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2014-02-18 15:40

Cape Town - South Africa’s own YouTube sensation, 18-year-old Filipa, won the search for the best One Direction cover of their smash hit Story of My Life.

The competition, which began in January with 26 finalists, was driven by public vote and each week a number of contestants were eliminated. Filipa walked away with top honours ahead of X-Factor UK’s twins Jedward (who placed second) and X-Factor US finalist Josh Levi (who placed third).

We had Filipa, who found out she won at 03:00 this morning, drop in at our studio to talk about her sudden fame. 

Watch the interview here:

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