By: Natasha Archary
COVID-19 is not going to affect this year’s SA Idols auditions, which will be held online. The auditions platform will be open from the 29th January until the 14 February 2021 or when the entries reach 15,000.
All hopeful entrants need to do is submit a 30-second video of themselves singing and fill in the online entry form. The link to the audition platform will go live on Friday the 29th at exactly 09h00am.
Judging will take place from the 01st February and conclude on the 01st March 2021. This does change the dynamics of the judging, with the judges unable to give critique personally.
The tough judging panel from last year includes Unathi Nkayi, Somizi Mhlongo and Randall Abrahams, known for their ability to call a spade a spade and for sniffing out serious talent. The audition phase of the contest is what set the show apart.
Making the most of the situation and still going ahead with production as planned amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however, means the show must go on.