Picture of the day: Vincent Bones takes the Idols crown

All previous Idols SA voting records were broken this year as Vincent Bones won the coveted first prize with an incredible vote of 24,364,245. The main prize the 30-year-old from Pietermaritzburg received was a recording contract with Universal Music Africa.

Vincent Bones wins Idols 2014. Picture Credit: Twitter 

He also received several other prizes, including a R700 000 cash prize from headline sponsor Telkom, M-Net and Mzansi Magic; a 24-month SmartHome Supreme internet connectivity package from Telkom including a 55-inch Samsung SmartTV, a wi-fi router, a 3G mi-fi router, a range extender, and 100GB data, worth R50 000.

He also drove away in a R247 300 Ford Fiesta Titanium with award-winning 1 litre Ecoboost Engine from Ford South Africa; R80 000 worth of fashion from Truworths; a Shure ULXD Digital Wireless system and personal monitoring system worth R118 000; R60 000 worth of Yamaha musical equipment; and a DStv Explora decoder and three months DStv Premium subscription worth R4 219.