After watching the video, the thing that amazed me the most was not only his singing skills but the mere sight of his outfit on NZ national TV! A plain white tee, a hoodie and a pair of white jandals (aka Japanese slippers, flip flops, sandals, etc)!
Maori Television doesn't allow embedding of the video due to copyright, click on the link to watch the video and be amazed of the laid back-ness of his overall look (albeit Dane needs some training but I do think he can sing): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiUZbvVvSCM
As the saying goes, "There's no place like New Zealand" - literally, I don't think there is any other country/TV show that would allow jandals on the set!
Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against jandals. I think I have 5 pairs? (hey, I'm a tropical girl!) I guess there's a time and place for every pair of shoes, you know? My favourite and most trusty pair of jandals has been with me for the past 3 years....they last a long time :)
Well, I hope Dane Moeke wins the competition 'cos this is his 3rd time trying and he looks like a sweetie pie. My vote goes to him! Hopefully, with that cash prize he can go buy a pair of shoes.