Somizi joins SA Idols

By Drum Digital
31 January 2015

One of South Africa’s most flamboyant and successful choreographers, Somizi Mhlongo, has joined the Idols SA judging panel.

Somizi will be the fourth judge alongside veteran Idols SA judges Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana and Gareth Cliff for the eleventh season of Idols.

This is the first time since founding judge Dave Thompson left the show at the end of Season 5 (2009) that Idols SA has a four-person Idols panel. “I literally couldn’t sleep last night!” an excited Somizi said just before he was introduced to the big crowd of wannabe Idols stars, who waited in anticipation to find out who this year's judges would be.

“I’ve never had a wedding but I imagine it feels a little like this. I’ve known about this for about two months already and I didn’t tell a soul,” he continued, “not even Unathi, and we’ve been working on her music video together every day!” “I will be judging the ‘razzmatazz’,” Somizi explains.

“Contestants are warned: from now on a good voice alone isn’t enough anymore – I’m going to want contestants who have showmanship!” Idols SA Season 11 officially kicked off at the State Theatre in Pretoria this weekend.

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