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FAQs on Online Pop-Up Auditions – Idols SA

18 February 2020
Anxious to make sure you get everything right for your big moment? Want to get clarity on the Online Pop-Up Audition process? You've come to the right place!
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For comprehensive terms and conditions on the Online Audition process. Click HERE.
When do Idols SA Online Pop-Up Auditions open and close?

Online Pop-Up Auditions open at Midnight on Tuesday, 25 February and close at Midnight Thursday 27 February 2020 (48 HOURS ONLY)

Where do I go to find the online entry form?
Go to www.IDOLSSA.TV to enter online, however, the entry form will only go live at midnight on the 25th of February 2020 and it will only be open for 48 hours.

What do I need to prepare to submit for the Idols SA Online Audition?
  • Full Name
  • South African ID Number
  • Contact number
  • E-mail address
  • Address for where you live at the moment
  • A 30 second video clip of your Audition. Singing only. No talking.


How do I know that my Audition has been received?

Once an Audition has been submitted, an automated email response will be sent saying that your audition has been received.


How do I know what to do next?

Contestants will receive a further email informing them as to whether their audition was successful or not.


Will we still see Auditions in the show now that there are Online Pop-Up Auditions?
Yes you will. Nothing will change for the broadcast.

Will I see the Judges? 

Should your Online Audition be successful, you will get to Audition in person in front of the Idols SA Judges


Can I enter Online if I have been to a phyisical Audition already this Season?



Can I also go to a physical Audition if I have entered Online this Season?



Can I play an instrument while singing for my Audition? 

NO, singing only.


Can I sing my own song? 



Should I introduce myself and talk as part of my audition?

NO, singing only please.


How long should my audition clip be?

We accept a maximum duration of 30 seconds only. Singing only. No Talking


What are the rules for entering Idols SA Online?
  • 1. You must be between 16 years and 30 years old on the day of your Audition.

    2. You must have South African residency.

    3. You may not have an existing recording or management deal.

    4. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    5. Your video must only be 30 seconds in duration.

    6. Your video must be of you singing only. No talking will be considered.

    7. Your Audition may be used on TV even if you do not get a call back to Audition for the Judges.


When does Judging for Online Auditions start and end?
  • Judging will commence at 9AM on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 and conclude on Monday 9th March 2020

Physical Auditions for Idols SA Season 16 take place on SAT, 22 FEB 2020 (Durban) and SAT 7 MAR 2020 (Johannesburg). Online Auditions open at midnight on Tuesday, 25 February and close after 48 hours on Thursday 27 February.

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