By: Natasha Archary
Idols SA has gone ahead with plans to introduce guest judges on the show in Somizi’s absence.
The first guest judge this week was Lady Du who featured on this week’s edition of The Ultimate Kaya 959 Top 30 with DJ Keyez.
Early last week social media users were calling for Kelly Khumalo to be one of the judges on the show, with the Sunday World reporting that the producers have been considering her inclusion.
Despite the rumours swelling around Kelly Khumalo the channel did not reveal any names, saying it will be running a social media campaign for its viewers to guess the week’s judge.
“As the competition now advances to live shows with the Top 16 contestants singing it out for the coveted grand prize, guest judges will be chosen from the infinite pool of Mzansi’s entertainment industry – and all are trailblazers in their respective crafts. The guest judges are going to be announced weekly via the Mzansi Magic website and social media platforms,” the company said in a statement.
Please give a warm #IdolsSA welcome to @Ladydu_sa! She’s set to be the FIRST of MANY guest judges that’ll join @tv_randall and @Unathi_Africa in the live shows this season. Episode 8 tomorrow is about to DU the things that can make the live show to be done! 💙
— Idols South Africa (@IdolsSA) August 28, 2021
Somizi Mhlongo was given time off this season after allegations surfaced that he abused his estranged husband Mohale Motaung.
The abuse allegations surfaced after leaked audio of an interview of Mohale where he detailed incidents of abuse with his estranged husband.