Sun Dec 04 05:56:32 SAST 2016

Thami shrugs off Idols loss and hits the ground running

By Lesley Mofokeng Entertainment Editor | 2016-12-01 08:43:03.0 | COMMENTS [ 15 ]

He may have missed the Idols SA title by a whisker, but Thami Shobede has not wasted time moping about.

Shobede from Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal, who is based in Johannesburg, said he planned to hit the ground running after Noma Khumalo of Pieter- maritzburg won the popular Mzansi Magic singing reality contest on Sunday. She beat him with some 50000 votes of about 14 million cast at the finale.

He said he was not focusing on the past but charging ahead to pursue his dream. "I'm okay, I'm taking it better than I thought I would. I think it's the pride of making it that far. I performed until there was nothing of me left to perform.

"My biggest letdown was realising that there's nothing a runner-up gets. The winner takes everything, that hurt me a little, but I will get over it."

Shobede is grateful of the support that carried him through the top 10 up to the finals at Carnival City in Brakpan.

"I don't have words for people who supported me, a simple thank you is not enough. They have been kind to me and still show me love, I see it in their eyes when they approach me ... the hugs and the selfies we take. Sometimes it gets overwhelming but I appreciate it."

As for his plans, he has cast his eyes on other platforms in addition to music. "I'm trying to force my way back into TV again. I spoke to a radio station as I would like to explore possibilities there too."

His fans will have to wait a little longer, as the contract for Idols stipulates that he has to release an album only after the winner has released hers. Khumalo is scheduled to release hers next month.

Shobede said: "The biggest thing I learnt from the show is who I am and who I could be. I have been very reserved, and I thought that my soul was at its best in my quietness as a singer, but the show transformed me and I became the loudest singer."

 

 

Download our App
Download our Apple App Download our Android App

 

COMMENTS [ 15 ]

Login OR Join up TO COMMENT

mgijimi

NO NEWS HERE

2016-12-01 08:48:41.0 | 0 replies

ThandieT

I don't know were to start from.I have a lot of happiness in life and want to share it. Many years i had worked but without progress.I have a good friend whose life i always admired,i decided to talk to her about my struggles,she told me about a traditional healer that can help.I got scared at first but i want to thank her for turning my dreams in to a reality,now as i speak,i am paid what i deserve,am on the board of the company,I also started a business,my daughter is running it and it's going well. I shared this so that anyone out there that is not happy with their lives; having problems,failing,should do whatever you can to see Mama Zula. You can contact her on: +27 784 99 8382.

2016-12-01 09:03:02.0 | 0 replies

INTERLECTA

I am changing my surname to Van der Merwe or Mbata

2016-12-01 09:03:10.0 | 0 replies

Babigall

You go boy!!

2016-12-01 09:04:02.0 | 0 replies

mynameismadubula

so all people who can sing hails from KZN, ea Jakop Zuma, Lindelani, Thami?

2016-12-01 09:04:38.0 | 2 replies

INTERLECTA

That is where the looting truck off loads our hard earned cash they looted to fund Shishilisa Ntombezana#Tribalists

2016-12-01 09:12:19.0 | 0 replies

s.cold

SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SON ,IM HAPPY UKUTHI YOUR EYES ARE NOW OPEN,,WE HAVE EVERYTHING THERE,,YOU ARE WELCOME TO CROSS-OVER FROM BEING A SHANGANE TO BE UMZULU

2016-12-01 10:26:15.0 | 1 replies

mynameismadubula

if I can get a Zulu girl maybe, we know we Shangaans, when we marry a Sotho or Pedi, Tswana or Zulu, the guy will speak that language, and their kids.

2016-12-01 10:31:15.0 | 1 replies

s.cold

GET A ZULU BIACH,,, DONT WASTE TIME BALAHLILE

2016-12-01 11:04:29.0 | 0 replies

Hlanyoz

Sure boy even though you got nothing, but soon uzobona you will have everything

2016-12-01 09:11:49.0 | 1 replies

s.cold

ISTABANE LENTO LE

2016-12-01 10:26:33.0 | 0 replies

SboN

Hes got potential, that's for sure.

2016-12-01 10:09:49.0 | 0 replies

B2theK

You go boy. You are destined for great things.

2016-12-01 12:37:45.0 | 0 replies

Brigen

Hope the boy wont stay to long to release his album...

2016-12-01 12:45:46.0 | 0 replies

sekhethu

Just because Idols did not did the right thing for Mmatema last season, now they think they redeem their mistake? Last year the idol winner was Mmatema and this time Thami finish and klaar.

2016-12-01 13:36:11.0 | 0 replies
X