Thembi Seete and JR will be the new judges on the new upcoming season of Idols SA. Fans favourite, Somizi Mhlongo will also return as a judge.
An acclaimed actor, dancer and musician who has been part of South Africa’s pop culture fabric since the 1990s, Thembi Seete is known for her consistent reinvention and evolution as an artist. From her Boom Shaka days to her hit solo career. She has since branched out into the small screen, and stars in the popular Mzansi Magic telenovela Gomora, as Gladys.
Seete is no stranger to the judge’s chair. She was a guest judge in Idols SA season 17, and warmly received by fans, who loved her bubbly energy, constructive critique and useful nuggets of advice for the show’s performers.
Rounding off the judges’ table is hitmaker, techpreneur and rapper JR Bogopa. Since his Make the Circle bigger days, the award-winning musician has branched out into various parts of the entertainment industry.
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With a music publishing company, record company and music distribution app to his name, JR understands the business of entertainment. A newcomer to the Idols SA world, he brings a wealth of experience. It will provide contestants with knowledge that goes beyond performing.