SA singer tells of sudden fame after winning Ryan Seacrest talent search

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:


  • Adrian Snyman229 - 2014-02-18 14:41

    Down to earth ... Congrats, and we hope to hear more from you soon

      Lesiba Isrom - 2014-02-19 06:33

      well done nd keep it up

  • Koz Ikan - 2014-02-18 14:44

    well done filipa, you deserve it... absolutely totally brilliant.... hope to hear and see a lot more of you in the future...

  • mark.q.jackson - 2014-02-18 16:23

    Dam she is VERY GOOD and will go very far in the music industry- Wishing you the very best Filipa..

  • miguel75 - 2014-02-18 18:02

    Well done Filipa, brilliant!

  • Sharen Thaveshni Lablache - 2014-02-18 22:55

    You are a really home grown star, very proud of you, live your dreams!

  • Jay Ladden - 2014-02-18 23:50

    her fame will most likely end as suddenly as it came. she's really no different than millions of other girls singing other people's music. plus her choice of song to cover makes her a wallflower in a world with unique artists

  • De Wet Joubert - 2014-02-19 09:25

    Who the F keeps downvoting all these positive comments???? And wtf Jay Ladden?? Jeez guy rather go comment on something where you are needed. . . Like the articles no one ever reads!! I think it's amazing how she got to where she is! Well done Fallipa.

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