M-Net is on a roll this year already and we've barely started. In the previous post, we blogged about the MasterChef SA auditions happening in a few weeks time in Durban, Jozi and Cape Town. Idols is also returning for a 10th season.
Who knew the show will last for a full 12 years? Heinz Winckler won the show in 2002 and achieved moderate success. A crossover artist, he's one of the most successful Idols winners in South Africa. Other successful Idols alumni include Elvis Blue, L'loyd Cele and Khaya Mthethwa. Zama Jobe and Aya Mpama are still in the industry and working hard. The others have just disappeared. Sadly. Not that its surprising. It's become a trend in all international versions of Idols, including American Idol.
Anyway, if you think you got what it takes to be the next music star in South Africa, here are the dates so you can prepare and try your luck with the ever judgmental Idols judges.
Saturday, 15 February 2014; Carnival City
Saturday, 22 February 2014; Playhouse Theatre
Sunday, 2 March 2014; GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
Saturday, 22 March 2014; State Theatre
Here are the answers to the FAQs and other important information that you need to know before you try your luck on Idols South Africa.
- Auditions are open to all South Africans between the ages of 16 and 30.
- Auditionees younger than 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- All contestants will be asked to present their ID documents at the registration.
- All registration for the auditions takes place at the venues, on the dates above i.e. you must go on those days if you want to enter.
- You need to be available to return to the auditions the following day if necessary.
- You can audition with musical instruments. A keyboard is available at the venue but you'll need to take any other instruments that you require.
- Registration starts between 09h00 and 10h00 at each venue, so arrive early.