The thirteenth season of Idols SA started to broadcast on Sunday, July 9, 2017, and ended on Sunday, November 19, 2017, on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) every Sunday at 5 p.m.
Winner: Paxton Fielies
Runner-up: Mthokozisi Ndaba
Original network: M-Net, M-Net HD & Mzansi Magic
Original release: July 2014 – 23 November 2014
Auditions kicked off on Saturday, January 14, 2017, and ended on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The auditions were held in the following cities;
|Cape Town||GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World||Saturday 14 January 2017|
|Pretoria||The State Theatre||Saturday 21 January 2017|
|Durban||The Playhouse||Saturday 28 January 2017|
|Johannesburg||Carnival City||Saturday 4 February 2017|
Due to widespread demand, the auditions were extended to three more cities: Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, and Polokwane.
|Port Elizabeth||The Boardwalk Casino||Saturday 11 February 2017|
|Bloemfontein||Mimosa Mall||Sunday 12 February 2017|
|Polokwane||Capricorn FM Studios||Saturday 18 February 2017|
Top 16 Contestants
The Idols SA season 13 top 16 contestants were revealed on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Check out the Top 16 contestants Main article here.
The top 16 were divided into two groups, one and two.
Group one consisted of Gugu Zulu, Phindy, Lindo, Paxton, Faith, Christo, Blessed and Thokozile, they all performed live on Sunday, August 27, 2017.
|Blessed||“Promises” by Brenda Fassie|
|Christo||“Versace” on Floor by Bruno Mars|
|Faith||“Memeza” by Vusi Nova|
|Gugu Zulu||“There’s Music in the Air” by Letta Mbulu|
|Lindo||“Lifetime” by Maxwell|
|Paxton||“Here” by Alessia Cara|
|Phindy||“Chasing Pavements” by Adele|
|Thokozile||“Dangerously in Love” by Beyonce|
Group two consisted of Thapelo, Tee, Mthokozisi, Minnie, Hadassah, Gabi, Botlhale and Basetsana, they all performed live on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
|Basetsana||“Umthwalo” by Zahara|
|Botlhale||“I Cant Feel My Face” by The Weeknd|
|Gabi||“Nobody Love” by Tori Kelly|
|Hadassah||“Golden” by Jill Scott|
|Minnie||“Vulindlela” by Brenda Fassie|
|Mthokozisi||“I Wanna Know” by Joe|
|Tee||“Qinisela” by Kelly Khumalo|
|Thapelo||“Love and War” by Tamar Braxton|
The final was on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The season ended with Paxton Fielies being crowned the winner.