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About Idols SA (Season 17)

Now in its 17th season, Idols South Africa has become a Sunday-night staple and Mzansi’s BIGGEST reality show by several metrics. This season’s theme is #Unifying Mzansi, and spice, spectacle and superb singing are guaranteed.
Idols has forged one superstar after another, honing raw talent and consistently transforming your average, boys and girls next door into chart-topping phenoms!
Many Idols champions – and some who didn’t take the crown – are carving out lucrative careers for themselves in the SA music biz: names like Musa, Noma, Mmatema, Amanda Black, Shekhinah, Lloyd Cele, Khaya Mthethwa, Paxton, Yanga, Luyolo and last season’s winner Zama, It’s a testament to what a formidable platform the show is.
All things considered, the biggest draw is the show’s knack for getting people talking. From Randall Abrahams’ famously caustic tongue, Unathi Nkayi’s rivers of tears, and Somizi Mhlongo's effervescent personality and tongue-twisting terminology, Idols is always the most watercooler chat-worthy spectacle on television!


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.