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Idols virtual auditions hits the 10 000 mark in 7 days

With virtual castings becoming the new normal for the entertainment industry in Covid-19 era all over the world, Idols SA (South Africa) proved to be just as popular as it crossed the 10 000 mark in entries in just 7 days after the launch of its first-ever online auditions on January 29.

Like other top scouting agencies around the world, the South African entertainment industry too is positive about the new normal of casting in Covid-19 era, where auditioning has become predominantly virtual, instead of physical, which often results in crowned sessions.

This was evident this week as M-Net confirmed that South Africa’s largest and most popular TV singing competition has hit the 10 000 mark in entries, and counting just seven days after the launch of the competition’s first ever online auditions on January 29. 

“This is a testament that young people of South Africa are still hungry for this competition; they believe it is a platform to help them become the singing sensations they believe they are,” the company said in a statement.

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Despite the recent lifting of more restrictions under the adjusted level 3 lockdown, M-Net will continue to observe stricter health and safety protocols as it enters another face of the auditions this week with the 5 000 entry spots remaining.

Those who are interested in being a part of South African Idols season 17 should enter before the 15 000 target is reached ahead of the February 14 deadline. 

To enter, they must submit a 30-second-long video  clip of them singing. For more information visit our website:

*For our previous coverage of Idols SA, click here!

Phoeby Montari
Phoeby Montari
Phoeby Montari is a Psychology student, model, feminist activist, and published writer. Through complexities that stretch through different fields, she aims to make an impact through her varied professional sphere with a writing-style characterized by metaphorical nuances ranging from poetry to socio-political issues and cruelty-free vegetarian lifestyle.
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