The competition maybe over , but for Eric Moyo, a fabulous career has just begun! The tension and excitement at The Bomas in Nairobi was off the hook as the Top 2 and the rest of your favourite contestants performed an unforgettable set.
The heat was on in Obama Kampla as the finale got underway. The 27 year old guy from Bulawayo versus the 19 year old girl from Kampala was the battle of the day.
The finale proved to be an extremely emotional culmination to the hectic Idols calendar and while singing his choice for the night, “When A Man Loves A Woman,” Eric’s cool as usual façade crumbled, his voice cracked and he was choked up with tears as he noticed his parents in the crowd for the first time this season.
Buoyed up by the good energy in the audience he managed to collect himself, earning a huge round of applause, but the tears were back as Lebo revealed that he had won. For the second time that night, Eric performed the song specially written for him by the guys at SonyBMG - “This Is My Everything” – and for the second time that night he cried openly, hugging runner-up Nicolette and the rest of the Top 10 as they emerged from the wings to congratulate him.
Now winning this show may be the highlight of his life, but, that is only the beginning. Now that he has won, the hard work really starts as Eric will be flying down to SA to record his single, heard first on Idols, and to start work on his much anticipated album.
Congratulations Eric you truely deserved to win! You were in a league of your own. All the best in your music career.