Contrary to the many predictions that Twitterville has made about what genre Idols' contestant Yanga Sobetwa will follow, suggesting that she should follow in the footsteps of Zahara and Amanda Black, the 16-year-old wants to be a gospel singer.
The youngest of the four remaining contestants, who has risen to be a viewers favourite over the weeks, said that as a born-again Christian she wants to bring young people closer to God by using music as her ministry.
“I want to do different styles of gospel music. From pop, jazz, soul, afro-soul and rock if possible,” said the Cape Town-born singer.
“I have a vision and a purpose that God has given me to fulfil. And I think for me to reach it, I should use the route of music to get there.”
Yanga took to stage last week to sing her very first gospel song, a local traditional song "Avulekile Amasango" backed by Soweto Gospel Choir, after weeks of singing many other songs from various artists such as Zahara and even one artist from Somizi, Jennifer Hudson.