Nhengu is 18 years old, and when asked why she became a singer, she says she wants to be somebody and accomplish something that people would remember. She speaks with confidence and conviction, and she does not appear to be nervous in front of the four judges.
Nhengu chose the song ‘Walking on Sunshine.’ It’s by Katrina and the Waves, a new wave band from the 1980s. While Katrina and the Waves are not a one-hit-wonder, they are most known for a 1985 single. ‘Walking on Sunshine ‘ is a mainstay of 1980s films and nostalgic films.
Nhengu tells the judges in her introduction that she has made some alterations to her song. She doesn’t specify what she changed, whether it was a lyrical alteration or a different arrangement, so the audience and judges are understandably intrigued. Nhengu does not disappoint once she gets beyond the introductions and begins to sing.
This indicates that the song is about a breakup. Nhengu informs her that she does not want to spend her life waiting on her dating partner. It’s an authoritative turn that fits Nhengu’s demeanor well, from her body language to her caustic delivery to her attire. Nhengu is dressed to the floor in a floor-length gown with a huge rose bow in her hair.