JOHANNESBURG – Idols SA Randall Abrahams has joined Unathi as the singing show revamps its judging panel. Randall has been fired from Mzansi’s reality singing show Idols SA. This follows a revamp of the competition judging panel.
Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi will not be part of the judging panel for this new season. M-net’s director Shirley Adonisi confirmed this to various media outlets.
” The channel will not be renewing their contracts with for the upcoming season of the popular singing show. We are taking a fresh approach to the judging panel to retail audiences and stay competitive in the Sunday night timeslot”. Shirley said.
Both the judges were thanked for their professional level and immense contribution to the South African entertainment scene and wished them well. Unathi posted on her social media thanking all the viewers and fans for the love and support she has received throughout the years.
“Oh man! Thank you for your love South Africa and our beautiful continent of Africa. Please allow me to honour you. You have been kind, loving and deeply invested. Truly the real energy and heartbeat of a wonderful wave of hope and dreams coming true on Idols and as you do that, you have made my dreams come true too. THANK YOU. ” She posted on her Instagram account.
“We salute these great icons of South African entertainment and thank them both for great innings on Idols. Randall and Unathi have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and made an impact on the South African entertainment scene that will continue to be felt for some time to come. We wish them well in their endeavours”.
It is reported that Somizi is returning as a judge in the upcoming season of Idols SA this comes after he was axed from the reality singing competition in 2021 due to claims of physical abuse in his marriage with Mohale Motaung.