Hundreds of aspirant singers came out in droves to give fame a shot at Carnival City on Saturday, where the Idols SA season 14 auditions were held.
And with the show’s growth sustaining momentum since being moved to Mzansi Magic over the last few years, the channel describes the number of people who came to audition as a ‘record-breaking number.’
Catching Up With The Hopefuls
Amongst the hopefuls was Sindi Dhlamini (26), who hails from Brakpan, where her dreams to become a successful artist were nurtured.
She showed up at 10:30 on Friday to secure her spot in the queue as the first contestant to get her chance. She revealed that she would be singing her own song to showcase both her vocal and songwriting talent.
Having dropped out of university due to lack of finance, the mother of two keeps the lights on by performing at weddings. She’s hoping these auditions will be her big break.
Representing Balfour Park, 20-year-old Ronald Mogashoa is a first-year Behavioural Psychology student at Unisa.
But, these things aren’t complete without entertaining personas who go the extra mile to put their showmanship on display. Mankopane Pilusa (24) arrived from Doornfonteirn clad in a Superman costume and a wig. Original from Limpopo, Pilusa explained the costume as giving him a dose of Superman powers that rendered him “untouchable.”
He also hopes to go far in the competition with his superpowers.
Though, there’s no word on whether singing talent is part of the Superman superpowers.
She already looks like the whole package, all the judges will sure need from Keitu Mogatusi (23) is the vocal ability. That’s no problem, says the freelance make-up artist who specialises in micro-blading. “I’m an Idol and I know I inspire others”, she said confidently.
Winning Idols SA would change her life, she said. Gee, ya think!?
Mxolisi Lucas Khumalo (20) from Mpumalana knows that success comes to those who show up on time. He arrived for the auditions as early as 5 am to claim his spot as the first entrant. Already a seasoned musician, Mxolisi hopes his 5 years keyboard experiences will get him the golden ticket to Idols SA theatre week.
Regomoditswe Sefaro from Rustenburg came along with her childhood friend, Nthabiseng Mogotsi (20) to support her. Smart move – setting up a support system that can be a huge confidence booster ahead of those daunting auditions.
The 19-year-old is currently enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration. She’s also honing her artistic skills by learning how to play the guitar when she can. “My goal is to one day open a music school. If I get far on Idols that will get me close to this dream and see my family’s life changing for the better”, said Remogoditswe.
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