Now in its 14th Season, Idols South Africa has become a Sunday-night staple and Mzansi’s biggest reality show by several metrics. It all boils down to the spice, scandal and superb singing that's always on show. Idols has forged one superstar after another, honing raw talent and consistently transforming your average, boys and girls next door into chart-topping phenoms!
From Season 1’s Heinz Winckler, to Musa, Elvis Blue, Lloyd Cele, Khaya Mthethwa (all SAMA winners) and last year’s winner (and serial chart slayer) Paxton, many Idols champions are carving out lucrative careers for themselves. In a testament to what a formidable platform the show is, even artists who didn't claim the grande prize like Amanda Black, Thami Shobede and Shekinah are dominating the airwaves & blazing a bright path on the international scene.
All things considered, the biggest draw is the show’s knack for getting people talking. From Randall Abrahams’ famously caustic tongue, Unathi Nkayi’s river of tears and Somizi Mhlongo’s effervescent personality and tongue twisting terminology - Idols is always the most watercooler chat-worthy spectacle on television.
Idols Season 14 bursts onto your screens from Sunday, 8 July and concludes with a spectacular finale in November.
Idols SA is screened exclusively on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) on Sundays at 17:30 (17:00 From Live Shows). It will also be available on DStv Catch Up once the show has aired.