noora h elimination chat

Interview: Australian Idol’s Noora H on why she doesn’t reveal her surname

Noora was eliminated during the March 13 episode of the show.

Australian Idol delivered a shocking verdict on March 13 when Noora H was eliminated.

After gaining the judge’s save in last week’s Sunday episode, the 27-year-old was ousted during Heroes week, leaving the judges gobsmacked by the decision.

“Are you happy, Australia?” judge Amy Shark said after the contestant’s final performance, Chandelier.

However, being voted off didn’t surprise the South-Western Sydney local who remarked: “I am so overwhelmed and like, I mean, I kind of saw this coming, but I can’t be upset. I am just sad that I will miss everybody….

“This has been the most incredible experience of my life. I just can’t be upset about that.”

After her elimination, Noora spoke to Chattr about why she saw the elimination coming.

“I’m a little bit disappointed with the feedback I have gotten on social media,” Noora admitted. “And I believe it may have affected some of the votes. I’m not too sure.”

While the singer did receive positive feedback, the online hate she did receive was “brutal”.

“But I can [also] see why other Hijabis [an Australian woman who wears a hijab] have hesitated to come forward. I don’t regret it because my support system is much bigger and more special. And that’s all I need.”

Noora H reveals why she doesn’t share her surname with the public

While the other contestants have revealed their surnames to the public, the performer “doesn’t like” to share hers.

“It’s [H] is the letter of my last name, but I don’t want to put my last name out there,” she admitted. “I don’t think it’s important for everyone to know my last name.”

As for what’s next for Noora, she wants to mix her love of travel and cruise ships with her love of performing.

“If I can do the two things that I love, that’s the ultimate dream,” she said, before adding: “I want to make my own original music, I want to be on stage.

“I want to have my own shows where my own supporters are there for me and not just everybody. Where I know if people like me or not. It will be a room filled with love… and it will be more relaxing without the judges sitting in front of me.”

Australian Idol airs 7.00 pm Sunday and 7.30 pm Mondays on Channel 7 and 7plus.

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