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AUDITIONS: Idols SA Season 15 kicks off in 2019

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AUDITIONS: Idols SA Season 15 kicks off in 2019

After announcing Yanga Sobetwa as the winner for Season 14, Idols SA has already revealed auditions for next Season.

The auditions for Season 15 will kick off in January 2019 and will happen in 4 cities; Pretoria, Durban, Joburg and Cape Town.

The auditions will be criss-crossing South Africa in search of the velvet vocals of our next Idols.



Here are the details:

• 26 January 2019 – Pretoria – State Theatre

• 9 February 2019 – Durban – North Beach Amphitheatre

• 16 February 2019 – Johannesburg – Ellis Park

• 2 March 2019 – Cape Town – Century City


What time should I get to auditions and what should I bring?

The queues are often long, so get there early. Registration will open at 8am. Bring your ID or proof of identification, some water to keep hydrated, food and a song that suits your voice.


Who is allowed to audition for Idols?

Anyone who is a South African citizen between the ages of 16 and 30 may enter Idols. Minors must have written consent signed by a parent or guardian. Singers who auditioned in previous seasons are allowed to re-enter, but not anyone from a previous Top 10.


When does Idols Season 15 start and end?

Idols SA Season 15 premiere will be announced soon. Look out for more information on our platforms.


Where will Idols SA be screened?

Idols Season 15 will be screened in HD on Mzansi Magic, Channel 161 on DStv, every Sunday.

There will also be a dedicated Idols channel, (Idols Extra) Channel 199 on DStv.

The show will also be available on DStv Catch Up once the show has aired.


I auditioned for Idols this year. Will I be able to see my audition?

All auditions that make it to the judges round will be screened on Idols Extra, Channel 199 on DStv and will also be available on


Where will the live shows be filmed?

The live shows will be filmed at the State Theatre in Pretoria and the finale will be filmed at Carnival City, in Johannesburg’s East Rand on (Date TBC).


When does voting open?

Voting will open during live shows at the Top 16 phase of the competition, after Theatre Week.


How would I be able to vote?

All voting details will be communicated in the first Top 16 show and the terms and conditions will then be made available on the Idols SA website –


What is the prize package for Idols this year?

The full prize package is still to be confirmed, but the winner will win a recording contract amongst other big prizes.


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