Neve whose real name is ‘Nevrihelle Arnolds’ is a South African vocalist from Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
She is 22 years old.
Having entered Idols South Africa Season 18, Neve knew she could not let her final chance to be on the show slip through her fingers. “I felt small last year because people can sing” – she says of falling out in the Theatre Week solo rounds – “but this time I gave my best theatre week”.
The self-described mummy’s girl started singing when she was 7 years old.
By high school, her musician father was her vocal coach, and she would also play with his band. “Where there was music, I was there,” she says.
Musically, she looks up to H.E.R. and season 8’s Shekhinah. She is driven by the people who believe in her and says music itself keeps her going.
Neve hopes Idols South Africa audiences resonate with her positivity and her never-say-die attitude.
We can expect some dance moves with Neve’s live performances, as well as lots of confidence – she will be giving her all every time. She says: “The moment I take that stage, I’m somebody else.”
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