The search for SA’s new Idol is on!

Wishful singing stars who have been waiting in the wings to rock the stage, hit the high notes in a recording studio and build a phenomenal fan base, can once again line-up for the audition that might catapult them into the limelight. Idols SA is back in 2013 to launch the showbiz career of a talented unknown performer with a one-in-a million voice. Auditions for the ninth season of South Africa’s biggest singing competition, a co-production between M-Net and Mzansi Magic, will be taking place around the country pronto. The Idols Season 9 auditions kick-off in Cape Town on Saturday, 2 February and thereafter it’s up to singers in Durban, Johannesburg and Soweto to convince the judges that they need a foot in the door to fame. Wannabe Idols need to join the queues at the following venues on these dates: Saturday, 2 February – Cape Town: Grandwest Entertainment World; Saturday, 16 February – Soweto: Soweto Theatre; Saturday, 2 March – Durban: Playhouse; Saturday, 23 March – Johannesburg: Sandton Convention Centre. South African citizens between the ages of 16 and 30 (on the day of their audition) are eligible to enter Idols SA Season 9. Those younger than 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all contestants will be asked to present their ID documents at the registration, which will take place on the day of auditioning. Musical instruments will again be allowed in the audition room.