Friday, January 25, 2013
Idols returns for 9th Season
The immensely popular, ratings-dependent, singing competition, Idols returns to South African television in 2013, for its 9th season. Once again, hopefuls are expected to fill ultra-long queues, before strutting their vocal magic before judges, who have not yet been confirmed for the upcoming season. There was speculation earlier, that an alleged media personality would join this year's panel, but nothing has become of those talks. However, music honcho and the dubbed, 'Mr Mean' Randall Abrahams is slated to return this year, bringing a different opinion to the table- an opinion we are not accustomed to hearing him express. Does this mean he tones down or becomes more stern? Guess we'll have to wait see, how the drama unfolds, when Idols debuts on local channel, Mnet and DStv later this year.
Hopefuls are allowed to bring musical instruments into the venue, and must be over the age of 16 to enter. If applicants are under 18 however, they must be accompanied by someone who is. Identity documents must be available at registration, and participants are urged to arrive early for what might just turn out to be, the biggest season of South African Idols yet.
Audition dates & Venues:
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2013
Venue: Grand West Entertainment World
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2013
Venue: Soweto Theatre
Date: Saturday, 2 March 2013
Date: Saturday, 23 March 2013
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
For further information, go to the MNET page and make sure also to stay in touch, by following the SA Idols twitter page, by simply clicking here