In seven seasons of the South African version of "American Idol," a black artist has never won. "What?!" I hear you say. "Isn't the population of South Africa 80% black, 20% white? How is this possible?"
Well, the show is shown on a satellite channel that most black South Africans can't afford, so the mostly white viewers have voted for mostly white singers in the past. That is until this year, when Khaya Mthethwa won season eight by a landslide and made history. Every time I hear his audition, a thrill goes up my leg!