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NZ Idol: and then there were two

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Monday 23 October 2006

NZ Idol: and then there were two

The top 2 Idols, Indira Moala (21 years from Glen Eden, Auckland) and Matt Saunoa (21 years from Levin) are battling it out for the title of NZ Idol.

On Monday 23rd October at 7.30pm on TV2, the final two contestants will go head-to-head in a live concert at the Bruce Mason Theatre in Auckland. Â Indira and Matt will be performing a range of songs from past weeks and will, for the first time, sing the NZ Idol winner’s single.

Then on Sunday 29th October at 7.30pm on TV2 the top 2 Idols will be joined in the Grand Final by this year’s other top 10 contestants to perform a range of songs in a star-studded, two hour special at the Auckland’s St James Theatre, culminating in host Dominic Bowden revealing who New Zealand has voted to be this year’s NZ IDOL.

Matt and Indira say that it is a dream come true being in the final of NZ Idol.

“I want to thank all my fans and family that have helped me get this far,” says Matt

Indira adds “I am so ecstatic to be in the final, I really want to make all my family, friends and supporters proud.”

Judge Megan Alatini admits NZ IDOL has been a rollercoaster ride with some interesting experiences along the way.

“I can’t believe we have finally got down to the top two it seems like it was only yesterday when we started the first auditions,” she laughs, “I think, we the judges, have disagreed a few times with the New Zealand public’s decisions regarding the top 10 contestants but I do believe that we do have the two most consistent and dedicated performers left and it’s going to be a tough competition to chose a winner.”

Megan says that she has been impressed with how the top 2 Idols have handled the pressure of New Zealand’s most popular musical show.

“I know from first-hand experience, that making a television programme is hard work as you have so many factors such as cameras, directors, stylists and publicity to consider, not just learning and singing new songs in front of a live audience two nights a week! The two Idols are handling their nerves and the pressure outstandingly, as well as stepping up the calibre of performance each week,” says Megan

Frankie Stevens thinks that this year NZ Idol has produced the best talent to date.

“I have been really impressed with the calibre of talent we have seen from all over the country. Â We the judges were all incredibly focussed on finding the best singers to carry on in the competition. As a result, we have the strongest two Idols left in the competition," he says.

Frankie Stevens is looking forward to finding out who New Zealand will choose as their next Idol. “The remaining Idols have proven to viewers that they are worthy finalists,” he says. “I’m sure that New Zealand is going to have an Idol that will do us proud.”

Watch the final two contestants perform for the title of NZ IDOL, Monday 23 October at 7.30pm on TV2, and tune in to the Grand Final on Sunday 29 October at 7.30pm, to see who New Zealand has voted to be this year’s NZ IDOL.


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