South African Idols Votes Miscounted? The Farce Continues…

Well tickle my arse with a feather…

This just in folks, there is a mess up on the Idols vote count apparently. So is Sasha-Lee really the winner?

Let me guess theyre gonna cop out and declare them JOINT WINNERS.

This from the Mnet website.

The winner is determined by public vote alone based on the number of votes received for each of the two finalists. An unprecedented number of votes were received for the two finalists, Sasha Lee Davids and Jason Hartman.

M-Net’s post-show analysis revealed however, that a significant number of the SMS votes were received after the cut-off time of 18:05 on Sunday evening, due to possible external system latency.

Theo Erasmus, Channel Director: General Entertainment of M-Net SA, says: “The moment we were alerted to possible system problems, we contacted the mobile network operators to request additional data, which could be verified by independent auditors. M-Net hopes to complete this audit in the shortest time possible. It is crucial to M-Net that our viewers can be assured that every vote counts because accuracy is paramount in a show of this nature.”

The investigation will determine whether these SMS votes were sent by members of the public before the final cut-off time of 18:05 on Sunday evening, thus making them legitimate.

The three mobile network operators and M-Net’s service provider, are all co-operating with M-Net to ensure a speedy outcome.

The two finalists, Sasha Lee and Jason, have been made aware of this investigation and will receive all the necessary support they require during this process. They have both been advised that the results may change.

As soon as the investigation is complete, the results will be made known to the public.

Well Maybe Jason Hartman did win, I referred to this in this post [here]

Role on the results. Maybe Dave had the right idea [here]

Wouldn’t want to be in Atlantis if the result changes! Read what Sasha-Lee and Jason had to say here.

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19 comments
Samir Omar
Samir Omar

I would like to vote for Adeline

Musanya
Musanya

JASON JASON JASON AT LAST. HANDS UP TO YOU BOY.YOU DESERVE IT.

Marina Smalberger
Marina Smalberger

My votes also stuck in the system as "failure". Jason win Idols with 200 000 votes more than Sahsa-Lee and should be crown the only winner of Idols South Africa 2009. Sasha can keep her prices - but I think the honest thing for her to do is to stand back and let Jason be the only Idol winner of 2009. He deserve it - his moment of glory was stolen from him and therefor I feel the same as Mara Louw that she must step back and let him be the Idol winner. Congratulations Jason - you are the best!

Joe Social
Joe Social

I think that would be the honourable thing for her to do myself I must admit. Well I guess the ball is in her court now! Its interesting to see this is the first time this has happened worldwide for this program franchise, so there really isnt a precedant! Thanks for the post!

dolf
dolf

I do not know whether any of the excuses that was dished up holds any truth, at first Sasha Lee got 52+% votes and Jason 47+%, out of the votes that was not counted Jason received three quarters and Sasha Lee one quarter, convenient I would think. How much money did who make out of the sms votes casted, could they not afford to at least afford Jason the courtesy of a more elaborate winning announcement, after all, he is the winner. As for Sasha Lee "I do not mind that there are two Idol winners", as if she is a winner, has she never heard the expression "a miss is as good as a mile" there is not two winners there is inly one ande the decent thing for her to (we know this fiasco is not through her doing) is to admit that she is not the Idol and give Jason the adoration and admiration he deserves ( the fact that he announed he would not like to take anything away from her) is yet more reason realize that he is not just an Idol on the outside but a real gentleman on the inside. If Sasha Lee tries to built her future on a lie she will soon realize her mistake, after all,she needs to sell her songs to make a living and to become famous. Lastly, the organizers and the likes of Idols benefit from our ignorance and craving for fame.

Joe Social
Joe Social

Yes I think the fundamental thing here is that the program has recieved such a lot of 'free press' this year. They dont seem to trde too heavily on the successes or non successes of previous idols. Lets hope for the sake of the winners, they can grab this stepping stone securely and make something out of it, but I think utltimately the winner here is the Idols program. Thanks for the comment!

rob.d
rob.d

Why not make Graham an Idol Alexander Forbes cant count anyway.And what great advertising for the car.

jaco
jaco

Beep Beep this is an important message , J.Z's party will have to be stopped tommorow, the latest results of the election shows that auditors didnt do a proper counting . At this stage it seems that the new president of the replublic of south africa will be a Mr Balls,as reporters said this is what you will need to run this country with auditors like 'Alexandre Forbes'

truth
truth

jason is the best!!!!!!!

Honest
Honest

If she really wanted to she could’ve refused to share the deserving winners spot with him, and handled her ‘fans’ and made them understand it was the right thing to do, but NO!, she has to be in the spotlight. See people once again Jason truly is the winner kind hearted, giving and Congrats to him can’t say the same to Sasha cause lets face it she’s not even supposed get anything, really unjust to past idols/idols runners up and the present idol/idol runners up as well. Anyway that’s just MNet buying face for the hiccup. If they wanted to give her something in compensation they could’ve just given her the car it’s so not right that she gets the rest as well.

Honest
Honest

This just in apparently Jason is the overall winner, obviously he is because why would Mnet now declare them joint winners, and his been kind enough to share his spot with Sasha lee, which I think is very big of him as well. She didn't win but she gets to keep the prize, in that case they should give all the previous runners up the same prize as well, by default if no other reason. This should’ve been a case of tough luck she didn't win and so they should’ve just handed it over. Accepting a prise knowing you only got it by default real classic. She could’ve just exit gracefully and give the man his spotlight that would've painted a brilliant picture of her, now instead she’s just looking like a self-centred brat, & very pretentious.

GINA
GINA

Jason, was by far da best,but sasha-lee wasnt bad eithr. LETS MAKE Greame idol 2 solve tis confusion

Honest
Honest

lol i second that, hey that's not a bad idea at all I say they should do that

Honest
Honest

three idols why not

Honest
Honest

Sasha lee sucks in fact all the SA idols sucked in comparison to the American idols, they make ours sound like the worst or their worst. But if I had to pick a winner it would be Jason, out of the lot he was/is the most talented and diverse. Themi sucked too, so people should stop crying and coming with sad stories ‘like he supporters didn’t have DSTV and airtime and what ever’, just deal with it there’s over enough people that have all this and if they really wanted her to win, and if they really believed she had talent she would’ve still been in, she was rubbish most of the time anyway. If you people want to see some real singing watch Susan Boyle on you tube!!!!!!!!!!

Anoniem
Anoniem

Jason is absolutely THE BEST and he IS the WINNER by far of idols 2009!!!! I will never watch idols ever again!!!!

ANKIA
ANKIA

Jason is definitely the winner because he is the best !!!!!! He is really a true Idol.

Kate
Kate

I voted for Sasha Lee and most of mine came back as not sent. So leave it as it is - Sashs Lee is the best!

Anon
Anon

i rate jason is definitely the winner?! come on guys! everyone thinks so. everyones facebook status was " why didnt jason win :( " and all my mates believe he is the true winner. if it turns out not to be jason, i idols will never show on my tv screen again.

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