The Idols 13 auditions moved to Pretoria this week (16 July) and it was a case of déjà vu when the same faces turned out to suffer again after crashing and burning previously.
Here's a recap of the episode by the show:
Idols 8 winner and award-winning musician Khaya Mthethwa made it to the other side of the table as a guest judge in this week's episode, and his experience as a contestant saw him empathise with the wide-eyed hopefuls, without being a pushover.
is the only place you can come in as a dreamer and leave a superstar,” he declared.
This week's episode was proof of just how much people dream of that superstardom. The episode could have been dubbed “another shot at fame” as a number of returnees came back to try their luck.
Lindo, Faith, Ginger and Thapelo made it yet again to Theatre Week, but it’s still to be seen if the pressure of “Hell Week” will see them crash and burn again.
As usual, Randall had some curt comments to throw about, including telling a contestant, “The level of originality is non-existent.”
And while getting four nods is like cracking the code to the vault housing the crown jewels, the truly talented ones did it, booking themselves a safe spot in the first round of Theatre Week.
Pretoria secured 18 Golden Tickets in total.
The episode also introduced the Telkom Pop-Up Audition bus which travelled to Polokwane. Contestants’ auditions were uploaded to the judges and four lucky candidates had their Golden Tickets hand delivered to their doors by Proverb.
Who knows, maybe Mzansi’s next Idol is hiding among these gems? After all, Polokwane is not known as The City of Stars for no reason.