Idols South Africa, the popular reality television singing competition, has recently been cancelled by the broadcaster. Phil Mphela, an entertainment commentator announced the latest development about the show on Twitter. The cancellation of the show has come as a shock to fans and contestants who have participated in the past seasons.
Idols South Africa Cancelled
Written by Uno on 6 February, 2023
Idols South Africa was first introduced in 2002 with, Heinz Winkler winning the very first season of #IdolsSA and quickly gained popularity among South African audiences. Over the years, the show has produced talented and successful musicians who have made a significant impact to the South African music industry.
The reasons for the cancellation of the show states: ‘massive ratings drop and viewer fatigue’. However, some sources say, ‘high production costs’ which have contributed to the decision. In addition, the changing landscape of the entertainment industry and the shift towards digital platforms may also have played a role.
Some fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment & excitement regarding the final season of the reality show:
Despite the cancellation of Idols South Africa, the contestants and winners from the past seasons will continue to leave a lasting impact on the music industry. The show has helped to launch the careers of many talented musicians including, Khaya Mthethwa, Shekinah, Lloyd Cele just to name a few and has brought South African music to the forefront of the entertainment industry internationally.
The cancellation of Idols South Africa marks the end of an era for the music industry. While it is sad to see the show come to an end, the memories and impact of the competition will be remembered for many years to come.
If you still anticipated to watch the reality show, here’s your last chance. Season 19 for 2023 will air on @Mzansimagic (@DStv 161) dates to be announced by channel.