Idols SA has detailed the various safety measures put in place on set, which have caused for the contestants to journey through a completely different format of the show than before.
Idols SA shared a YouTube video on Sunday, 13 September 2020, which saw judges, Somizi Mhlongo, Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi, detailing what they felt were the most significant differences on the current season because of COVID-19. Due to the rules and regulations of the lockdown, contestants were kept apart for their group performances, meaning that they could not rehearse collectively before their final performance. Randall explained that as opposed to previous years where they sang together, the singers were given the opportunity to showcase their individual talents.
Somizi also explained that it was different not having a live audience for the final round of Theatre Week, as it normally gives the contestants a chance to feel what it’s like to perform on the live stage. Unathi went on to state, “It’s changed the game completely. Apart from the fact that we had online auditions this year for the first time, the lockdown has completely changed everything.”
Watch the video below.