Dave van Vuuren
|Dave van Vuuren|
|Origin||Westville, Durban, South Africa|
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, 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.
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|
|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.
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.
- 2011: "Hall of Mirrors"
- 2017: "Time Eraser"
- 2017: "Lead Role"
- 2017: "In a Classic Horror"
- 2011: Free The Animals
- 2013: The Raging Sea EP
- 2017: Lead Role in a Classic Horror
- 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
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
- "Dave van Vuuren wins Idols 7". Channel24. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
- "Dave van Vuuren is the 2011 Idols winner". Sowetan LIVE. 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
- 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.
- David Van Vuuren (2017-03-16). "Southern Wild, Lead Role in a Classic Horror,". triplejunearthed.co.za. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
| Idols (South Africa)
Season 7 (2011)