Idols SA calls it quits after 19 seasons

Idols South Africa announced that it will be closing the curtain after 19 seasons.

The 19th and final season of South Africa’s biggest talent search competition kicks off this month.

Idols South Africa was started 21 years ago on M-Net Channel.

Following efforts to revitalize the show last year with new judges – singer Thembi Seete and rapper-producer JR Bogopa – the decision was made to bring the local franchise to an end.

These are the Idols SA winners over the passed 18 seasons:
Season 1 – Heinz Winckle
Season 2 – Anke Pietrangeli
Season 3 – Karin Kortj
Season 4 – Jody Williams
Season 5 – Jason Hartman / Sasha-Lee Davids
Season 6 – Elvis Blue
Season 7 – Dave van Vuuren
Season 8 – Khaya Mthethwa
Season 9 – Musa Sukwene
Season 10 – Vincent Bones
Season 11 – Karabo Mogane
Season 12 – Noma Khumale
Season 13 – Paxton Fielies
Season 14 – Yanga Sobetwa
Season 15 – Luyolo Yiba
Season 16 – Zama Khumal
Season 17 – Berry Trytsman
Season 18 – Thapelo Molomo

Season 19 kicks off with auditions on 12 February on Mzansi Magic.

The judges for the final edition include Somizi Mhlongo, JR Bogopa and Thembi Seete with ProVerb as the host.

Author: editor

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