Idool 2011

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Idool 2011
Hosted by Koen Wauters, Kris Wauters
Judges Jean Blaute
Sylvia Van Driesche
Wouter Van Belle
Koen Buyse
Winner Kevin Kayirangwa
Runner-upKato Callebaut
Original network VTM
Original releaseFebruary 2 (2011-02-02) 
May 20, 2011 (2011-05-20)
Season chronology
Idool 2007

Idool 2011 is the fourth season of Idool. A talent show based on the British talent show Pop Idol. It premiered on February 2, 2011. [1] after an absence for four years.


The brothers Koen Wauters and Kris Wauters returned as a host for the fourth time while of the former judges only Jean Blaunt remained at the panel.

Prior to the kick-off of the broadcast an internet viewer had a chance to receive an online wildcard as the most voted online applicant. Saartje D'haveloose won and automatically qualified for the first live show of the 15 semifinalts. [2]

The cast of the show released a single called "More To Me" which went straight to no. 1 at the Flemish Ultratop 50 Single Charts.


(ages stated at time of contest)

ContestantAgeHometownVoted OffLiveshow Theme
Kevin Kayirangwa 20 Antwerp 22 April 2011
Grand Finale
Kato Callebaut19 Leuven 20 May 2007
Kristof De Cleyn28 Brecht 13 May 2007Choices
Maureen Vanherberghen23 Hoegaarden 6 May 2007Foute Muziek
Dennis De Neyer19 Sint-Genesius-Rode 29 April 2007Dance & In Da Mix
Manuel Palomo23 Bruges
Devon Vancuyl21 Ostend 15 April 2007Idool in Love
Lora Van Hooff20 Lanaken 8 April 2011In Symphony
Jonas Cole27 Sint-Niklaas 1 April 2011Made in Belgium
Alyssa Luypaert18 Brussels 25 March 2011Back to the 90s

Live Shows

Top 15 – Contestants Choice

Group Performance: "More To Me"

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Astrid Wittevrongel"Firework" (Katy Perry)Eliminated
Devon Vancuyl"I'm Yours" (Jason Mraz)Safe
Lora Van Hooff"Take A Bow" (Rihanna)Bottom 10
Gregory Van Walle"DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" (Usher feat. Pitbull)Eliminated
Maureen Vanherberghen"Rolling in the Deep" (Adele)Safe
Kristof De Cleyn"Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls)Bottom 10
Nour Lahdo"I'm Like a Bird" (Nelly Furtado)Eliminated
Dennis De Neyer"You Give Me Something" (James Morrison)Safe
Alyssa Luypaert"Put Your Records On" (Corinne Bailey Rae)Bottom 10
Falko De Bolster "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (Kylie Minogue)Eliminated
Saartje D'haveloose"Kiss Me" (Sixpence None the Richer)Eliminated
Jonas Cole"Human Nature" (Michael Jackson)Safe
Manuel Palomo"Everything" (Michael Bublé)Bottom 10
Kevin Kayirangwa"Just the Way You Are" (Bruno Mars)Bottom 10
Kato Callebaut "Dancing On My Own" (Robyn)Safe

Top 10 – Back to the 90s

Guest Judge: David Hasselhof
Group Performance: "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" (feat. Rozalla)

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Kristof De Cleyn"Alive" (Pearl Jam)Safe
Maureen Vanherberghen"I'm Every Woman" (Whitney Houston)Safe
Kato Callebaut"Torn" (Natalie Imbruglia)Safe
Manuel Palomo"Smooth" (Carlos Santana feat. Rob Thomas)Safe
Alyssa Luypaert"Waiting for Tonight" (Jennifer Lopez)Eliminated
Lora Van Hooff"Show Me Love" (Robin S.)Bottom 2
Kevin Kayirangwa"Cosmic Girl" (Jamiroquai)Safe
Devon Vancuyl"Lemon Tree" (Fool's Garden)Safe
Dennis De Neyer"Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Deep Blue Something)Bottom 3
Jonas Cole"Stars" (Simply Red)Safe

Top 9 - Made in Belgium

Guest Judge: Alex Callier
Group Performance: "Anger Never Dies" (feat. Hooverphonic)

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Kevin Kayirangwa"Dance All Night" (Brahim)Safe
Dennis De Neyer"You and Me (In My Pocket)" (Milow)Safe
Lora Van Hooff"Risin'" (Natalia)Bottom 3
Jonas Cole"Through Before We Started" (Soulsister)Eliminated
Kristof De Cleyn"Scars" (Stan Van Samang)Bottom 2
Maureen Vanherberghen "Mad About You" (Hooverphonic)Safe
Manuel Palomo"Wrong" (Novastar)Safe
Devon Vancuyl"Never Get Enough" (Das Pop)Safe
Kato Callebaut"Crazy Vibes" (Selah Sue)Safe

Top 8 - In Symphony

Guest Judge: Marco Borsato
Group Performance: "Rood"

