Berry is the Idols SA 2021 (Season 17) winner

Berry, Idols SA 2021 (Season 17) winner

Berry whose real name is ‘Berenike Trytsman’ has been crowned as the Idols SA 2021 (Season 17) winner during a spectacular live finale tonight on Sunday 21 November 2021.

After weeks of gruelling competition and over 12 million votes cast, Berenike ‘Berry’ Trytsman was crowned the winner. Shortly after being crowned winner Berry said she was ‘overwhelmed’, ‘grateful’ and ‘so happy’.

In a first for the long-running reality singing competition the top three were made up of women.

It was a musical feast at some of SA’s top artists, such as last season’s winner Zama, Musa Keys, Sir Trill and Nobantu Vilakazi, Mafikizolo, Oskido, Busta 929, and Mzu M performed.

Along with the title, Berry became an instant millionaire, scored a record deal with Kalawa Jazmee Records and walked away with a package of other prizes listed below from Idols SA sponsors.

  • A Renault Kiger valued at over R269,000
  • R100,000 in Truworths fashion vouchers
  • A Bachelor of Business Administration bursary valued at over R260,000 from Regenesys Business School
  • R85,000 worth of musical equipment from Yamaha
  • A Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 on a Vodacom Red 100GB Plan

Berry closed the show with a performance of her new single Ungowami.

Idols SA has been renewed for an 18th season and the details will be announced soon.

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