SYLVIA CHIBILITI Biography
Everyone has their own life stories and difficulties. For Sylvie Chibiliti her story begins as a young Zambian girl living in Botswana, Africa. As a child, she lived with her mother, father, and younger brother. At the age of 10, she suffered a great loss by losing her father. Nothing in the world could prepare her for what was to come. Exactly 10 months after losing her father, Sylvie’s mother also passed away. Torn by the tragedy, her and her brother were sent to America, to a Children’s home which as originally founded as an orphanage. Being separated from her brother, Sylvie attempted to remain strong by letting music be her outlet to release her pain.
After returning back to her homeland; with small hope of becoming a singer, she was faced with discouragement and disappointment from those who loved her. At the young age of 17, she returned back to the United States involuntarily. She kept strong by having hopes of becoming a star.Shortly after moving to the States she appeared on Simon Cowells’ hit show American Idol Season II, gaining a place as far as America’s choice in the top 32. Now working on an album for the first time, she continues to come up with new material. Her music is inspired by life and the people she has met, as well as the feelings she bears. ….
With all of her tribulations, many would come to reason that this would hinder her spirits, weaken her dreams, but on the contrary. She has not always had the support many in this profession do, but she has the natural drive and ability to succeed above the odds that have worked against her. She continues to carry her bright light in this world, a true talent…with a passion you can feel in her voice; one that sings and inspires many……….
Do you have a job?
Do you have any formal singing training?
Where have you performed before?
Banquets, school functions, church, wedding, competitions, choir concerts, conferences.
When did you first start to sing?
I can’t remember when I started singing. I just remember knowing that I’ve always been singing.
What is your favorite song to sing?
Whatever inspires me.
What is the first concert you went to?
TK Zee family (African group).
What is the last concert you went to?
TK Zee family.
What other talents do you have?
If you don’t make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
I’m not really worried about that. I am pretty confident that regardless of whether I’m the winner or not, someone out there will hear me & sign me.
What are your goals in life?
To become a successful artist.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
“Bump” – Techno cd’s!
What is the first CD you ever bought?
Mariah Carey “Daydream”.
What is in your CD player right now?
Whitney Houston Greatest Hits.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
Mariah Carey/Whitney Houston.
What is your favorite type of music?
What is your favorite song?
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Music Box – Mariah Carey.
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
Most embarrassing moment?
My first performance in elementary.
If you couldn’t sing, which talent would you most like to have?
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
Making it this far in the competition !!!
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Diva! Diva! Diva!
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
I want to be a diva with a successful career to show the world what God blessed me with.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon, because he is very honest. And not as bad as I thought.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
I don’t have one. They’re all great.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
Don’t ever, ever give up.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I just had a baby.
Who did you think was going to win last season?
Kelly! Kelly! Kelly!
If you could be a performer from any era, which would you choose and why?
The Ike & Tina days.