Cape Town – Innocentia Siba reached the end of her Idols SA journey in the latest episode of the reality show.
The 30-year-old teacher who hails from the North West province did not secure enough votes from the public to make it to top 9.
Innocentia was a firm favourite of the judges from the get-go, she progressed with ease to each round and won the wild card vote to make it to top 10.
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What chatted to Inno about her Idols SA journey, being the oldest contestant in the competition and find out what's next for her.
Why did you decide to audition for Idols this season?
I decided to audition for Idols this season because I wanted to follow my dream as a singer and I have been suppressing that for so long, and I felt that since it will be my last year being able to audition for this competition. Let me just go. I honestly didn't know the outcomes would be so great for me.
You were the oldest contestant in the competition, did you feel any pressure?
In terms of being the oldest contestant in the competition, the pressure is there all the time whether you are older or not. For me, specifically, the pressure was with song choice.
What was the most important thing you learnt on your Idols journey?
The most important thing that I learned on my Idols journey is that I can do more than I think I can and that I am way better than I expected. I have grown so much. I have learned so much from my coaches and my peers in the competition. And the truth is everyone is a lifelong learner depending on how you look at it. I am truly happy with everything that I have learned. I will grow from here on and use it to pursue my music further.
Was there any song that you wish you could have sung in the competition?
The one song I wish I could have sing is Bhutiza by Moby Dixon and the late singer, Nichume. But sadly, I left the competition.
What's next for you, will you go back to teaching?
I want to pursue music. I hope that the doors will open. I know that you have to have that extra special thing that South Africa will connect with and I realise that now it is time for me to go back to my thinking and vision board and start restructuring my vision and my goals. For now, I am going to be doing music and tutoring on the side, but I will also be working on my social media. To make money, I will be tutoring. I am hoping to get gigs. It is a bit of stretch for me, but I am hoping for the best.
Tune in to Idols SA Sundays at 17:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161).
Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.