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Donald, Kelly Khumalo and more for Idols SA S13

We’ve got a scorcher of a guest judge roster this season!

31 May 16:20

If you are a die-hard Idols fan, you will know that we are 1). The hottest reality singing competition on the box and 2). Don’t scrimp on the entertainment. Never, ever! And we’re glad to report this season will be no different. Apart from débuting (hold on to your wigs) ‘The Golden Disc’, we’re racking up the heat a notch this go-around, courtesy of a guest judge lineup that is as star-studded as the proverbial summer night sky. Here’s a look at who will be joining our favourite trifactor; Randall, Unathi and Somizi at the judging table.


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We will never forget how Donald, he of the #RedMicExperience, blessed the Idols live stage with a roof-raising performance in ‘Summer16’! Now, he is bringing his undeniable talent and vast industry knowledge to the Beyoncé of all guest judge seats, via the Cape Town leg of our auditions. Hands up if you, like us, can’t wait to covet his eyewear, amongst many other wonderful things.

Kelly Khumalo

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You cannot have a conversation about the possessors of premiere vocal pipes without giving talented powerhouse Kelly Khumalo a mention. Nope, can’t do. How pleased are we that she will be packing her bags and hitting the road to unearth some gems in Johannesburg? As punch!

Phat Joe

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It was only a matter of time before Phat Joe, one of the most opinionated (and memorable) personalities in entertainment, gave the Idols guest judge seat a little whirl. We’re excited to announce that he will be joining our judges on the road and dispensing sparklers in Durban!

Khaya Mthethwa

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Rounding out our very meaty guest judge panel this season, is Idols winner and music star Khaya Mthethwa, who will return to experience what it’s like on the other side of the Audition Room, via the Pretoria leg of the Idols SA auditions.

Who else can’t wait to see our mainstays and special guests collaborate behind the judges’ desk? Idols SA returns to Mzansi Magic DStv Channel 161 on Sunday 9 July, 2017. Don’t miss it!

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