDYK!

    I WILL SUPPORT YOU ALL THE WAY JAN,BECAUSE YOU DESERVES TO BE THE WINNNNNER!

  43. BENYAMIN GREEN

    WOW!!! A OUTJIE THAT CARES FOR THE NEEDY AND SINGS FROM HIS HEART AAAAG WHY NOT??? GR8 STUFF BOYTJIE…….KEEP IT UP…..

  44. BIANCA

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ELVIS YOU WERE GR8 THE WHOLE SESION AND YOU DESERVED IN A MILLION WAYS TO HAVE WON IDOLS………IM GOING TO SUPPORT YOU ALL THE WAY AND BUY EVERY SINGLE YOU MAKE…………YOU GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Charlene

    Hi there Elvis (Jan) Jy het baie goed gedoen met die Idols. Daar was een song wat jy vir jou suster se troudag gesing het. Waar kan ek daardie song kry asb? Ek het baie daarvan gehou.

    Ek is Charlene van George

  46. Natasha Thwaites

    hi Charlene

    The songs name is piano man, that song was sang at his wedding also that is why he wanted to sing it at his sisters wedding…… THAT SONG HAS A GREAT MEANING FOR HIM..

    Regards
    Natasha

  47. Leon Bester

    Hi there. I’ve written some 23+ songs in CCR style. I’m sure that some might be suitable for u. Are u interested? cheers.

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