Demi Lee Moore is a talented South African singer, songwriter, and musician hailing from Cape Town. Known for her vibrant, versatile, and alluring performances, Demi Lee captivates audiences with her ability to sing in both English and Afrikaans. Whether performing as a duo or with a full 4-piece band, she brings a feel-good vibe to every show.
The moment Demi Lee Moore steps onto the stage, she mesmerizes her audience with her phenomenal voice and incredible vocal range. Her ability to captivate listeners has been a key factor in her rising popularity. This talent led to her signing with the record label Coleske Artists after her victory in the television show ‘Die Kontrak’ on VIA.
Rapid Rise to Fame: A Golden Achievement
Demi Lee’s success soared with her album ‘Mis Eet Slaap Herhaal,’ which achieved Golden Status for selling over 15,000 units in just two weeks. This remarkable feat is especially notable for a newcomer in the music industry.
The Album: A Mix of Originals and Covers
‘Mis Eet Slaap Herhaal’ showcases Demi Lee's versatility, featuring her hit single of the same name, three original songs, her performances from The Kontrak, and a popular cover of American country singer Cam’s hit ‘Diane.’ Her rendition, performed with mentor Monique Steyn, garnered praise from Cam herself.
Career Highlights: Accolades and Chart-Topping Success
Demi Lee Moore's career is marked by several high points:
Winner of 'Die Kontrak' Season 1
'Mis Eet Slaap Herhaal' achieving Golden Status within two weeks of release
The music video for 'Mis Eet Slaap Herhaal' reaching #1 on the iTunes video charts
Placing 7th in Idols Season X
Nominations for Best New Artist at the Bokkie Awards 2016 and Best Pop Album at the Ghoema Awards 2013
Her single 'Liefdes-Wen-Resep’ topping charts on the first day of its release
The music video for ‘Jy Maak My Beter’ also hitting #1 on iTunes and charting at #8 on the KykNET Top 20
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Born in Worcester, Demi Lee's family later moved to Durbanville. She began singing at nine and decided to pursue music full-time at 19. Her early career included a stint at The Barnyard Theatre and a nomination for a Ghoema for Best Pop Album in 2013 for ‘Net ’n Mens.’ She also competed in Idols X, securing the seventh spot.
Breakthrough in ‘Die Kontrak’
2018 marked a turning point in Demi Lee's career as she participated in ‘Die Kontrak,’ a reality singing competition. Selected from nearly 2,000 aspirants, she battled her way through the competition with guidance from her mentor Monique Steyn, ultimately winning the show. Her first single with Coleske Artists, "Mis Eet Slaap Herhaal," was released just before her performance at the Afrikaans Is Groot concerts, quickly rising to #1 on the Afrikaans iTunes.
Demi Lee Moore stands as a testament to the vibrant and diverse talent emerging from South Africa’s music scene. Her journey from a young singer in Worcester to a celebrated artist on national television and music charts is an inspiring tale of dedication, talent, and success.