The 14th season of Idols SA started airing on our small screens on Sunday 8 July and as usual, it was major talk on Twitter streets. While the show is known for discovering fresh music talent, this time fans are not here for the contestants that can sing but are more excited for wooden mic.
For years now, Idols SA has been a firm fave on Sunday nights. However, fans were split this past weekend with some excited that the show was back while others felt that it was unnecessary. Viewers expressed their concerns about how the winners disappear after the show ends. People said that Idols does not really give contestants the success it is supposed to.
Every year when a new season comes along, thousands of people audition in the hope of progressing in the competition and ultimately walking away as the winner. However, for many who aren't so gifted in the vocals department, a wooden mic is the ultimate prize for being the best of the worst -- and as always, it is as highly contested as the main prize. This seem to be the favorite part of Idols SA for viewers as many took to Twitter to share that they were only watching to see the wooden mic contenders.
The 14th season of Idols SA will air until Sunday 18 November 2018. According to My TV News, the show is screened in HD on Mzansi Magic, Channel 161 on DStv, every Sunday. There is also a dedicated Idols channel, Channel 199 on DStv. Episodes will be available on DStv Catch Up once it has aired.
Briefly.co.za has learned that Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana and Somizi Mhlongo have returned as the judges, while Proverb is still the host. Guest judges will be season 9 winner Musa Sukwene, award-winning multi talented House producer DJ Cleo, the fly kicking-musician Dr Malinga and the legendary Dr Rebecca Malope. The live shows will be filmed at the State Theater in Pretoria and the finale will be filmed at Carnival City in Johannesburg. Voting will be open during the live shows at the Top 16 phase of the competition, after Theater Week.
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