South African singer named next international country superstar

South African singer named next international country superstar

Apple TV+ unveiled their winner for the ground-breaking music competition series “My Kind of Country” and she’s South African.

Micaela Kleinsmith

Apple TV+ has unveiled Micaela Kleinsmith as the winner of 'My Kind of Country', the new music competition series from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and executive producer/multi-Grammy Award-winning star, Kacey Musgraves. 

As the winner, Micaela Kleinsmith will receive a life-changing experience from Apple, including global exposure across the Apple TV+ and Apple Music platforms.

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Micaela Kleinsmith, originally championed by Orville Peck, won over the scouts hearts with her incredible vocals and visible growth as an Artist throughout the journey on “My Kind of Country.” 

In the final episodes, premiering today on Apple TV+, Kleinsmith sings both an original song 'Stupid Love', as well as a unique cover of The Band Perry’s 'If I Die Young'.

'My Kind Of Country' saw 12 talented global artists compete under guidance from trailblazing scouts Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck in this critically acclaimed music competition that searches the globe for artists who don’t fit the traditional country mold.

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Bullied heavily as a child, music became the Cape Town-born singer's escape and her coping mechanism. When she discovered that she could sing and that people were taking notice, Micaela began using her newfound talent as a way to make friends. 

She started writing songs at the age of fourteen and continued to rise as an artist, eventually landing a spot on South Africa’s Idols in 2016. When Micaela is singing, the emotion, passion and raw talent is immediately apparent to anyone who listens. 

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