In order to keep up with the spirit of staying apart so we can be together again, the Idols auditions this year will deviate from the culture of hosting auditions in four big cities, namely Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, and will rather move into the digital space.
According to IOL, all eligible hopefuls from all corners of South Africa can enter without worrying about getting to the audition’s venue – and in that curb the spread of the coronavirus.
It is said that there will be strict rules to adhere to in order to have a successful submission for the online auditions. For instance, the video must be 30 seconds long of just singing.
All other information will have a part where it is catered for on the entry. It is important for the participants to prepare their 30-second-long clip and all the relevant information before they log on to submit their entry.
“This new format gives people who could not get to the designated venues an opportunity they have been dreaming of but could not access due to limited resources.”
The online auditions platform will open on Friday, 29 January and close at Sunday, 14 February, midnight or when they reach the 15 000-entry limit, whichever comes first.
Furthermore, the judging for the online auditions will commence on the 1 February 2021 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.”