Now in its 16th Season, Idols South Africa has become a Sunday-night staple and Mzansi’s BIGGEST reality show by several metrics. Celebrating its Sweet Sixteen this year, 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, Noma, Lloyd Cele, Khaya Mthethwa, Paxton, Yanga and last season's winner Luyolo – 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, King B, Shekhinah and Xae 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-Motaung'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.