EXCLUSIVE: Centurion local, Stefan Benz, receives an 'American Idol' golden ticket

EXCLUSIVE: Centurion local, Stefan Benz, receives an 'American Idol' golden ticket

Take a listen as we talk to Stefan Benz, a proudly South African singer-songwriter who recently made waves when he appeared on 'American Idol'.

Stefan Benz interview American Idol golden ticket exclusive

If there’s one thing South Africans love, it’s when other South Africans make us proud on the international stage.

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And world watch out because Stefan Benz is coming in hot and he is ready to show everyone across the world what he’s got.

If you have not yet heard the name, take note because this 16-year-old is a super-talented star in the making. 

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It all started when he went for his 'American Idol' audition and stunned the judges, which includes music royalty Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

The panel was so impressed that they gave him the coveted golden ticket, which is a contestant’s one-way ticket to the Hollywood live shows.

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Since then, he’s been rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in music on the Grammys red carpet and has released his own music.

As we wait in anticipation to see where his 'American Idol' journey takes him, Rob Forbes and Rozanne McKenzie had a wonderful chat with Stefan to find out how fame has changed his life and if he has any insider Idols secrets he can share:

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