Idols SA 2018 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Idols SA Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

As we continue to gear up for Idols SA season 14, here are some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) that you might have in your mind.

When and where are the Idols SA Season 14 auditions?

The Idols SA 2018 auditions will take place as follows:

Durban: Sat 20 January, North Beach Amphitheatre (Opposite Tsogo Sun – Elangeni)

Cape Town: Sat 27 January, Century City Conference Centre, behind Ratanga Junction

Pretoria: Sat 10 February, The State Theatre

Johannesburg: Sat 24th February, Carnival City

Thanks to Telkom, Idols SA has extended its 2018 auditions to three more cities. Look out for Pop-Up Auditions in:

Bloemfontein: 3 February, 2018

Port Elizabeth: 17 February, 2018

Polokwane: 3 March, 2018

**Venues will be communicated in Jan 2018

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 14 start and end?

Idols SA Season 14 broadcast starts on Sunday 8 July and ends on Sunday 18 November.

Where will Idols SA be screened?

Idols Season 14 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

Who are the Idols judges?

The judges are Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana and Somizi Mhlongo. Our Idols SA judges are all experts in their respective fields. For their full profiles, go to

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 with Universal Music, amongst other big prizes.

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