SA’s most popular talent search, Idols SA has extended its 2017 auditions to three more cities: Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, and Polokwane respectively. With the initial audition regions now completed, there’s still a chance for aspiring musicians who missed out, to get involved via the additional three towns.
Idols SA will arrive in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 11 February, be in Bloemfontein on Sunday 12 February, and round up the Telkom-powered mini tour in Polokwane on Saturday, 18 February. But here’s where it gets interesting: only the first 200 people will be auditioned in each city.
The Eastern Cape Auditions will take place at The Boardwalk Casino situated in Port Elizabeth’s Beach Road. The Free State Auditions will kick off the next day at a venue yet to be confirmed (more details will follow on the official Mzansi Magic and Idols SA social media pages), and the Polokwane Auditions will take place at the Capricorn FM Studios – 11 Pierre Street, Hampton Court, Polokwane. Speaking about the move, Mzansi Magic’s Head of Reality, Sphumelele Sibeko says they are trying to reach as many South Africans as possible:
“Every year we try to reach as many South Africans as possible, budget constraints and logistics do not always allow us to reach everyone, but based on the public’s pleas this year, we’ve decided to come to the three additional provinces – emphasising the fact that Idols SA is a search to find THE COUNTRY’S best.”
Auditions will take place strictly from 07:00 – 13:00, so it’s going to be a race to the head of the line this time around.
Entry is free and open to all South African citizens who are between 16 and 30 years old on the date of their first audition. If you want a shot at impressing the judges, remember to bring your ID document to the audition, and minors must have written consent signed by a parent or guardian.