Cape Town – The boy band FOUR took the crown at the grand finale of X Factor SA on Saturday night.The group was announced the first ever winners at the live show beating out fellow finalists Eliezer and Iziqhaza.FOUR walk away with a grand prize, worth R750 000 – including a Sony Music recording and management contract, R300 000 in cash and their very own personal sound studio, an album launch in partnership with Vodacom, R50 000 worth of wardrobe and styling, a tablet, a smartphone and data.The group consisting of Steven, Jethro and David hail from Cape Town and they are certainly close to attaining their dream of dream of being the biggest boy band in South Africa.We chatted to the group about their win, the X Factor experience and asked them to dish on some group secrets.Channel24:How does it feel to be SA’s first ever X factor winners?FOUR:It feels amazing. It’s unreal and overwhelming. It hasn’t sunk in yet.
Channel24:Did you at any moment think you would win?FOUR:We hoped we would win. You can’t explain the feeling. It’s always at the back of your mind that you could win but when it actually happens you still can’t believe you won.
Channel24:What was it like working with Oskido?FOUR:He taught us so much. We always say he is the godfather of house music. He has been around for decades. We are so grateful to have worked with someone like Oskido.
Channel24:What did you enjoy most about the experience?FOUR:The entire experience, Just being able to go out to perform in front of so many people every week, you get the feel for it and it builds your confidence. And everything we were taught with regards to different genres and styles. Every week was different.
Channel24:What are four interesting facts about the group that might surprise your fans?FOUR:1. David is the forgetful one and he can nap anywhere. Even on a bed of nails!2. Steven is the comedian.3. Jethro is the introvert4. The band was initially going to be made up of four members but we worked together so well together so well that we decided against getting another member. Initially we were against keeping the name FOUR but then found a new explanation. The fourth element could be God or our families or fans or the music.Get their new single I Do here.(Images: The X Factor SA/ SABC1)
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