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Devon Vancuyl"Have a Nice Day" (Stereophonics)Bottom 2
Kristof De Cleyn"Beautiful Day" (U2)Safe
Kato Callebaut"Someone Like You" (Adele)Safe
Manuel Palomo"Englishman in New York" (Sting)Safe
Lora Van Hooff"Crazy" (Gnarls Barkley)Eliminated
Dennis De Neyer"Viva la Vida" (Coldplay)Safe
Kevin Kayirangwa"Apologize" (OneRepublic)Bottom 3
Maureen Vanherberghen"Release Me" (Agnes Carlsson)Safe

Top 7 - Idool in Love

Guest Judge: Alexis Jordan
Guest Performance: "Happiness"

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Manuel Palomo"Everlasting Love" (Love Affair)Bottom 3
Maureen Vanherberghen"Jungle Drum" (Emilíana Torrini)Safe
Devon Vancuyl"Hey There Delilah" (Plain White T's)Eliminated
Dennis De Neyer"Half of My Heart" (John Mayer)Bottom 2
Kevin Kayirangwa"Forget You" (Cee Lo Green)Safe
Kristof De Cleyn"Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak)Safe
Kato Callebaut"Price Tag" (Jessie J)Safe

Top 6.1 - Rock

Guest Judge: Ray Cokes
Guest Performance: "The Candyshop" (The Baseballs)
Group Performance: "We Will Rock You"

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Manuel Palomo"Animal" (Neon Trees)Bottom 3
Kato Callebaut"You Oughta Know" (Alanis Morissette)Safe
Dennis De Neyer"Behind Blue Eyes" (The Who)Safe
Kristof De Cleyn"Jolene" (The White Stripes)Safe
Kevin Kayirangwa"Beat It" (Fall Out Boy feat. John Mayer)Saved
Maureen Vanherberghen"Heavy Cross" (The Gossip)Bottom 2

Top 6.2 - Dance & In Da Mix

Guest Judge: Regi Penxten
Group Performance: "Love Generation" (feat. Bob Sinclar)

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Kato Callebaut"Hello" (Martin Solveig)Safe
"Walk On Water" (Milk Inc.)
Kristof De Cleyn"Rain Down on Me" (DJ Tiesto)Safe
"Paparazzi" (Lady Gaga)
Maureen Vanherberghen"No Stress" (Laurent Wolf)Bottom 3
"Poker Face" (Lady Gaga)
Manuel Palomo"Cooler than Me" (Mike Posner)Eliminated
"More to Me" (Idool 2011 finalists)
Kevin Kayirangwa"More" (Usher)Safe
"Black and Gold" (Sam Sparro)
Dennis De Neyer"Human" (The Killers)Eliminated
"We All Are Dancing" (Yoav)

Top 4 - Foute Muziek

Guest Judge: Sven Ornelis & Kurt Rogiers
Group Performance:

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Kato Callebaut"Dancing Queen" (ABBA)Bottom 2
"Het is een nacht" (Guus Meeuwis)
Kevin Kayirangwa"The Edge of Heaven" (Wham!)Safe
"Suzanne" (VOF de Kunst)
Kristof De Cleyn"I Was Made for Lovin' You" (Kiss)Safe
"Een beetje verliefd" (André Hazes)
Maureen Vanherberghen"9 to 5" (Dolly Parton)Eliminated
"Ik ben verliefd op jou" (Paul Severs)

Top 3 - Choices

Guest Judge: Dan Karaty
Group Performance:

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Kristof De Cleyn"Little Lion Man" (Mumford & Sons)Eliminated
"Wheels" (Foo Fighters)
"Always on the Run" (Lenny Kravitz)
Kevin Kayirangwa"Yeah 3x" (Chris Brown)Safe
"Señorita" (Justin Timberlake)
"He's Misstra Know-It-All" (Stevie Wonder)
Kato Callebaut"The Writer" (Ellie Goulding)Safe
"I Wrote the Book" (Beth Ditto)
"Samson" (Regina Spektor)

Top 2 - Finale

Guest Judge: Natalia
Group Performance:

OrderContestantSong (Original Artist)Result
Kevin Kayirangwa"Master Blaster (Jammin')" (Stevie Wonder)Winner
"Forget You" (CeeLo Green)
"Drop a Little" (duet with Natalia)
"She's Got Moves" (Kevin Kayirangwa)
Kato Callebaut"Pack Up" (Eliza Doolittle)Runner-up
"Dancing on My Own" (Robyn)
"I Want You Back" (duet with Natalia)
"The Joker" (Kato Callebaut)

Elimination Chart

FemaleMaleTop 15Top 10Winner
SafeSafe FirstSafe LastEliminatedJudges' Save
Stage:Top 15Finals
1 Kevin Kayirangwa JudgesBottom 3SavedWinner
2Kato CallebautViewersBottom 2Runner-Up
3Kristof De CleynJudgesBottom 2Elim
4Maureen VanherberghenViewersBottom 2Bottom 3Elim
5-6 Dennis De Neyer ViewersBottom 3Bottom 2Elim
Manuel PalomoJudgesBottom 3Bottom 3
7Devon VancuylViewersBottom 2Elim
8Lora Van HooffJudgesBottom 2Bottom 3Elim
9Jonas ColeViewersElim
10Alyssa LuypaertJudgesElim
SemiAstrid WittevrongelElim
Falko De Bolster
Gregory Van Walle
Nour Lahdo
Saartje D'haveloose

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