Unathi on her new job with Idols

By Drum Digital
26 January 2011

THE call came through in November, she says. “Think about it,” the person on the other end of the line said. “There’s no rush.” But really, what was there to think about? As she puts it, if you’re in showbiz and you’re offered a job like this, you aren’t going to dwell on it for long.The job Unathi Msengana was offered was, of course, judging the 2011 season of Idols and helping the panel of judges set a new group of starry-eyed young people on the road to fame and fortune.

She managed to hold off calling M-Net back for a few days, then picked up the phone and arranged to sign on for the new season. Her appointment as the new judge was announced recently, ending speculation about who would step into the shoes of the irrepressible – and controversial – Mara Louw.

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