Dr Tumi, Thami, and the eThekwini talent ­– Idols SA

24 August 2020
Twitter flips for Durban’s Idols SA entrants, while the doctor and a sadly-passed star have us all in the feels...
Dr Tumi at Idols SA auditions

Right, so Durban Idols auditions confirmed something a lot of us knew already – that Dr Tumi is a wonderful dude!

Dr Tumi noticed the attention and a mention of his sincere tears – and responded:

Just short of a year ago, Idols season 12 runner-up Thami Shobede passed away. Our first auditionee, Bruce Mr. Music, paid tribute to the performer, who he said had helped him out on his singing journey. And it was fitting one.

And it led to an outpouring of tributes to the fallen Idol:

Finally, the talent! Durban really shone this year:

Season 16 of Idols SA broadcasts on Sundays at 17:30 on Mzansi Magic Channel 161. Get exclusive updates and a behind the scenes look at all the action right here on our site. Don't forget to join the conversation by following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram using the hashtag #IdolsSA.