The last leg for the Idols Season 15 auditions took place in Cape Town on Saturday.
The Century City Conference Centre was abuzz with activity as hundreds of hopefuls got in line to get their shot at becoming South Africas’ next Idol.
The hopefuls faced two rounds before hearing if they made it to the judge’s audition, which will be held in Joburg later in the year.
Only those who make the director’s cut will be flown to Joburg in a few weeks’ time where they will face judges Randal, Unathi and Somizi.
The Daily Voice spoke to three contestants who made it to the director’s cut. First in the line was Sisanda Dudumasha, 22, originally from Johannesburg and now living in Cape Town and who is a third-year engineering student.
“Music inspires me, and I’m singing Paradise Road by Joy to melt the judges’ hearts,” she says.
Nolusindiso Ncamiso, 21, from Gugulethu, says she’s been standing in line since 10pm on Friday but still looked fresh as a daisy in her stylish outfit for which the judges praised her.
“I managed to ace the first step of audition and I’m honoured to have gotten to the next level,” an excited Nolusindiso said after her audition.
Louise Nichols, 28, from Strandfontein, says her family encouraged her to enter.
“I never enter competitions, but this time I’m feeling lucky. I got here at 5am with a relative.”
Shiree September, 17, from Bishop Lavis soema brought her whole family for support.
Proud relatives described her singing as “so melodic and pleasant”.
“I’m in Grade 11 and this is my first time entering the Idols competition. Also, (2017 winner) Paxton having won has inspired me to come and audition,” Shiree said.