Cimberly through to semi-final of Idol

Cimberly Wanyonyi has made the semi-finals.
Cimberly Wanyonyi has made the semi-finals.

Cimberly advances to the semifinals in Idol. On Friday, for the first time, the idols each sang two songs – one song dedicated to someone close to them and one song chosen from the viewers' suggestions.

Nöje 21 november 2023 11:14

For Cimberly, recent times have been challenging. She has been torn between the demands of participating in Idol and her mother Jaana-Mari being sick and treated at Skellefteå hospital. When the production team realized the seriousness of the situation, Cimberly was allowed to go home and visit her.

– It was very important for me. She's doing well now and is back home, thankfully, says Cimberly.

Therefore, the first song choice was obvious for Cimberly when she had to choose a person to dedicate a song to.

– Mom. I want to honor her by singing her favorite song – 'Bed of Roses', says an emotional Cimberly.

Cimberly received a standing ovation from the judges after her performance. They called it "fantastic" and "breathtakingly beautiful".

– You know, the love for mother is so strong that the words become superlfuous- and then the music takes over. It's hard to sing so emotionally, I couldn't have done it. I am incredibly impressed that you can do it, said Viktor Norén, who was a guest on the jury.

Alexander Kronlund added:

– It reminds me that you are the superstar in this group.

Cimberly felt a little slayad.

– I really wish mum was here, I would say thank you for everything you have done for me.

– Then do it, Per Lernström countered - and both her mother and little brother came on stage.

Cimberly's efforts were enough to secure a place in next week's semi-finals.

Her mom's visit was an emotional surprise.
Cimberly sang”Like a Woman” by Aretha Franklin.
Cimberly had cheerleaders.




Idol is broadcast Fridays at 20:00 on TV4 Play and TV4.


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