IDOLS Season 14 by the numbers

What it takes to pull off the all new season of IDOLS!

27 June 2018

It’s been a mind blowing sixteen years since the first South African Idol was announced back in 2002 and since then an incredible thirteen golden-voiced stars have had their dreams come true. This year we look forward to witnessing greatness unfold once again as South Africa embarks in what will undoubtedly be a nail-biting fourteenth season.

However, have you ever stopped to wonder just how much work goes into pulling off Mzansi’s beloved reality show? The facts and figures just might blow you away!

As the new season draws near, we whipped out the calculators, dug up the magnifying glass and pulled up some of the astonishing yet little knows stats about the show just to gift you with an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes to make everything tick.

Here’s a peak at Idols SA by the numbers:


The total number of hours of singing the judges have to sit through during the auditions phase before carefully selecting the singers heading to theatre week.


The number of crew members involved in the production of season 14 of Idols SA. This includes 80 technical crew members and an astonishing 110 ushers to help smooth the audition process.


The total number of kilometers the Idols SA van travelled while crisscrossing South Africa in search for the next great singing star!


The average number of total individuals who attended Season 14 auditions in hopes of becoming The One!


The total number of hours the crew of Idols SA spent on the road during the auditions phase.

And of course, ONE!

For the one velvet voiced singing hopeful who will eventually be crowned winner of Idols SA season 14 this year!

Join us from the 8th of July at 17:30 on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 for the premiere of what’s unequivocally set to be a magical season!