For the first time in the show’s history, Mzansi Magic will become the exclusive home to Idols SA.
“Idols is Mzansi’s longest running music talent spectacular and will fit right in with the rest of the country’s best reality shows including Date My Family, Our Perfect Wedding and Utatakho, amongst others. Mzansi Magic is undoubtedly the home to local content that is compelling, captivating and authentically South African, and we welcome Idols SA with great excitement!” said Mzansi Magic’s Nondumiso Mabece in a post on the Mzansi Magic website.
In another first for the show, Idols SA opened the doors to the newly revamped Wild Coast Sun’s theatre for Theatre Week and allowed “friends, family, fans and Idols SA loyal supporters the opportunity to cheer on their favourites and give them the confidence boost they so desperately needed in this vocal duel of their lives.”
The post also promised more melodrama; tantrums, tears, excitement and voices (both great and not-so-great).
What stays the same however is the judges’ colourful commentary.
“There’s Randall Abrahams’ famously caustic tongue, Unathi Msengana’s river of tears, Gareth Cliff’s deadpan critique, and Somizi Mhlongo’s effervescent personality and tongue twisting terminology.”
After wilting down a whopping 10 000 entrants in four cities to just 16 contestants, Mzansi Magic confidently promises that Idols XII is going to be the best season yet.
Idols SA season 12 will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 from Sunday, 17 July 2016 at 17h00.
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