The competition on Idols SA is heating up as the contestants battle it out to emerge victorious. Succedor Zitha, is one of the hopefuls that believes that this year is his year. As an openly gay contestant on the popular singing competition, Succedor hopes to inspire and influence other young and old queers to live their best live through their talent.
Briefly.co.za sat with Succedor to learn about how the competition is going and his plans for the future.
1. Can you take us through the process of being in a singing competition?
Being in a singing competition is so harder than what people think it is. All the preparations that are done for your performances are hectic and need you to be strong, because every week you're going to be challenged to sing outside your comfort zone. As challenging as it is, it's also a great experience because you tap into sides of your singing you never even knew you have.
2. What were your expectations when you entered? Have they been met?
My expectations when I entered the competition was to create a fan base for myself so that even after the competition people would know about me and still support me and buy my music and follow my journey as I branch into the entertainment industry.
3. What has been your most memorable moment during the competition?
My most memorable moment during the competition is every time I perform. I love being on stage and pouring my soul out and doing what I love.
4. How do you feel about your chances of winning?
The competition is very unpredictable as it's been all these years. So with me giving it my all every Sunday and people voting hard for me, I might make it to the finish line.
5. What do you believe you learnt from Idols SA so far that will help you as a solo artist?
I learned a lot from Idols SA so far, especially the technical side of things. I've also learned how to strengthen my voice with certain vocal warm ups and also how to hold it together on stage even if you feel like nerves want to overpower you.
6. Who is your favorite judge and why?
I personally like all 3 judges, coz they are always honest with what they say to me and they give me critics to better myself for the next time I perform.
7. What advice would you give others wishing to enter singing competitions?
They must be ready physically, emotionally and mentally for all the hard work.
8. If you could collaborate with any Mzansi artist, who would it be?
Kabza de Small & DJ Maphorisa
9. How do you wish to use your platform to promote LGBTQI rights?
I feel like most gay man are scared to embrace who they are on a platform like this because of how they'll be judged. I'm a living testament that our dreams as the LGBTQI are also valid.
10. As an openly gay man, have you faced any obstacles related to prejudice and discrimination while trying to break into the entertainment industry?
Well this is my first time trying to break into the entertainment industry. And as much as some viewers have discriminating things to say, I haven't faced any obstacles related to prejudice and discrimination inside the competition.
11. Why should Mzansi vote for you to be the next Idol?
Mzansi should vote for me to be the next Idol, because performing for Mzansi has always been a dream of mine, I pour out my my heart every Sunday and they will always be entertained.
Briefly.co.za had previously reported that My Yoki Yoki singer Vhudi has confirmed that there's an album on the way. In an exclusive interview with Briefly.co.za, the musician also dismissed claims that he has signed a contract with any record label.
The star was recently booted out of Idols SA and many viewers speculated that the judges had to let him go because he has already found a stable.
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