Casting Calls

Calling all gospel singers

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Casting Calls on 22 May 2011
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As broken by TVSA last month, SABC2 is bringing back its popular reality singing competition I Want to Sing Gospel for a second season, premiering on the channel on Sunday 17 July, at 20h00.

The competition, which is the brainchild of music company executive and talent scout Lindelani Mkhize, kicks off with the countrywide auditions on 1 June, with the aim of showcasing 30 of the best singers for 13 grueling weeks in Johannesburg.

This is where the contestants will have to prove to Mkhize why he should turn one of them into South Africa's next gospel singing sensation.

The music genius and prodigious producer behind the SAMA-winning Joyous Celebration, Mkhize - together with his panel of weekly guest judges - will be faced with the difficult task of searching for the next gospel star.

The show will once again be hosted by renowned gospel artist Thabo Mdluli.

The first season of I Want to Sing Gospel saw Durban-born Lungisani Ntuli walk away with R100,000 in cash and a recording contract with Lindelani Mkhize Entertainment in 2008.

This year it could be you - or someone you know. If you think you have waht it takes, here are the audition details you need to know:

Registration Details

To qualify for the audition, contestants must SMS the Name of the City they would like to audition in, which are (Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Mpumalanga, Johannesburg and Durban), followed by your Name, Surname and ID number to 34709.

Contestants need to use these codes for the city they'd like to audition in:

CT for Cape Town 
JHB for Johannesburg
DBN for Durban
PE for Port Elizabeth
Witbank for Witbank//Emalahleni

Contestants will then receive a reference number to confirm their registration.

At auditions, contestants are required to show their reference number together with their green bar-coded Identity Book.

The gates will open from 7am till late.

Audition Details

Port Elizabeth

Venue: Feather Market Centre
Date:Tuesday, 31st May

Cape Town

Venue: Good Hope Centre
Date: Tuesday, 7th June


Venue: City Hall Civic Centre
Date: Friday, 10th June


Venue: Bassline, Newtown
Date: Monday, 13th June


Venue: BAT Centre
Date: Friday 17th June

N.B. Contestants who come to the auditions on the above specified dates need to make themselves availables for call-backs the following day.

The winner of this year's competition will walk away with a cash prize of R150,000 (50-grand more than Season 1) and a recording contract from Lindelani Mkhize Entertainment.


23 May 2011 08:02

i think i hv what it takes to be walk away with R 150 000.00. Lolest. 

23 May 2011 12:32

Hi everyone, a headsup that the audition date has changed for PE: from Wednesday, 1st June to Tuesday, 31st May. We've updated in the details.

23 May 2011 12:41

I did enter and I got this message "Thank you for entering It's Gospel Time competition. Keep your cellphone close by, you may be a winner". 

They must update maan....I've wasted my money, instead of getting a reference number I got that message.

25 May 2011 08:08

My last R1,50 is gone trying to register for this competition. I got a reply message saying Thank you for entering it's Gospel Time competition, keep your cellphone close by you may be a winner. Where is my reference number? What does it's Gospel Time have to do with I want to sing Gospel. My very last R1,50 is gone...

25 May 2011 17:04

Hi everyone - they gave the wrong details for entering the show - you need to add the city you're auditioning in as well. We've updated the details in the article.

28 May 2011 10:06

for the nxt i want to sing gospel competition, plz include other countries frm the southern africa region too coz we've also got talent but nowhere to showcase that talent and we live in SA. Thx.

30 May 2011 16:36

Thanks for updating, it has now worked. I got my reference number now.

31 May 2011 10:48

I got my reference number too! *xcited*

01 Jun 2011 07:52

My bobble was burst yesterday when i found out m nt age appropriate! I cnt bliv you put age restrictions in such a competion. Its all about God n church, Geeeee... *sad*

27 Feb 2012 19:29

I added a city I want to audition in, but I still get a "Thnks for entering its gospel time competion" message.

28 Feb 2012 22:55

The last season of auditions I heard to late about it,but I know that I have what it takes and even more to win the next season.Thanks a lot,for giving me a chance not to only win but also to minister to more of those who need the Gosple

01 Mar 2012 19:24

When am I going to get my reference number? Please I realy need this......

Cute Bling
29 Apr 2012 01:31

Finally I'm going to be a gospel singer and I know I have all what it takes to walk away with that 150 000

11 Oct 2012 10:51

When are the next auditions for season 3? I have what it takes to take the competition.....

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