Idols season 9 auditions kick off in Feb

2013-01-10 17:32
Cape Town - Idols is back.

M-Net and Mzansi Magic are once again co-producing the reality singing competition Idols, where hopeful singers will belt it out for the chance to be South Africa's next pop star.

The show, now in its ninth season, kicks off with auditions in Cape Town on 2 February.

Auditions will also take place in Durban, Soweto and Johannesburg.

The dates and venues for the auditions are as follows:

Saturday 2 February – Cape Town: Grandwest Entertainment World
Saturday 16 February – Soweto: Soweto Theatre
Saturday 2 March – Durban: Playhouse
Saturday 23 March – Johannesburg: Sandton Convention Centre

According to the channels, Idols Season 8 boasted the highest viewership numbers in the history of the competition and more than 2.9 million votes were cast in the final week.

All SA citizens between the ages of 16 and 30 are eligible to enter and must bring their ID books in order to register. Hopefuls who are under 18 should bring a parent or guardian along to the audition.

Musical instruments are permitted in the audition room. 

Idols 9 is scheduled to air on M-Net (channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (161) from 21 July 2013.


  • robert.warriner - 2013-01-10 17:38

    Oh no :-( idols sa is so sad and so last year.

  • bhartnick - 2013-01-10 17:46

    Nooooo not again why not a SA version of THE VOICE

  • peter.horn.3576 - 2013-01-10 17:47

    DSTV - Please do the honourable thing and do not accept any entries from white candidates as you will do everything to ensure that they do not win - You have proved that very clearly in IDOLS 8

      grant.logan.94 - 2013-01-11 09:11

      Wow 2013 about 18 years since the country's first democratic election and you still see everything as black and white? People of colour have talent too you know. Infact if you look at the singers of the past you will see that people of colour are usually the ones with the best voices. If that town Orania still exists maybe you should consider moving there.

      grant.logan.94 - 2013-01-11 13:31

      Since when does Metallica sing? As for Bob Dylan and Madonna, not many people would call them singers, for one Madonna is an entertainer.

  • peter.horn.3576 - 2013-01-10 17:49

    DSTV's bias is clearly illustrated by having auditions in JHB and Soweto

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-10 17:57

    Idols scam

  • hayes.zaymon - 2013-01-10 19:27

    Im betting on black... its BEE right?

  • Erna - 2013-01-10 19:47

    Not another one - and so soon?

  • zoe.j.ward.7 - 2013-01-11 01:04

    Another person of colour that wins then does basically nothing with it besides drive the car and spend the money. You must be so proud. Idols is seriously getting long in the tooth.

      tsaneka1 - 2013-01-12 09:17

      Yeah and Anke is releasing albums, right?

  • zoe.j.ward.7 - 2013-01-11 01:06

    Does anyone still watch that crap anymore?

      grant.logan.94 - 2013-01-11 09:15

      Tv shows are run like a business. Do you think they'll renew a show if no one watches? It's called bottom line. Look it up.

  • Sthembile Goba - 2013-01-11 15:42

    Geez, you guys are soo racist, I mean really just because KHAYA won season 8 now the competition is doomed?. Elvis Blue won season7 and nobody complained. just get ova yourselves. we are all South African & FLY Khaya Mthethwa is a gr8 singer n i voted for him for that not for his skin color

      zeepolar - 2013-01-11 19:09

      yep!!! and much to their dismay, he's doing really well. nobody is forcing them to watch the show, don't know what's the complaints are about. fact: it had the most viewers last season and the most number of votes were cast.

  • janhendrik.vandeventer - 2013-01-12 15:40

    I don't understand all these people complaining about Idols season 9 starting. If you think it's nonsense, be like me and don't watch!! There's other channels on DSTV as well you know. If the poeple entering don't have any talent don't fret no one outside Africa will ever hear them sing so our reputation is safe.

  • beverly.young3 - 2013-01-12 22:58

    I hate the SA idols, but I will watch again if they get rid of those judges........YUCK...

  • wiseman.mjele - 2013-01-14 13:00

    hope somrday you will come too eastern cape,coz am going to cape town an i am for humansdorp far,an the close place is p.e but by the love of music i will be there 2day before the event......seee yuooo there....

  • wiseman.mjele - 2013-01-14 13:03

    hope one day you will come to eastern cape coz am in humansdorp an i am going to cape town to audition but by love of music am going 2days before the date that is dued see you there

      joann.mthembu2 - 2013-01-16 20:58

      Well dear for the love of music m also going to audition in joburg and hope we will one day meet at the finals cause this year is the year of great things hey.keep the faith.

  • Xolisa.Max.Fatyela - 2013-01-15 22:57

    South Africans are at it again! Idols 9 ok! But i really want X-Factor RSA.

  • bety.adeniran - 2013-02-24 17:52

    how do i apply?Online or when i go to the audition venue?

  • bety.adeniran - 2013-02-24 17:54

    Why cant there be auditions in Pretoria?

  • Zwandile Mbanjwa - 2013-09-08 18:25

    unbelievable guy sending twins home is not ayoba

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