Thank You and Watch This Space!

Willem & Louis sent through this message to share with everyone today. Suffice it to say, watch this space and subscribe to the mailing list so you can hear news about upcoming performances and (fingers crossed!) CDs etc!

“After all that excitement, we (eventually) woke up today, called each other per usual, and immediately realised there is a message we would like to put out there… and that is one of thanks. It is the beginning of an epic journey for us, which started with 6 hours of waiting in the rain at the first audition, proceeded to us putting on those awesome suits that made us feel like the Bond-brothers of singing, and even gave us the opportunity to sing in front of the whole country. So here it is:

Thank you, everyone. We can never thank you enough. You made this possible for us with your support, and we appreciate it immensely. You were the ones that voted us in, that put our four feet on the path that led to us starting to fulfill our dream of being the singers we have always wanted to be.

In particular we would like to thank some other people (and in no particular order 😛 )… My family for being the the truly loving family that they are, our friends for supporting us, our voice teacher Petrus van Heerder for teaching us to sing all those years ago, Rapidblue for giving us this opportunity, Onicka for introducing us to the world of the media and helping us with how that works, Pam for being awesome not only with amazing organisation skills- but also for not biting my head off (Louis) for requesting two more audience tickets for two good friends of mine… um… two hours before our semi-final- Lynn for making us feel smarter than we have ever felt before, enabling us to walk onto that stage and just feel like we own it, and also for climbing into our hearts… Brandylee and Murray for always being the center of calm and helping with our strange requests (“Murray, we need a room to be left alone in to warm up our voices. Also, Lunchbars for afterwards, please!” Murray : “I can do that, wait here.”), the other contestants for creating such a wonderful feeling of camaraderie and friendship, Christa for helping, Nomusa for being that friend, our friends Albert and Marion for all that they did and lastly… and with this I will single her out… Meri. From the word get-go, you have been giving it your all to help us, help me. From the moment you heard that I sing ten years ago, you have supported me in it and later on my brother too, being that voice of reason going “I know you guys do IT, but when will you sing?”. Thank you. Thank you for being the best friend anyone could ever hope for.

Seeing that I am writing this, I will put in a last part. Thank you, you, for motivating me to enter… and thank you, my brother Willem, for being the best brother one could ever hope for. I have been proud, and honoured, every moment that I have shared this journey with you. Our lives will never be the same again, and I look forward to sharing every moment of this very exciting next part of it with you.

Baie baie dankie, almal.

And to end, all I can say is “Watch this space!” There are big plans for the future, we are going to make a CD sometime soon, and we will be performing every chance we get. We look forward to meeting you!

-Louis and Willem.”


  1. Deborah Tyldesley Said,

    January 10, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    Hi Louis and Willem, I cannot wait for your CD to be released, your singing is awesome and extremely moving. Please hurry, I definitely want to buy your CD and be able to hear your wonderful voices again and again. Well Done Guys, it’s awesome to watch how good you are together. With best regards and loads of admiration. Debbie Tyldesley

  2. Aletta Said,

    February 6, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    Willem en Louis, julle mag! Buiten julle het nog net Pavarotti en Andrea bochelli my op my voete gehad> Ek wil so graag meer uitvind oor jul planne. Ons is Brandforters, 60km van Bloemfontein en wonder of u nie planne het om in hierdie geweste te kom optree nie?

  3. Louis Said,

    February 22, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    Wow, thank you so much Deborah! We are definitely about to record a CD, just looking for sponsers now… We have been actively learning new songs, which we would love to sing for people, until now, and yes, I think we are ready now to start the travels and recording…

    And Aletta, dankie vir jou ook, dis wonderlik om jou comment te kon lees. Eks so bly om te hoor jy het op jou voete wou spring, dis nogsteeds vir ons wonderlik dat mense ons so geniet… ons is gladnie gewoond aan so iets nie, ons vorige beroepe was maar bedees gewees.

    En ons sal graag in Brandforters kom optree, dink jy daar is so paar mense wat sal wil kom kyk? Email ons sommer asb by as jy dink daar is.

    Hoor graag van jou!


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