‘Idols SA’: KZN’s Shekhinah ‘shocked and confused’ about being voted out

2012-09-06 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL’S Shekhinah Donnell is still in shock after being voted out of Idols SA Tuesday.

Although she sang a beautiful rendition of Lady Gaga’s chart-topping hit Marry The Night in the hope that the judges would save her, Shekhinah was disappointed to learn that it was the end of the road.

She said: “I guess I am confused. It is shocking and scary. It will sink in later.”

She told The Witness she didn’t expect to go home as she had never been in the bottom three.

“It is hectic. I wasn’t prepared and didn’t think I’d leave. I will have to handle this situation,” she added.

But despite the disappointment, one thing is certain: fans haven’t heard the last of the Queensburgh High School matric pupil, who has plans to make it big in the music industry.

One of those plans is moving to Johannesburg after completing matric.

“I am definitely trying to make as many contacts as I can. I am hoping someone will sign me,” she said.

Shekhinah (17) has been juggling her school work and rehearsals for the reality show.

She returned to Durban yesterday morning and went straight to school, where a welcoming party was organised for her.

She thanked everyone who supported her and said she hoped they would continue to support her in the future.

One person who has stuck by her from day one is her father, Phillip Donnell, who was also very shocked by the elimination.

“We were hoping for top three or four,” said Donnell.

The proud father has a lot of faith in his daughter and believes that the show has created a lot of opportunities for her.

“The idea was to make the most of the exposure. She has always wanted to get into the music industry and has now met a lot of people,” he said.

KZN’s Khaya Mthethwa is one of the five remaining contestants who will battle it out for the title.

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