Dave van Vuuren

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Dave van Vuuren
Born 1990
Origin Westville, Durban, South Africa
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2011–present

Dave van Vuuren (born 1990, Westville, Durban, South Africa) is the South African winner of the seventh season in of South African Idols after a close public vote in the finale held on 4 October 2011, with Van Vuuren getting 50.49% of the votes,[1] against 49.51% for the other finalist and eventual runner-up Mark Haze. He was the first series winner who came back after landing in the bottom 3 in earlier performance.

Idol[edit]

He performed the following songs during the season:

Week # Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Top 15 General "With or Without You" U2 8 Safe
Top 10 Radio Chart Toppers "Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon 10 Safe
Top 9 Homegrew "Blue Eyes" Springbok Nude Girls 4 Safe
Top 8 R'n'B in all its diversity "Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye 2 Safe
Top 8 Mzansi Youth Choir "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Simon & Garfunkel 6 Safe
Top 6 Showstopper! "Hound Dog Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton 4 Bottom 3
Top 5 Rock "Iris" Goo Goo Dolls 4 Safe
"Come Together" The Beatles 9
Top 4 Grammy-Nominated songs Solo "Streets of Philadelphia" Bruce Springsteen 1 Bottom 2
Solo "Beautiful Day" U2 5
Duet "Don't Give Up" (with Freddie Van'Dango) John Legend & P!nk 9
Top 3 Top Threes Terrific Trio "Mr. Jones" Counting Crows 3 Safe
"Vincent" Don McLean 6
Song from Year of Birth "Enjoy The Silence" - 1990 Depeche Mode
Top 2 Finale "Sex On Fire" Kings of Leon 1 Winner
Parlotones song "Should We Fight Back" The Parlotones 3
Winning song "Hall of Mirrors" Dave van Vuuren 5

In addition to a record contract, he won R500,000, a new car and R25,000 worth of shopping vouchers.[2]

After Idol[edit]

David has gone on to form an emotive, critically acclaimed Rock band called Southern Wild. They have played at some of Southern Africa's most prestigious festivals including Oppikoppi, Rocking The Daisies, Up The Creek and STRAB. They were chosen as one of four Deezer Next artists for South Africa in 2017 and released their debut album a few weeks later in July. The album is titled, "Lead Role in a Classic Horror". It was recorded by Raiven Hunter at Popsicle Studios in Woodstock, Cape Town and has gone on to be streamed over 500,000 times on Deezer, in countries such as Germany, Brazil, France, Australia and South Africa.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2011: "Hall of Mirrors"
  • 2017: "Time Eraser"
  • 2017: "Lead Role"
  • 2017: "In a Classic Horror"

Albums[edit]

  • 2011: Free The Animals[3]
  • 2013: The Raging Sea EP
  • 2017: Lead Role in a Classic Horror

Track listing

  • Disc 1:

Track 1 - You Will Leave A Mark 3:26

Track 2 - Hall Of Mirrors 3:47

Track 3 - Utopia (Find Me) 3:52

Track 4 - Lovers Fight To The End 3:40

Track 5 - Killing The Innocence 3:15

Track 6 - Soul Boy 4:38

Track 7 - Amazing 3:18

Track 8 - Troublesome Mind 3:19

Track 9 - Never Say Never 3:49

Track 10 - If We Don't Fear 4:12

Track 11 - Streets Of Philadelphia 3:44

  • Disc 2:

Track 1 - Vincent 2:44

Track 2 - The Blower's Daughter 3:48

Track 3 - Day Old Hate 3:58

Track 4 - Cowgirl In The Sand 3:43

Track 5 - I Shall Be Released 2:41

Track 6 - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 2:53

  • 2017: Southern Wild, Lead Role in a Classic Horror[4]

Track listing

Track 1 - Intro (The People)

Track 2 - The People

Track 3 - Time Eraser

Track 4 - Lead Role

Track 5 - In a Classic Horror

Track 6 - Darkness at My Heels (Live In Studio)

Track 7 - I'm So Happy I Could Die

Track 8 - Dirt Horse

Track 9 - Emotion Electric Love

Track 10 - Feels Like The Ocean

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dave van Vuuren wins Idols 7". Channel24. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Dave van Vuuren is the 2011 Idols winner". Sowetan LIVE. 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  3. ^ David Van Vuuren (1 December 2011). "David Van Vuuren, Free The Animals, CDs, Musica A World awaits - 6009143495036". Musica.co.za. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^ David Van Vuuren (2017-03-16). "Southern Wild, Lead Role in a Classic Horror,". triplejunearthed.co.za. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
Preceded by
Elvis Blue
Idols (South Africa)
Winner

Season 7 (2011)
Succeeded by
Khaya Mthethwa