- Mzansi tweeps were unimpressed when Idols SA announced a new season on Monday
- Idols SA said Season 17 audition will be opened online in five days' time
- Social media users shared that the show must take a break this year and focus on promoting last season's winner
Idols SA took to social media on Monday, 25 January to announce that they will open auditions for Season 17 online in 5 days. The singing competition shared that they'll open their website soon for the biggest online audition aimed at keeping contestants safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mzansi social media users took to Idols SA's comment section on Twitter and expressed their dissatisfaction that the show is coming back again this year. Idols SA wrote on the micro-blogging platform:
"In 5 DAYS we're opening up the #IdolsSA website for the biggest Online Audition run we've ever done! All in the name of keeping you SAFE."
Tweeps flooded Idols SA's comment section with questions relating to the previous winners of the show. Check out some of the comments below:
"What happened to last year’s winner? What is she up to? Why haven’t you been pushing her album? PR? Has she been paid her R1M because you delay in that too. Do you even review the show itself or you’re just pushing for the next cheque from sponsors and advertisers."
"I just want to tell you that she has not received anything at all from Idols."
"They don’t make any effort at promoting these artists they produce."
"Pertinent question. Seems like they throw the winner of the previous season to the ocean and is expected to fend for themselves."
"Pertinent questions! And I feel like these questions are brought up every year but they just don't care. It's on to the next one, so disappointing."
"Can't you guys take a break for a year?"
"Take a break, you are not supporting or promoting the winner."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Zama was announced as the 16th winner of Idols SA. The Witbank-born singer was crowned as the winner of the singing competition recently.
The new Mzansi idol took home a cool R1 million, a recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee, R150 000 worth of the latest Samsung products, the all-new Toyota Starlet 1.4, R100 000 worth of fashion from Truworths, a Kymco Xciting 400 scooter worth R120 000 and R80 000 worth of musical instruments from Yamaha.
Idols SA took to Instagram moments after Zama was announced as the winner and posted a video of the star where she thanked her supporters for their votes. In the clip, Zama said:
"Thank you so so much South Africa. I feel so blessed, I can't believe this is happening. Thank you so much for your support, ally your love and all your beautiful messages for keeping me strong guys, God bless each and everyone of you. I can't believe this."
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