South Africa’s long-running talent show Idols SA is returning on 17 July to Mzansi Magic for what’s set to be its most exciting season yet.
This year they welcome on board Standard Bank as a new headline sponsor in a season that will bring viewers showstopping performances.
The theme for this season is “Singing a Different Tune”, and it starts with the new panel of judges which features two prominent and respected newcomers to the role, as well as a longtime fan favourite: triple-threat pop culture icon Thembi Seete and rapper-producer extraordinaire JR Bogopa join the multi-talented choreographer and TV star Somizi Mhlongo.
The three will be nurturing and ushering in new talent with judging styles as unique as their personalities, skill sets and illustrious careers.
Award-winning co-executive producer Tebogo ‘ProVerb’ Thekisho returns as host, a role he’s successfully held for what will now be his 13th season.
“Idols SA is back!! As much as it is about the music, it is also about the people: we are proud to unearth new and emerging talent, and our viewers form emotional connections with the singers as we follow along their journey from audition stage to making a career from their passion.
“We are excited to see who season 18 brings us,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
“We are also excited to welcome our new headline sponsor Standard Bank, as a valued partner for this season.
“They have – over the years – proven to be passionate about making dreams come true, and our winners should look forward to a basket of great prizes, which will be announced in due course,” she concludes.