Idols SA has announced online auditions for season 17 of the singing competition, with contestants being encouraged to submit their videos on the website to avoid large gatherings.
Idols SA took to Instagram on Monday, 25 January 2021, to announce that the audition round of the singing competition will commence on Friday, 29 January 2021. The portal will be open until Sunday, 14 February 2021, however, it will close after the first 15 000 entries.
Season 17 of the show will see the judges making their decision based on the online submissions for the first time ever, as the show seeks to comply with the rules and regulations of Alert Level 3. This means that contestants will only meet the judges face-to-face later on in the competition, after going through the necessary processes to ensure the safety of all those on set.
The post stated, “Priority numero uno this year was keeping Idols SA auditions COVID safe, which is why any eligible hopeful will be able to enter on our site!”. Season 16 saw the auditions being completed prior to the national lockdown, however, the live performances saw the top 16 contestants performing for an empty studio, with just the judges and essential crew members.
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