Paxton Fielies has had an incredible journey –all the way to the final of Idols South Africa. We have a feeling that her success on the show is only the beginning!
Paxton is the youngest contestant on this season of the singing competition. The 17-year-old was first noticed after a video of herself singing in her school playground in Belhar went viral.
It’s no surprise that, after sharing more videos of herself singing, she was encouraged by her peers and family members to enter Idols. She was finally convinced to enter the competition by her mother – and we’re so happy she did.
Watch the video that went viral on social media:
Read on to see what she has to say about the show, her ultimate crush and more.
What’s your favourite song to perform?
My favourite song to perform would have to be Careless Whisper.
Who is your ultimate music icon?
Rihanna. She’s done a great job at building her brand and she was a teen when she broke into the industry as well. Also, she’s very dedicated to her music.
What is your favourite performance on Idols SA to date?
Side To Side, when I hit the whistle.
Who’s your ultimate celeb crush?
My celebrity crush, musically, is Drake. From a movie-star perspective, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Which local musician would you like to collaborate with the most?
Shekinah or Vusi Nova.
And which international musician? Why?
Either Tori Kelly, because she has an amazing voice, or Lauryn Hill – she’s such a legend!
How has the Idols experience changed your life?
It has changed my life drastically! I’ve grown so much – not only as an artist, but as a person too.
What’s the one song you can’t get enough of right now?
Craig Lucas’s Smother.
What TV series do you love?
I watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians quite often.
Have you always wanted to be a singer? When did you realise this was what you want to do with your life?
I didn’t know what I wanted to do but, funnily enough, all I ever did was sing. Once I discovered that it was a passion of mine, I was sold – I’m doing what I love and I’m loving what I do.
Paxton has been showered with love and support from fans all over South Africa:
— Liesl Laurie (@LieslLaurie) November 12, 2017
Paxton is killing me softly!! ❤💣#IdolsPaxton
— R O S E – A N N (@RoseAnnC97) November 5, 2017
— Karabo Mokgoko 🦄 (@Karabo_Mokgoko) November 12, 2017
— BBdub (@theebeautyforte) November 12, 2017
Do you have a message for everyone who has supported you?
Yes, I do. I would like to say thank you so much for being a part of this incredible journey. Receiving so much love and support is truly overwhelming.
Paxton will be going head to head with 25-year-old Mthokozisi Ndaba in the grand final of Idols SA this Sunday, 19 November on DSTV channel 161 at 5pm.
— Idols South Africa (@IdolsSA) November 16, 2017
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