Dineo Ranaka receives resounding consensus to become resident Idols SA judge

As the latest guest judge on Idols SA, Dineo Ranaka has received resounding calls to permanently occupy the seat as a resident judge on the show.

Idols South Africa (SA) took to Twitter on Sunday, 26 September 2021, to confirm that media personality, Dineo Ranaka, was the guest judge on the latest episode of the live performances. Ranaka is now the third guest judge who has occupied the seat during the live performances. This is as resident judge, Somizi Mhlongo is still on extended leave following the controversy surrounding his separation from Mohale Motaung. Previous guest judges that have filled the seat include Lady Du and Buhlebendalo Mda.

Following Ranaka’s appearance, fans of the show took to Twitter to call for the media personality to earn a permanent seat on the judging panel. This is as viewers could not fault her commentary on the performances. This can be attributed to Ranaka’s presenting and radio hosting experience. However, fans also remembered that the star had once ventured into music with singles including Survive and House Party. Moreover, considering her longevity in the industry, her advice was centred around ensuring the Idols SA 17 contestants’ longevity.

It is unclear at the moment whether the show will continue with the enlisting of guest judges for the rest of the season, only to announce a new resident judge with the new season, or if it will decide to keep Ranaka because of the resounding warm welcome she received.

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