’Idols SA’ come back to our screens this August for season 16

’Idols SA’ come back to our screens this August for season 16

“Idols SA” is returning for season 16 to your screens this August.

This year’s auditions were filmed before lockdown in March in four cities – Pretoria, Durban, Jo’burg and Cape Town.

“As we turn 16, your front room will, from this Sunday, transform into front row seats of the most important entertainment spectacle, enough to form you ditch your lockdown woes.
’Idols SA’ come back to our screens this August for season 16


“This is because ’Idols SA’ is back and that we are really excited about the show – from the wooden mic, right up to the live shows.

“This year’s Idols are going to be quite just a show,” said executive producer and director of SIC Entertainment, Gavin Wratten.

The return of Mzansi’s most loved talent search show comes after Luyolo Yiba dropped the wooden mic to urge the golden ticket, made it past theatre week, past live shows before he won the hearts of the bulk of South Africans to win the grand prize of the 15th edition of the competition.

Loyola’s talent stood out, such a lot that he remained standing despite being placed on the audition spot by the show’s returning judges.

He survived the nerve-wracking critique of Randall Abrahams, the compliments, and tears of Unathi Nkayi. Luyolo even got Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung to blow everyone away with entertaining phrases that viewers became familiar with.
All the judges will make their return this season and viewers will once more get to ascertain their favorite stars being invited on to the show as guest judges.

“Mzansi is proud to still provide a platform for brand spanking new stars to be discovered and for talent to be unearthed.

“I am told this year’s Idols, dubbed sweet 16, are going to be ‘more than simply a show’. this could set the stage for our contestants and therefore the show to succeed in new highs,” said Nomsa Philiso, director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

While the show’s production team will take the required health precautions to make sure the security of the contestants is prioritized, all mass auditions were shot before lockdown.

All the requisite health guidelines are going to be put in situ before all the live shows, and therefore the cast and crew will make sure that social distancing, sanitizing of hands and venues with adequate ventilation are going to be used for this year’s showpiece.

*Catch “Idols SA” on DStv Channel 161 on Sunday, August 02.