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Update: The X-Factor South Africa: Coming Soon on @Official_SABC1.

Yip. It's true. The X-Factor South Africa is happening. In South Africa. With South African singers. And judges. Host. The whole shebang. It's worth noting that The X-Factor US failed and has been cancelled. So the show coming to SA? 

We were alerted on Twitter about the reality show coming to South Africa, by @Za_Maniac, who is a prolific Twitter user, who tweets mostly about TV and music (follow him). 
SABC 1 soon confirmed it on Twitter. 

On the SABC 1 website, the channel wrote: "The world’s biggest and most successful singing competition is coming to South Africa. u “X” ongaxolveki! Have YOU got what it takes to win R300 000 and a Sony Music recording contract?" 

We quickly called the channel and a channel representative said that they haven't yet finalised the finer details, like who will be the host and who will be the judges. Rapid Blue will be handling the production. We are expecting more details  soon and we will update you. Rumours are that Bonang Matheba, who is currently hosting Mzansi Magic's Clash of the Choirs, will be the host and will be returning to the channel that launched her career. We will try and confirm whether that is true or not. 

UPDATE: Bonang responded to our story on Twitter and she denied being the host of the show:
So that settles it then.

Audition dates and venues have been announced and here they are:

7 June
Sahara Stadium
11 June
Bloemfontein Civic Centre
14/15 June
Cape Town
Athlone Stadium
18 June
Peter Mokaba Stadium
21/22 June
The Pyramid Venue
25 June
Mbombela Stadium
28 June
The Royal Show Grounds

Important details to note:

If you can’t get to one of the OPEN AUDITIONS you can AUDITION ONLINE, right here RIGHT NOW! All you have to do is fill in the form by clicking on the button below. Then you’ll need to upload a short video of YOU or YOUR GROUP singing.'

For more details: http://xfactor.sabc1.co.za/

1 comment:

  1. has Musa really" disappeared" ? where do you live ? Zimbabwe ?