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Dean Geyer was my studio guest on 98.5 Sonshine FM this morning.

He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Australia with his family in 2001.

Last year he entered Channel Ten’s Australian Idol.

Leading up to the final of the competition, he was selected by both Mark Holden and former Australian Idol judge Ian Dickson as their favourite for winning the competition.

He eventually finished third but that was never going to stop him from having a career in the music industry. Last month he released his single If You Don’t Mean It, followed by the album, Rush.

It was an absolute pleasure to chat to Dean this morning.

He arrived after a very busy morning filled with interviews around Perth. His first appointment for the day was an appearance on Channel 9’s Today show which was broadcast from Perth this morning. With the two hour time difference between Western Australia and the east coast, the 6:00 a.m. start for the show became 4:00 a.m. Dean had to get up at 3:30 for his live appearance which got underway a little after 4:30 Perth time.

As well as being a great interview guest, Dean was kind enough to spend time with a few people at the radio station. Pauline and I let Emily and James take a couple of hours off school to drop in and say hello. Dean was more than happy to chat to them, even though his tight schedule still had plenty more appointments waiting.

If you’d like to hear our conversation, simply click play on the media player below.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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  • That did remind me of the morning I went riding with you…. think I got up a bit early because my watch still thought we were in NSW!!! I was rather early!!!

  • You let your children have time off school to meet some pretty boy who came third in a kareoke competition? I wish you were my dad.

  • Yip, I listened to the two of you. I didn’t follow Idol so I had no idea until recently I started to hear about him. Good on him, he made SA also proud! What can I say, we SA-cans now how to do things properly LOL 😉
    I immigrated in 1999! Dean you’re still a baby in Oz 🙂
    You should ask him next time if he can speak Afrikaans.

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