Idols’ Demi Lee: "I regret not pushing more boundaries"
Demi Lee has been all about breaking stereotypes on this year’s Idols, but as she becomes the latest person to leave the show she tells us she regrets never having to push stereotypes once more.
The 24 year old blonde from Durbanville, Cape Town, has surprised Idols fans not only with her amazing voice but also her love for English pop songs, even though she's completely Afrikaans. But Demi tells The Juice she only ever wanted the opportunity to break the stereotype of an Afrikaans singing blonde bombshell once more by singing a rock song live for her family.
"It was just sad last night because everyone flew up from Cape Town to watch the show and I didn't get through. It made me more upset than anything else, having them there and not being able to do the song I really wanted to do, Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine.”
She reveals that she had practiced the song for months and months in hopes that she would be able to sing it on the show, but it wasn’t to be, and she's sure that if she had been given the chance it would have changed everything.
Still, she says her family are proud of her and she's looking forward to a future in music - preferably in the genre of English pop - but the one things she's got out of her whole Idols experience is that she shouldn’t doubt herself and no matter how big the task, she can do it - even if it means singing an English rock song to her Afrikaans family!