It was the only Michael Jackson competition on South African radio. It was Algoa FM's biggest competition of all time! The winner had been announced... and then, very sadly... the King of Pop passed away.
Claudette van Zyl of East London was the lucky winner of an incredible prize package, which included a three day/two night stay in London with VIP seats to see Michael Jackson “live” at the O2 Arena.
His untimely passing prior to any of his concerts materialising literally had van Zyl in a spin. However, she has been given the assurance by Algoa FM that her trip to London will go ahead and that an alternative concert will be sourced.
Although Van Zyl will miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Michael Jackson perform, the station has given her the go-ahead to choose from a selection of the many top acts scheduled to perform in London, which include the likes of Spandau Ballet; Tom Jones and Michael Bolton.
Says Van Zyl: “I won't be seeing the legendary Michael Jackson, but I am excited to have the chance to see a world-class show in London.”