Kwaito artist, producer and musical director Zwai Bala and renowned singer, producer and Member of Parliament Ringo Madlingozi are among the guest judges when the popular talent search show Idols SA returns for its 17th season on Sunday.
This season attracted a record 15 000 online entrants.
Resident judges Somizi Mhlongo, Unathi Nkayi, Randall Abrahams, and host and co-executive producer Proverb all return.
"We are excited that South Africa's most-loved talent search show, Idols SA, returns this Sunday to entertain our viewers and most importantly, to give a platform for South Africa's unearthed talent to reach for their dreams," says Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
The season's theme is "Reuniting Mzansi", and all auditions were held online to adhere to Covid-19 safety regulations.
Idols SA will start with airing all online auditions on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) this Sunday, 11 July, at 17:30.