From the chanting of Khaya's name at the Mosaiek Teatro in Fairland, in between ad breaks, it was, as it admittedly has been since his audition, pointing to a landslide victory for Mthethwa.
Radio personality Lupi Ngcayisa, who spearheaded a 'voterthon' in support of Mthethwa, sang the winner's praises."Since inception we've had amazingly gifted black singers, who fell by the wayside, because they didn't enjoy the support of voters," he said."With Khaya, blacks stood up, got together, mobilised, and voted."Alison said she was anxious to get into studio.
Though M-Net would not reveal the difference in the number of votes between Mthethwa and Alison, apparently more than 3million votes were cast in the past week.
A member of Joyous Celebration and a staunch Christian, he would not answer questions on the genre of his upcoming debut album.
The compound, hidden under the picturesque port city perched on cliffs above the sea, was built by the British and served as the staging ground for major naval operations.
The British military withdrew in 1979 and the compound was abandoned for almost 40 years.
Toya De Lazey, Jack Parrow and Freshlyground sang in between.
Some rooms have been vandalised, but traces of the military apparatus that once occupied the complex still remain.
Edward Tsumele Edward Tsumele Mzansi artistes gather in Tshwane tomorrow to pray for the nation.
The Malta Heritage Trust, a non-governmental preservation group, began the multi-million dollar restoration of the site in 2009.
Malta is now restoring the 28,000 square metres (300,000 square feet) of tunnels, planning to open a huge section to the public.