The singer with the golden voice who got the first golden buzzer on SA’s Got Talent this season is ready to blow viewers away.
Derek Plaatjies, 22, from Saron in the Western Cape was buzzed straight through to the semifinals of the reality show.
He sang his own version of the Sam Smith hit, Not The Only One.
The busker, who sings at Kaapse train stations, said on Sunday that he couldn’t have done it alone.
“For the young people out there, please don’t hide your talents,” Derek said on the show.
And later on Facebook he said: “GOLDEN BUZZER!! Thank God and all those who stood by me and still support me.”
The talented vocalist is also not sitting back and resting on his golden laurels, and says: “Practice makes perfect. Getting ready.”
Derek is also wanting to keep the momentum going and maintain the fan support by getting mense on Facebook involved to help him choose the song he sings in the semifinals in the next few weeks.
Fredeline Elbrink suggests that Derek sings the golden oldies At Last by Etta James or When A Man Loves A Woman, by Percy Sledge, while Georgina Matilda Hendricks suggested the more modern, Story Of My Life by One Direction.
The vocalist had DJ Fresh in tears and Shado Twala rushed onto the stage to give him a warm hug after his heartwarming performance on Sunday.