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IDOLS SA is back with the razzmatazz of new judge Somizi

Following last season's massive success – with a record-breaking 24 million votes being cast – Idols SA returns to M-Net and Mzansi Magic this week Sunday at 17:00 CAT.

This season all the episodes will be two hours long, and the producers hit the refresh button by adding a fourth member to the judging panel. 

Flamboyant entertainer and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo joins Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana and Gareth Cliff in the search for South Africa's next singing sensation.  


"By now, we all know what to expect from our esteemed judges:  Randall will be his nit-picking, brutally honest self; Gareth will fire off witty remarks; and Unathi is bound to shed some tears. So the big question now is how Somizi will perform his judging duties," says M-Net's Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. "Prepare yourself for the highest level of energy, Somizi's trademark pizazz and all kinds of spontaneous moves. But he will also impress with his practical music knowledge and deep insight into the world of showbiz."


In the first episode we'll see how Somizi made his first appearance at the State Theatre in Pretoria, where the countrywide auditions for Idols SA Season 11 kicked off this year. While the two hour long show on M-Net and Mzansi Magic will feature some of the best – and worst – singers who eagerly awaited the judges' comments, all the auditions will once again be played on the Idols SA Extra channel, channel 199 on DStv, from the time the show's end credits roll.


Next week Sunday the auditions will move to the GrandWest Casino and World of Entertainment in Cape Town and the following two episodes will feature the good, bad – and ugly – at The Playhouse Theatre in Durban and Carnival City on the East of Johannesburg. The lucky few who receive a precious Golden Ticket will then face the music again at Idols SA's gruelling Theatre Week before the Top 16 will sing for the voting public.


Among the slate of performers in the first episode is a former drama student who entered the competition as his female alter-ego; the handsome son of a famous South African musician; a singer-songwriter who busks to make a living; a young man who supports his entire family; and a n ecstatic Idols fan who has a big crush on presenter ProVerb.


But can they sing? And, will they go home with a coveted Golden Ticket?


You'll find out if you watch Idols SA in HD on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv or on Mzansi Magic, channel 161 on DStv on Sundays at 17:00 CAT, from Sunday, 12 July. Or tune into the Idols Extra channel, channel 199 on DStv.


For the latest information on Idols SA visit the official Idols X website at www.mnet.co.za/idolssa, follow Idols SA on Twitter @IdolsSA or like the official Idols Facebook page at “Idols South Africa”, or log on to www.dstv.com.

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TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch

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On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.

Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).

Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / masimololebasadi@gmail.com / Bash Connektor Facebook page.

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