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Idols Season 7 is here. Are you going to watch?

2011-06-07 12:29
The programme we all love to hate is back. The first Idols Season 7 episode kicked off on M-Net on Sunday (and DStv channel 199).

A lot has changed this season: There is a new judge, presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen is out of the picture and we’ll see the first-ever Idols auditions in Soweto and Polokwane. Is it enough to keep the audience interested?

More importantly - will you be watching? As funny as those first auditions are, I have to admit that I have never been able to sit through them. It just breaks my heart to see how you can squash someone’s dreams and humiliate them just for a good laugh. I always get the feeling that those contestants will never get over the embarrassment of it; it will haunt them forever.

“But they are asking for it, listen to them squeal, how can they not know that Randall will have their hearts for breakfast?” This is what most people say when I start a little pity party in the corner. And it is true - how can they not know?  

Sam Brighton, Channel24’s resident Idols columnist, thinks Idols 7 is a great addition to M-Net’s comedy lineup: “The auditions are the best part.

Mara’s out, Unathi’s in, Gareth still laughs at his own jokes and Randall is clutching that pineapple between his butt cheeks with more fervour than ever! It’s almost as if the contestants don’t matter. New judge Unathi’s performance is bound to be this season’s highlight,” says Sam.

So, whether to have a barrel of laughs or a little cry, tune in on Sundays at 17:30 for a few surprises.

'Til next week,
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