On Friday, September 8th, singer/songwriter Stefan Benz visited Seacrest Studios at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. Stefan is originally from South Africa where he currently holds the title for the youngest artist in the history of South Africa to have a #1 hit. He has moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career and his risen to fame after his performances on the most recent season of American Idol went viral on social media.
Stefan told a packed studio audience full of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital patients about his transition from living in South Africa to Los Angeles and how he writes 3-5 songs per week while traveling the country for performances. We also learned that Stefan loves Chik-Fil-A and always has a big bottle of Chik-Fil-A sauce in his fridge. But don’t offer Stefan a pickle! He can’t stand pickles and wouldn’t eat even eat a hamburger if it had pickles on it.
Stefan is visiting Memphis to perform at the Delta Fair on Saturday night. The whole studio, including Stefan, was given thumbs up and thumbs down paddles for a fun, interactive game. Stefan and the audience were shown some of the wildest fair food from around the country, such as scorpion pizza or fruity pebble covered shrimp, and asked to give a thumbs up if they would try that wild food or a thumbs down if they would not eat that food. Predictably, Stefan would never try pickle lemonade or deep fried kool-aid pickles.
Stefan also showed off his beautiful singing voice by performing the songs Just Friends by Musiq Soulchild and Hard Place by HER using the studio’s Gibson guitar. Following his performance, he answered important patient questions like “How many songs do you have?” and “Purple?”. The latter question turned into “What is your favorite color?” and for those curious, Stefan’s favorite colors are blue and orange!
Thank you so much to Stefan Benz for visiting Seacrest Studios at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and making our patients smile and laugh!