Vincent Bones was voted as the winner of Idols X – the longest running reality show in South Africa
South Africa - The winner of Idols SA season 10 was announced during a spectacular live finale held at Carnival City Casino and Entertainment Centre on Sunday 23 November. Vincent Bones was voted as the winner of Idols X - the longest running reality show in South Africa.

According to sources from DStv, all previous Idols SA voting records were broken. The total number of votes reached an incredible 24,364,245 compared to 7,253,971 votes that were received last year.

The finale witnessed a variety of guest appearances by popular South African artists as well as surprise performances by the judges.

An assortment of wired and wireless Shure microphones were used exclusively during the show for sound reproduction. Microphones ranging from the legendary SM58 Vocal Microphone, to the SM87 and Classic Shure 55SH Unidyne have been used during the season and contributed to the success of the production.

Shure wireless systems featured were 24 channels of ULX-D, as well as 20 channels of PSM-900 personal monitors for all the artists. Monitors for all music performances were mixed by the team from Audio Logic and RF Management was through Shure's Wireless Workbench.

For Marius Marais, owner of Audio Logic and senior FOH engineer for Idols SA, Shure has become a household name since the shows inception in 2002 and remains the shows preferred microphone of choice.

Marais says, "Shure has some iconic models and their microphones are instantly recognisable throughout the professional audio industry; RF is stable - it is the trusted and chosen microphone for the majority of international artists and performances."

Andrew Sorrill, sales & marketing manager at Wild & Marr - the local importers and distributors for Shure in Southern Africa adds, "We are extremely happy with the contribution Shure has made toward the success of the show and are proud of the fact that Shure has been involved with Idols SA from the beginning."

He continues, "This success can be expected since Shure microphones are known for their legendary performance and are a respected brand anywhere in the world. We would like to congratulate Vincent and wish him much success in his future. We also acknowledge Bongi for being a worthy runner up in this competition."

As part of his prize package, Vincent Bones received a Shure ULXD 4DE Digital Dual wireless system, two Shure ULXD2/Beta58 Digital handheld transmitters, a Shure PSM9 In-Ear Monitoring system and Shure SE425 earphones all wired and racked in a road ready case for ease of transportation.

(Jim Evans)


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