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'I'm ready for a solo career'

By unknown | Apr 22, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

Singing sensation Lindel Moonsamy, pictured, who was eliminated from Idols, says he is proud to be the first Indian to get this far in the competition.

Moonsamy, 23, from Durban, told Sowetan that he was glad to exit the competition on a high note. His fairy-tale in the competition ended on Monday night after he received few public votes.

"I know I didn't start the competition well. However, as the competition progressed, I found my feet. In my book the Sunday performance was my best ever in this competition," he said.

"I am shocked that I have to leave but I understand that this is a competition. I am proud of my achievement."

He said his main purpose for entering the competition has been accomplished.

"I entered this competition to get exposure. If I had won the competition it would have been a bonus."

Moonsamy, who left his job as a business analyst to compete in the show, said he wanted to focus on his music career.

"Though I was a singer entertaining people at weddings and churches, I never took music seriously. However, that has changed because I want to pursue a solo career. I have learnt a lot in this competition and I am ready to start my own career."


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