Idols SA Season 17 auditions now go online nationwide – so the game is on! The Idols Online Auditions platform will open on Friday, 29 January 2021 and close at Sunday, 14 February 2021, midnight or when a 15 000-entry limit is reached, whichever comes first.

Furthermore, judging for the online auditions will commence on 1 February, and conclude on 1 March 2021. This new format encourages a greater variety of entries and it will ensure that the show goes on despite the pandemic.

Season 17 auditions

As such, Idols SA 2021 will have a completely different composition for Season 17 auditions, as the current status quo does not allow one to do things the traditional way. Therefore, to keep up with the spirit of staying apart so we can be together again, Idols auditions this year will deviate from the culture of hosting auditions in four big cities, namely Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

The new Idols format

For season 17, there is a positive aspect in the restrictions that come with Covid-19, as all eligible hopefuls from all corners of our country can enter without worrying about getting to the audition’s venue.

However, there will be strict rules to adhere to in order to have a successful submission for the SA Idols online auditions. This includes a 30 seconds-long video of just singing. It is important for participants to prepare their 30-second-long clip and all the relevant information before they log on to submit their entry.

This exciting new format gives people who could not get to designated venues an opportunity they have been dreaming of, but could not access due to limited resources.

What: Idols SA season 17 auditions 2021
When: 29 January – 14 February 2021