- Reality singing competition Idols SA Season 16 is already in the production phase
- Director of local entertainment channels on Mzansi Magic, Nomsa Philiso, said the production company has been adhering to all the government lockdown guidelines and regulations
- Social media users have reacted hilariously to the news of the show being in production with some saying they've been doing great without it
Idols SA has picked up where it left off and its Season 16 is already in its production phase.
The show had to be put on hold following Mzansi's strict Level 5 lockdown that was due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now that South Africa is on Level 3, the Mzansi Magic's reality singing competition is back in production.
Nomsa Philiso, director of local entertainment channels, said the shooting of mass and online auditions was completed before the government implemented lockdown on 26 March, according to IOL.
"Idols SA Season 16 is currently in production phase. The production company (SIC Entertainment) has been adhering to all the government lockdown guidelines and regulations whilst recording post the mass auditions. The show's start date will be communicated closer to the time," said Philiso.
Social media users who saw IOL's tweet about the show being back in production reacted hilarious to the news.
"One pandemic at a time please."
"This is bad news."
"We've been doing great without Idols."
"2020 is getting worse."
"So very unnecessary."
Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has shared videos and pictures of himself on the Idols SA stage. Together with one of the pictures, he said: "Let the work begin."
Fellow judge Unathi Nkanyi posted on Instagram:
"With the @idolssa styling team we’ve had to reinvent looks because of the restrictions of lockdown and also the fact fashion houses have suffered deeply because of it."
Briefly.co.za reported that Ferguson Films recently started shooting more episodes of Mzansi's favourite soapie, The Queen. The show had been on a five-week break due to Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
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