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Thursday, February 4, 2021


Deadline: February 14, 2021, midnight  (or when the 15,000-entry limit is reached, whichever comes sooner)

Idols SA 2021 will have a completely different composition for season 17 auditions.

“The current status quo does not allow us to do things the traditional way,” say the organisers. “Therefore, to keep up with the spirit of staying apart so we can be together again, the Idols auditions this year will deviate from the culture of hosting auditions in four big cities, namely Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

“For season 17, there is a positive aspect in the restrictions that come with Covid-19. All eligible hopefuls from all corners of our country can enter without worrying about getting to the audition's venue.”

However, there will be strict rules to adhere to in order to have a successful submission for the SA Idols online auditions. The video must be 30 seconds long of just singing. All other information will have a part where it is catered for on the entry. It is important for the participants to prepare their 30-second-long clip and all the relevant information before they log on to submit their entry.

This exciting new format gives people who could not get to the designated venues an opportunity they have been dreaming of but could not access due to limited resources.

The Online Auditions platform will open on January 29, 2021, and close at February 14, 2021, midnight or when the 15,000-entry limit is reached, whichever comes first.

Furthermore, the judging for the online auditions will commence on February 1, 2021, and conclude on March 1, 2021. This new format encourages a greater variety of entries and it will ensure that the show goes on despite the pandemic.

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