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SA Idols Auditions in Cape Town
The search for South Africa’s next singing sensation begins this February in the Mother City
Fancy yourself the next Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber? Then, clear your throat and get ready to hit those high notes; South African Idols season nine auditions kick off in Cape Town at the GrandWest Grand Arena on Saturday, 2 February 2013.
Having just come off the most successful season in the singing competition’s history – viewership ratings were higher than ever before, Idols SA looks to, once more, unearth some of the nation’s most talented entertainment gems. Director of the M-Net Channels Pierre Cloete encourages singers to attend, saying that, "It would be a great pity if anyone misses the auditions and loses out on a once in a lifetime chance to become South Africa’s next big singing sensation!”
So, Cape Town hopefuls keen to become Mzansi’s next singing sensation can flock to the popular casino to show their stuff and perform for the hard-as-nails judges in attempt to become South Africa’s sweetheart and the next Idols winner.
How to enter the 2013 Idols SA Auditions in Cape Town
If you think you’ve got what it takes, including the coveted x-factor, then listen up, we’ve got the lowdown on where to be and what to bring to wow the judges this year.
- Take yourself and your bar-coded South African ID (no licenses will be accepted), or a certified copy, to the GrandWest Grand Arena; the doors open at 8am. So get there early to secure your spot in line.
- Participants must be between the ages of 16 and 30 on the date of the first audition.
- Any contestants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can sign participation forms.
- Do note that if you are affiliated with a recording company at the time of the auditions, you will not be allowed to enter.
- If you have previously auditioned for the competition, you’re welcome to try-out again. Only those who made it to the Top 10 Idols cannot audition again.
- Instruments will be allowed and a keyboard will be available at all the try-outs, and singers can perform any song, including their own.
Since thousands of contestants will line up to sing their hearts out for the judges, the key to standing out is choosing the right song; go for something upbeat and unconventional that will complement your voice – so choose carefully.
Top tip: take along a pen, bottle of water or soothing drink to keep your vocals in top shape, and bring a book to help pass the time - auditions will most likely take all day.. There’s also a chance that you may be asked to come back again in the following days.
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