Fans of Idols SA will be happy to hear that their favorite singing competition program is going to return to small screens.
Idols SA season 18 will debut on Mzansi Magic on July 17 and is expected to be bigger and better, according to a statement made by Mzansi Magic. A season that promises to treat fans to show-stopping performances has Standard Bank as its new headlining sponsor.
The show is back with a new theme, “Singing a Different Tune,” and new judges Thembi Seete, a legendary musician, and JR Bogopa, a multi-talented rapper and TV celebrity, will join the returning judges Somizi Mhlongo and Thembi Seete. For more than a year, Tebogo “ProVerb” Thekisho has served as the show’s host.
“Idols SA is back!! As much as it is about the music, it is also about the people: we are proud to unearth new and emerging talent, and our viewers form emotional connections with the singers as we follow along their journey from audition stage to making a career from their passion. We are excited to see who season 18 brings us,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
“We are also excited to welcome our new headline sponsor Standard Bank, as a valued partner for this season. They have over the years proven to be passionate about making dreams come true and our winners should look forward to a basket of great prizes, which will be announced in due course,” she concludes.
Season 18 also sees a new sponsor, Standard Bank, partnering with Idols SA. “True to our values at Standard Bank we want to give South Africans the tools and support they need to achieve their dreams and aspirations and this sponsorship helps us do just that. It’s all about taking the first steps to building your dreams and believing that It Can Be a reality. We’re really excited to be part of the journey, all the best to the those fighting to make their dreams a reality,” Lindy Lou Alexander, Head, Brand & Marketing Consumer & HNW Brand & Marketing, CHNW.