Cape Town – It’s been a long journey for London Louw. After auditioning seven times he finally made it onto the Idols stage. And when he made it there, he went big.After being in the bottom three every week his luck ran out when he got voted off so close to the finale. We chatted to London about his Idols experience, his trip to the UK and what’s next.Channel24:After auditioning seven times you finally made it to the top 10 and then top 4, was the experience everything you thought it would be? Was it worth it?
London:Yes, I auditioned seven times. The experience has been draining, it has been stressful and very tiring. But it was worth it all. I couldn’t believe that after so many years of auditioning I was finally doing it, that I finally made it.
Channel24:You made Idols 'history' by being in the bottom three every week. How did you bounce back every week? How did you not let it affect your confidence?
London:I think I played a different game than the other contestants. All the other contestants were singing to win and I was singing not to get eliminated. I think that set me apart because we were playing trying to achieve different things. I think the turning point for me was the showstopper theme and that’s when people started taking me serious, because I became the underdog in the competition. I was very lucky in that game.
Channel24:What was the highlight of your UK trip?
London:Shopping! I’m not going lie! I got a new Louis Vuitton bag and I got a new tattoo. I got a tattoo on my leg of a chandelier and the lyrics of Sia’s song, ‘Help me, I'm holding on for dear life.’
That would be #IdolsSALondon with Amy Winehouse at Madame Tussauds. #IdolsSAA photo posted by Idols South Africa (@idolssa) on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:06am PST
That would be #IdolsSALondon with Amy Winehouse at Madame Tussauds. #IdolsSA
A photo posted by Idols South Africa (@idolssa) on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:06am PST
Channel24:What's the one song you would have loved to perform on Idols that you didn't get to?
London:I would have loved to perform All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor. This week I prepared I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Nothing Compares and Born This Way.Channel24:What’s next for you?London:In all honesty, everything is up in the air, I have no idea what’s next. But I know that I have to start working and get my foot in the door somewhere.
Channel24:Will you be going back to Stardust?London:I do want to. I miss Stardust, it’s an amazing place to work. I will probably make a few appearances here and there. Stardust taught me to do different genres. I think the reason I was so good at versatility was because of what Stardust has taught me.Watch Idols on M-Net (101) and Mzansi Magic (161) on Sundays at 17:00.
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