Idols SA auditions kick off in Cape Town this weekend


M-Net and Mzansi Magic, co-producers of Idols SA Season 9, are reminding Cape Town singers not to miss the chance of becoming South Africa’s next shining superstar. The Cape Town auditions are taking place this week Saturday, 2 February at the Grandwest Entertainment World.

“We can’t wait to see what the Cape Town queues will deliver,” says Idols SA spokesperson, Lani Lombard. “The Mother City has produced the most Idols singers to date, but last year Cape Town’s reputation got a bit of a knock when only one singer made it to the Top 10. We’re challenging Cape Town to regain their status as the country’s Idols capital. You will only know if your material can make it all the way to the top if you take that first step … to the audition venue!”

South African citizens between the ages of 16 and 30 (on the day of their audition) are eligible to enter Idols SA Season 9. Those younger than 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all contestants will be asked to present their ID documents at the registration, which will take place on the day of auditioning. Musical instruments will again be allowed in the audition room.

But how do you ensure that you stand out from the crowd? Idols SA Executive Producer and Director, Gavin Wratten, shares some tips: “Think about why you buy a CD or download a song, something about that artist connects with you and it’s normally a combination of looks, attitude and voice. Make sure you’re prepared; forget about the judges; and just give it your all.”
Singers are also advised to bring along water and food, as the wait can be long and tiring.

Further auditions will be held at the following venues on these dates:

Sat 16 Feb – Soweto: Soweto Theatre

Sat 2 Mar – Durban: Playhouse

Sat 23 Mar – Johannesburg: Sandton Convention Centre

To stay on top of Idols news, follow Idols SA on Twitter @IdolsSA and the official Idols Facebook page at “Idols South Africa”.