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An image of the Idols SA judges Unathi, Somizi, Gareth and Randall

The most anticipated singing reality show, Idols SA, is back as Season 12 kicks off with Durban auditions on Sunday 17 July at 17:30 on Mzansi Magic. 

Durban - which has given birth to previous Idols SA winners Khaya Mthethwa and Vincent Bones - saw over 2 000 hopefuls line up at the Playhouse in Durban for a chance to impress the judges.

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Will the warmest place in South Africa have the judges feeling warm and fuzzy due to the remarkable talent? Will this year’s contestants manage to uphold the standard set by the predecessors?

Judges Randall Abrahams, Somizi Mhlongo, Unathi Msengana and Gareth Cliff have quite a task ahead of them. “The Durban auditions stood out the most for me, as not only did we see some great talent, we also saw a character coming out in numbers,” announced Somizi Mhlongo.

“As our first stop for the Season 12 search, the bar has certainly been set and KZN is to be applauded for always coming to the party, literally and figuratively,” said Proverb. Only time will tell if “the warmest place in South Africa” will unearth the next Idol!

Be part of the journey as we gear up for the next South African Idols filled with drama, laughter, emotions, memorable moments and more!

Don't miss the Idols SA Season 12 premiere on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 on Sunday 17 July at 17:30.