If you’re an aspiring singer, the question you may be hearing for the next few months in South Africa may be, “Do you have what it takes to be the next South African Idol?” 2014 auditions for season 9 of idols kicked off this week in Cape Town and the next stop will be in Johannesburg. What song are you going to sing at your audition to win over the judges?
Last year, Idols Season 8 achieved the highest viewing in the history of SA Idols, with more than 2.9 million votes entered. This year, you may audition if you are between the ages of 16 and 30 (bring a parent or guardian if you are under 18 years of age).
If you’re having a difficult time coming up with a song to sing, here are some popular tunes performed on past SA Idol seasons:
– “Firework” by Katy Perry
– “And I am Telling You” by Jennifer Hudson
– “Rock Steady” by Aretha Franklin
– “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye
– “Thinking of You” by Katy Perry
– “Respect” by Katy Perry
– “Domino” by Jessie J
– “Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga
– “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan
– “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
Need some more song ideas? Pick up a CD with one of these top Grammy Award Winning songs:
– “Without You” by Usher feat. David Ghetta
– “Marry the Night” by Lady Gaga
– “Grenade” by Bruno Mars
And if you still can’t think of a song to sing during SA Idols, you can always sing a Tina Turner song or a tearjerker by Coldplay. It may be time to quit your day job and become a star!
2014 Season 9 Auditions are already happening, here are the remaining locations you can audition at:
Saturday, 15 February – Johannesburg – Carnival City
Saturday, 22 February – Durban – Playhouse Theatre
Sunday, 9 March – Cape Town – GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
Saturday, 22 March – Pretoria – State Theatre
Photo Credit – SA Idols Logo from http://idolssa.dstv.com/