Bravotv.com: So, on the other side of the coin, what was your least favorite challenge?
Well, my least favorite week would have to be the first week. I don't know if that would be my least favorite challenge, because I won the first hook challenge, but, it didn't turn out well. It was my least favorite week because I didn't know anybody, and I didn't know how to strategically pick my group so that I could come up with a better end result. That would have to be my least favorite week just because I was like a deer caught in headlights. I didn't have time to adjust first week, but after that I was a little bit more able to gauge what the hell I need to do to get to the next level of the competition. So, the first week was my least favorite week, by far. Hated it.
Bravotv.com: What did you think of the judges over the course of the season? Do you feel like you learned a lot from Kara and Jewel?
Yes. Kara and Jewel are amazing. They helped all of us grow and learn -- I don't think one person would disagree. I love Kara. She's probably my favorite. Because I think we share that kind of. . . you know, she gives the tough love thing, and I think that works best for me. She's the kind of person I am. We definitely identified with each other, someway, somehow. Jewel is a sweetheart. She's a hottie. What did I learn [from her]? I learned a few fashion tips, and some really good stuff in songwriting, I guess.
Bravotv.com: You said that Kara gave you some tough love. Was it ever too tough?
No. I'm not easily offended, and I have really tough skin. I knew that if I took in what they were giving us, took in the lessons without being super-sensitive and offended by them, I knew that I would go far.
You know, in any competition, in life, you have to take the lesson, and make sure you keep a sense of who you are and don't let everything be altered. But also, put stuff in your archive, and as you're building your building of life, take out the tools that you need as you go along. But you have to keep your sense of self. Keep whatever design you wanted for your building, but attack it accordingly with the tools you gained on the way. . .I know I'm being super-metaphorical, it's because I'm a songwriter. [Laughter] I can't help it! Basically, I just love Kara. She was my fave. She would come over when the cameras weren't rolling and say little smart s--t, I just love her. She's sarcastic and fun.
Congrats!!! I am soooo happy that you won! I have been pulling for your from the very beginning. You were definitely my fav and Scotty was a close second. Good luck to you and I look forward to hearing your music.
Sonyae's a STAR! I'm so happy she won. She's the only person I can really see becoming a platinum hit artist and songwriter. Like the female NeYo or DReam and the next Beyonce Lauryn Hill Mary J all mixed up in one. Cant wait for her album
Congratulations Sonyae - you deserved to win. I hope you become an artist, in addition to being a songwriter, you are beautiful and have an exceptional voice. The music industry could use an authentic talent like yourself.
Best of luck!
Devin the Devine
Sonyae...I'm very proud of you...you stay strong to the end...and when I heard you sing the final song..tears ran down my face I knew where you was comimng from and even, more so knew hwere you was going and I knew you had already WON! .... congrats on a job well done....now go write me a song!!! your fan to the end!! K'Lee
Sonyae, You deserved this indeed. you're not only talented but you can relate to everyone in some form and fashion
Sonyae im so glad you won well i knew you were going to win you are very talnted and inspiring cant wait to here more from you.
SONYAE IS MY FAVORITE ONE ON THE SHOW. I JUST LOVED HER SONG MY RELIGION I SING IT EVERYDAY I AM READY TO BUY YOUR MUSIC NOW. HATE IT OR LOVE IT . I LOVED IT SONYAE YOU GO GIRL.
Sonyae is the bomb and best! I love her and I'm proud of her! She proved and showed that she could get through the competition and she came out on top! Such a great songwriter and singer! When it comes to her lyrics and concepts she is aggressive but honest and her voice is amazing! God bless her in future endeavors and I know her music career will soar! I'm glad she won and she deserved it!:) My favorite song of her is Love Me To Life. Congrats girl!!!