Nandipha Pantsi
1 minute read
29 Jan 2016
1:06 pm

Kelly and Sifiso are my biggest competitors – Busiswa

Nandipha Pantsi

Clash Of The Choirs choirmaster, Busiswa Gqulu, is already feeling the pressure in the competition.

Kwaito singer Busiswa at the Feather Awards on November 12, 2014 at Urban Tree in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards honour celebrities and personalities who inspire the South African Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Intersex (LGBTI) community. (Photo by Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu)

The Lahla singer is leading the KwaZulu Natal choir and says there are high expectations from the public and her choir members.

“KwaZulu Natal has won this competition twice before, so there is a lot of pressure on me,” she says. “I also feel like I have the hopes and dreams of all my choir members in my hands and I don’t want to disappoint them.”

Gqulu admits that she is in a disadvantage because she doesn’t have any choral experience.

“People like Kelly [Khumalo] and Sifiso [Ncwane] are my biggest competition because they are performers who also have experiences of being in a choir, but I have a lot of faith in the people that I’ve selected to be part of my team.”

Speaking on her game plan to winning the competition, Gqulu says.

“My strategy is to outperform all the other choirs. All he choirs in the competition can sing, but not everyone can put on an entertaining show. That is what we are going to do.”