Berenike ‘Berry’ Trytsman was crowned the winner on Season 17 of Idols South Africa, on Sunday.
Berry reflects on Idols SA victory
The Capetonian sealed her place as the winner of the singing contest on Sunday, after an impressive run in the finals.
Perhaps, Idols SA fans can agree that the songstress’ crowning fate was notched in the penultimate episode, when she perfectly executed Ungowami, a Zulu single by Msaki who, by the way, was the guest judge.
Reflecting on the win, which came with a R1 million cash prize, among other perks, Trytsman told Cape Talk she feels honoured by the love she’s received.
“I promised myself that I would enter one last time and in the meantime since the last time I entered life happened – marriage, children, even got divorced, got married again, more children. I kind of just thought if I don’t do it now I’ll never do it.
“I took the chance and I’m so glad that I did,” she said.
Here is the moment ‘Berry’ was announced as the Idols 17 season 17 winner:
A BERRY spectacular evening #IdolsSA fam! Thank you for treating it with the utmost KARABO (care) and enthusiasm 💙. You could've been anywhere in the world, but you chose to spend your Sunday night with us! Look out for ALL of Season 17's highlights in the link below— Idols South Africa (@IdolsSA) November 21, 2021
Five things we know about Berenike ‘Berry’ Trytsman
Berry’s story is one of inspiration and a true testament of what can happen when one pursues a lifelong dream.
Here are five things we know about Trytsman:
Her South African idol is Karen Zoid
Trytsman explained that she has quite a few artistic inspirations, from Karen Zoid, Tarryn Lamb to Lerato ‘Lira’ Molapo.
The first thing she plans to do when lockdown is over
Berry revealed that the first thing she would like to do when the world gets past the COVID-19 pandemic is burn her collection of face masks. Suffice it to say, we all can relate to that!
Her dream collaboration
If Trytsman had one opportunity to collaborate with her music inspiration, it would either be Kelly Clarkson or Elvis Presley
What we know about her family
From the tad-bits of information we found, we know that Berry is in her second marriage and her father passed away when she was 17 years old. Most of her family resides in Cape Town.
Her favourite music genre
Trytsman is a Jazz fanatic.